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Offline drummerd

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MRI Results Interpretation
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:57:37 PM »
So I've suffered knee pain for the past four months that has stopped me from playing basketball, as it didn't seem to heal. Finally got an MRI and came back with the following results. Is this uncommon? Seems I have two meniscal tears and a chondrial defect... is this stuff likely to have co-occurred, or is it more likely that only one of these is new and causing most of the symptoms?

-> Focal defect/tear of the anterior horn towards the body of the lateral meniscus.
-> Vertical tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
-> 7 mm chondral defect of the central patella

Symptoms flare with exercise (basketball, but also biking), and include tenderness around the joint and pain when getting out of the car. Also, increased popping of the knee cap.

Seeing the surgeon in a few days, but definitely a bit anxious about the treatment options / outlook.