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MRI & XR results confusion-- any tips/advice
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:18:00 PM »
I recently got an MRI on my right knee, as I've had knee pain for years.
These were the results, and I was just wondering if anyone could offer me some more clarification/ potential next steps to helping the pain/ a diagnosis. I have a doctors appointment to go over things next week, but I am just an anxious person!
XR -
Bone Spur on back of patella
    *  Menisci: Normal, without evidence of intrameniscal signal abnormality
    or tear.
    *  Ligaments: ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL: Normal, without evidence of tear or
    abnormal signal.
    *  Extensor Mechanism: Normal, without tendinosis, tear, or bursal
    thickening. No increased bursal fluid.  Edema within the fat planes
    adjacent to the lower pole of the patella but the patellar tendon and
    lower pole otherwise appear intact. The retinacula are unremarkable.
    *  Joint: Small amount of joint effusion. No evidence of Baker's cyst.
    *  Miscellaneous: Minimal lateral tilt of the patella. Minimally shallow
    appearance of the trochlear groove; however, no secondary evidence of
    recent patellar dislocation.
Any help or advice for next steps is greatly appreciated! I have already gone through physical therapy & bracing, but don't know if anything could change know that they have MRIs. I also don't know if this means that there is anything wrong or not ,which is another thing I'd like some clarification on.