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Offline mjr7nyc

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Please help reading MRI results
« on: October 05, 2011, 05:28:48 AM »
Hello.  I've done some research regarding meniscal tears, but I'm still not able to interpret my results.  I know I have a tear on the inside/medial meniscus, but I don't understand much else.  Any clarification would be extremely appreciated. 

What type/shape of tear?  (bucket handle, parrot beak?)  Is it red/red, red/white, etc - in the area that receives blood and therefore, could heal?  Horizontal or vertical?  How bad/deep is this tear?  (Grade?)

"The medial meniscus demonstrates a midaspect flap tear extending to the inferior surface.  There is slight effusion and a small popliteal cyst."

Thanks for your expertise.   :)