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Offline Softball247

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MRI results
« on: September 07, 2005, 11:58:24 PM »
I just received my MRI report from my doctor and would like some clarification on the report. Sorry for the long e-mail inadvance. However, I would appreciate some help. My doctor is now recommending arthroscopy due to my constant pain on the inside of my left knee and locking. The diagnosis is as follows
1-Small undersurface tear of posterior horn of teh lateral meniscus
2-6mm ill defined low signal filling defect between the posterior aspect of the lateral     
femoral condyle and adjacent capsule consistent with focal synovial proliferation/scarring versus intra-articular body. The signal charactersitics are atypical for intra-articular body.
3-1.0cm partial thickness cartiledge defect at junction of trochlea and femoral articular surface
The Findings are:
1-scarring within Hoffa fat pad from previous arthroscopy
2-medial compartment demonstrates thinning of cartiledge with no full thickness cartiledge defect identified
3-Lateral compartment demonstrates mild thinning of cartiledge
4-there is likely synovitis, likely reactive from previous intervention
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1996- L knee surgery ro repair torn meniscus
1997-L knee torn acl repaired
2005-L knee surgery to remove scar tissue and lateral meniscus
2008-L knee lateral menisectomy
2010-L knee lateral menisectomy and chondroplasty
2015-L knee lateral menisectomy,chondroplasty, and partial synovectomy

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Re: MRI results
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 12:39:32 AM »
that doesnt look too bad
1 you have scar tissue in your fat pad. The fat pad is located right below and partially under your knee cap. look down at your knee and imagine a smiley face going under the patella, that is where you fat pad is

2you have thinning of the articular cart on the medial side but it is not a full thickness defect. If it had been full thickness, he probably would have recommended some type of cart. restoration surgery.

3You also have some mild thinning on the lateral side of the knee (out side edge) again, this is not unusual. most people experience some wear and tear thinning as we age.

4synovitus is inflamed synovial tissue. the soft tissue around your knee is irritated probably from where you had previous treatment.
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Re: MRI results
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 11:27:14 PM »
Thanks for the interpretation. :)
1996- L knee surgery ro repair torn meniscus
1997-L knee torn acl repaired
2005-L knee surgery to remove scar tissue and lateral meniscus
2008-L knee lateral menisectomy
2010-L knee lateral menisectomy and chondroplasty
2015-L knee lateral menisectomy,chondroplasty, and partial synovectomy