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Offline heyannie

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MRI results
« on: August 17, 2009, 04:57:20 AM »
Okay so I understand that I tore my meniscus and ACL but not quite sure what all of results are telling me.  I tried to look up some of the terms but wasn't really satisfied with what I was getting.  I still felt confused after reading them lol. 
So here are my results:
Grade 3 tear involving the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.  A very small joint effusion noted. 
A very small popliteal cyst along the posterior medial aspect possibly due to minimal hemarthrosis.
There is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with avulsion of its attachment to the femur. 
Ok I understand I have a meniscus tear.  No idea what grade 3 is, joint effusion, popliteal cyst, hemarthrosis, and avulsion.  If anyone can explain in English what exactly those are saying I would appreciate it.  My OS didn't really get into that much detail with me.  I kind of freaked out on him because until my appointment with him I didn't even know I tore my acl.  My family dr.  only told me about the meniscus.  So the acl was kind of a shocker so I wasn't prepared with the right questions.  THanks in advance.

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Re: MRI results
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 06:04:10 AM »
information on grades of meniscus
http://www.csmc.edu/9909.html
joint effusion
http://arthritis.about.com/od/arthritislearnthebasics/f/jointeffusion.htm
popiteal cyst
http://www.zimmer.com/ctl?op=global&action=1&id=8060&template=PC
hermarthrosis
http://osteoarthritis.about.com/od/osteoarthritissymptoms/a/hemarthrosis.htm
Avulsion
http://www.yourdictionary.com/medical/avulsion

My translation - your meniscus tear will probably require surgery to repair, during the surgery your OS will probably repair the cyst.  You acl has been torn away from where it attaches to the femur.
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: MRI results
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 10:00:36 AM »
Thank you very much.  The websites you posted explained very easily what I was looking for.  Much better then the sites I was finding.