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Offline abacon

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my mri
« on: June 23, 2009, 02:36:31 AM »
Hi all...just picked my mri results:
ligaments normal, quads and tnedons unremarkable.  Small joint effusion though no Baker's cyst.  Patella has lateral tillt and mild subluxation.  mild cartilage signal hyperintensities wihtin the patella apex and medial pateller cartilage.  This is probably focal chondromalacia.  No acute osseous edeman.
There is a mild internal siganl withn the menisci consistent with mucoid signal.  No visiable tear.  ligament structures are intact.

Impression:  Probable chondromacia patellae.  No intrinsic nemiscal or ligamentous abnormatilities.  Small jo8int effusion.

So what do you think?  Anyone want to guess what the OS suggested?
What would you do if this was your MRI?  (I know that most of you would rejoice, because it isn't as bad as most of you!)

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Re: my mri
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 12:30:16 AM »
thats quite a bit that its revealed. The same as mine tbh Anne. Not the specifics, but it found a lot of minor things that i had wrong.

I dont have mine to hand, but it went something like, posterior sag of femur, disruption to the ACL, micro tear of the lateral meniscus, effusion in the joint, and one or two other minor things i think.

But my guess is that all these things wont be treated individually as they're all minor problems, just all unfortunately in the same place. I think the only thing you can do, as ive learned from numerous physios/doctors etc, is just keep the injured leg strong. You know, work on the hammys and quads, R.I.C.E and all that.

Are you a sports player Anne?

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Re: my mri
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 12:45:56 AM »
What sent you to the OS in the first place?  Were you in pain? knee lock? sublux?  You need to consider not only the mri, but the patient's symptoms.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

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Re: my mri
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 03:36:34 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm new to the board. I have my MRI report said the following:

There is increased signal at the anterior cruciate ligament in keeping with myxoid degeneration.

There is mild lateral subluxation of the patella. The patellar tilt angle is 20 degrees which is upper limits of normal.

There is chondromalacia in the lateral facet of the patella with subchondral changes. There is a full thickness cartilaginous defect that measures approximately 9mm RL extension extending to the patellar apex. There is evidence of increased marrow signal in the anterior aspect of the lateral femoral condyle.

There is a small joint effusion with synovial thickening vs. joint bodies. There is a trace amount of fluid at the semimembranosus/gastrocnemius bursa.

1. There is mild subluxation of the patella. The trochlear inclination again is 17 degrees which is within normal limits.
2. There is chondromalacia in the lateral facet of the patella with subchondral changes.

The knee specialist I saw suggested surgery, what do you guys think? I've already gone through PT and it hasn't worked so please give me your opinions.