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Offline Pringle400

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Mri scan results
« on: December 24, 2009, 12:03:48 PM »
Hi, ive just received some MRI scan results back from my GP but as yet ive not seen my specialist because he is on holiday till mid January!

A brief outline of my injury

I sustained a dislocated paetalla in August and was in a cast for 6 weeks! Ive been having physio since but really struggled with flexion and 4 months on im still only at 110 degrees at a push compared to my other knee which is 130 degrees. My knee is still very painful, swollen and too much walking results in pain. I am now weight bearing but struggled to lead on my injuried knee or put much weight through it at all!

The Results

No evidence of fracture however marked bone bruising of the lateral aspect of the lower femoral shaft and femoral condyle
Oedema of the soft tissues between femoral condyle and iliotibial tract
No evidence of meniscal tear
No significant abnormality seen in ACL PCL cottaleral ligaments quadriceps or patellar tendons
No significant lateral patellar maltracking and medial and lateral patellar retinacula appear intact
Thinning of the articular cartilage in the PF joint in keeping with cartilage degeneration
Suspect subchondral bone injury in paetalla

any help would be greatly appreciated to try and understand these results as i will go crazy waiting till mid january when my consultant returns from holiday

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Re: Mri scan results
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 11:30:44 PM »
Sounds like you got a nice painful bone bruise and some swelling in the knee.  The swelling can keep the quads from firing properly causing pain and making walking difficult.  It can also keep the ROM down too.  Good news is the dislocation does not appear to have torn much of anything.  The cartilage behind the kneecap and the trochlear grove (might be only one of those but they are the PF joint) is wearing out.  I think the bone bruise is what is causing you the most problem (not a medical professional though, so take the thought for what you think it's worth).  Definately good to see the OS as soon as you can.  Ice and rest should help some.  You did spend 6 weeks in a cast, so the quad muscles may still be weak from the immobility.  Good luck to you.

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