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Offline Another_angel

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« on: July 17, 2020, 12:38:28 AM »
Can a MRI detect even a slight tear?


And how long does it take for a difference between two diferente MRIs to be observed?

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Re: MRI
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 07:39:20 AM »
Meniscus tear?
Yes it can, although they can often be missed too. My MRIs have also shown degenerative changes/fraying to meniscus.

Not sure what you mean by the difference between two MRIs? Different specialists reading the same MRI will potentially pick different things up. They may report on things that are not necessarily relevant to symptoms as well as things that are essentially anatomically normal.

Different MRI machines will lead to different things being reported too (sone are more detailed than others).

Changes to the joint, be it further deterioration or healing will occur differently from individual to individual too and the timeframe will differ.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2020, 08:47:40 AM by Vickster »
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Re: MRI
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:14:36 AM »
Just adding to the great contribution by Vickster - MRI technicians can also use different contrasts in the MRI and these are generally requested by the surgeon depending on what structure is being assessed, so one type of contrast may make a defect visible that might not be noticed with a different contrast.
https://www.gehealthcare.co.uk/article/overview-of-mri-contrast
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Re: MRI
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 11:25:15 AM »
Iíve never had a contrast MRI. I did have a nuclear Cat scan (SPECT) of my foot however which involved a radioactive injection. It showed far more detail of the small bones than the MRI had previously and identified arthritis which the MRI didnít.
MRI is more the one for soft tissue
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up















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