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Offline CS022684

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Knee MRI Help
« on: December 16, 2015, 04:15:36 AM »
Could someone please explain to me what this really means? I have been having knee pain for going on a year now and finally had an MRI. I have pain standing and sitting. A burning pain that goes up my leg. My knee is also constantly popping. I can see the results, but apparently, the doctor hasn't received them yet. From what I can tell by the MRI, it doesn't seem to be very serious? If not, why does it hurt so bad?

There is only minimal joint fluid present but I do see a popliteal fossa cyst which is multilocular. This is best seen on sagittal T2 images #19 through #22. The menisci shows some signal intensity in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus but I believe that this is probably degenerative. I see it best on proton density sagittal images #23 and #24 and I cannot document it reaching the joint surface. The lateral meniscus has normal signal intensity.


Degenerative type signal in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and popliteal fossa cyst.

Offline JamieDeanne

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Re: Knee MRI Help
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 07:11:54 AM »
why don't you wait for the radiologist to do his job and go from there? MRI results don't change how your knee will feel in the morning :)

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Offline JOW_103

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Re: Knee MRI Help
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 03:03:48 PM »
The MRI is showing you likely have a tear in the posterior horn of your medial meniscus (inside portion of your knee) that is degenrative in nature and likely not the result of a sports injury.  Degenrative just means the tear is a result of a wearing out vs it being caused by trauma.

You also have a Baker's Cyst.  These often form as a result of arthritis or a cartilage tear.  If you have a torn meniscus this would likely cause the cyst to form. The cyst is fluid filled and cause tightness and swelling in the back of your knee.