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Offline Therasa1986

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MRI result - Pain in knee for months and cant use stairs. Help!
« on: October 01, 2019, 12:23:02 AM »
hi Everyone.  New here but super glad to have stumbled across this community!

I have had issues with my knees for as long as I can remember.  I'm now 33,  and have dislocated both knees multiple times and had arthroscopic surgery on both in the past.

Recently I had major swelling in my right knee (don't remember doing anything out of the ordinary) and subsequent ultrasound and MRI a week later I got the results yesterday.  I have NO idea how long the wait will be to see a specialist in the public system (I'm in Australia) so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on my result?

1. Abnormal Signal/Contour of the anterior horn/body of the lateral meniscus with extension to the femoral surface in keeping with tear.

2. Retro patellar chondral degeneration with morphological features suggesting predisposition to patellar subluxation.

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Re: MRI result - Pain in knee for months and cant use stairs. Help!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 06:44:46 AM »
Looking at what’s written...
You’ve torn the lateral (outer) meniscus (the shock absorber that sits between the thigh and shin bones). Often causes swelling, pain, locking and potentially buckling. There’s a great meniscus primer in the learning portfolio click through above. The meniscus cartilage degenerates over time so you may not have needed to do much if the tissue is already brittle

You’ve also got damage to the articular cartilage on the back of your kneecap, likely due to the dislocations rubbing away the covering. Do you know why you dislocate?

Can you speed the process by seeing a specialist privately?

Good luck
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up