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Offline Heather M.

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Q about MRI results/terminology
« on: October 02, 2002, 05:14:35 AM »
I have a question that I hope someone can help me answer, as I am currently looking for a surgeon willing to take on my case....

I got the radiologist's report from my most recent MRI on my good leg.  I understand everything else (grade II chondromalacia on the patella and femoral trochlear surface) but there is one that I don't get:

*"Small area of scoring at the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus.  There is no discrete meniscal tear."*

Ok, I get the tear part, but what is this scoring and what does it mean?  Is this the 'flap of articular cartilage" my OS talked about?  It doesn't sound like it....


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