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What does mucoid degeneration of posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion mean
A 30-year-old male asked:
I made.mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?
Dr. Christopher Fergusonanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Nonsurgically: Conservative treatment initially: nsaids, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injection. Surgery only if no better with conservative care.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. David Danganswered
Radiology 16 years experience
Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, i would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the menisc... Read More
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old female asked:
What does mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus mean? seen on mri. also what does truncation mean of the posterior horn attaching roots mean?help
Dr. Michael Gaboranswered
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Mucoid degeneration,: like degenerative arthritis of a joint, generally occurs as a results of aging. It can cause pain and to a meniscal tear. Truncation means that the ... Read More
704 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old female asked:
Mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. 2nd grade retropatellar chondromalacia. tiny plica mediopatellaris. treatment?
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
An orthopedic surgeon might choose a cortisone injection, or even hyaluronic acid. Physical therapy might be an initial approach. Would not anticipa... Read More
Answered Jul 27, 2021
Dr. Alexander Sahanswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 16 years experience
Can be treated non-operatively. PT, anti-inflammatories, strengthening, possible knee injections, knee bracing, symptomatic care most likely recommen... Read More
Reviewed Aug 02, 2021
A 51-year-old female asked:
Mri shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of acl. will this require surgery? thanks!
Dr. Marsha Davisanswered
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Probably: But some people successfully rehab it. But it is between you and your orthopedist and the amount of expected activity that will hel
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. also small joint effusion. can it heal completely without surgery?
Dr. Bradley Butkovichanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No Meniscus Tears : Cannot heal on their own as the meniscus tissue has no real blood supply in an adult. Surgery will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A to... Read More
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old female asked:
Grade ii degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. does this imply a tear? surgery?
Dr. Robert Colesanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Probably not: If the signal does not communicate with the articular surface it is not torn but you have degenerative changes which can lead to a tear in the future.
4.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 53-year-old female asked:
Mri states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. whats the best treatment?
Dr. Paxton Danielanswered
Radiology 34 years experience
Treatment: is not based on MRI findings alone. Treatment depends on integrating your history, physical, and MRI findings together so as to tell the complete stor... Read More
882 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 64-year-old female asked:
Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?
Dr. Frank Holmesanswered
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hy... Read More
946 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old male asked:
Last year after having an mri done i have a small knee joint effusion. there is a minor inferior surfacing vertical tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. no evidence of a lateral meniscal tear. no pain now can i play sports?
Dr. Birendra Tandananswered
Urology 36 years experience
Best is to consult your Ortho for the decision will be based on both clinical exam and CT findings and the sport you want to play.
Answered Jun 27, 2022
A 35-year-old female asked:
Prominent oblique grade 2 signal in posterior body of medial meniscus , small joint effusion in left knee what should i do doctore said it will heal within 1 year but i have pain whenever i walk?
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Although only a tiny percentage of cartilages with grade 2 signal on MRI turn out to have tears on arthroscopy, the presence of fluid with persistent ... Read More
Answered Feb 21, 2022
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