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What knee mri mean? lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. tear and early meniscal cyst formation.

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Old cartilage tear: The cyst means the year is old. The tear is in the front where the meniscus attaches to the inner front of the joint.

Answered 9/22/2020

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Talk w Ortho Surgeon: The MRI report mentions a tear and an adjacent cyst. Not all tears and cysts need surgical intervention, but a thorough history, examination, and review of your MRI findings by an orthopaedic surgeon will allow you to make the decision that is correct for your situation.

Answered 6/10/2014

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