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Offline jbksmomma

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SURGERY SCHEDULED!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS FRIDAY
« on: January 21, 2008, 05:23:42 PM »
Well I have been scheduled for another arthoscopic knee surgery Fiday Jan25th. I just got my MRI report and if anyone can help it says:

1. The osses structurea to include the patella are unremarkable throughout. There is no evidence for fracture or contusion.
2. The cartilaginous surfaces are intact.
3. No joint effusion noted. No loose bodies noted.
4. Medial and lateral retinacula are intact. Hoffa's fat pad is unremarkable.
5. The quadriceps and patellar tendons are intact.
6. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are unremarkable.
7. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments are intact.
8. The supporting structures of the postero-lateral corner are unremarkable.
9. There is an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus which contacts the inferior articulating surface centrally over two consecutive 4mm slices consistent with a tear. AP and leg breaks signal in the posterior horn has the apperance of a decompressed intrameniscal cyst.
10. The lateral meniscus is without evidence for tear.
11. No abnormal soft tissue fluid collections noted.

IMPRESSION:

Medial meniscal tear as described above.


I pretty much know what everything means except for #9 and #10 if anyone could help[ with this I would greatly appreciate it!!!!

Thanks,
Angela
Cyst and 2 tears in meniscus 6/07
OS has no more ideas refered to Pain management 7/07

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Re: SURGERY SCHEDULED!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS FRIDAY
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 12:23:42 AM »
#9 says that you have a oblique tear (thats the direction) of the posterior horn (that is the back side of the meniscus)  of medial meniscus..(thats the inside of your knee) .the tear touches the inside of the knee where the knee parts hit each other (articulate)....the consecutive 4mm slices means....when they do an MRI they take hundreds of 4mm images....look at them in a series....in two of those pictures (consecutive 4mm slices) they see the meniscus tear. So you have a angled tear in the inside, back part of the  meniscus.  Im not exactly sure what the "leg breaks signa"l is.....

#10 says there is no tear on the lateral side.

Looks to me like a straight forward repair of a medial meniscus tear.

Hopefully......

not sure if that helped,...you may have already known those parts
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