Hong Kong
A 29-year-old male asked:

My knee got twisted. mri says "patchy tear at posterior horn of medial meniscus, shape and contour preserved. grade ii chondromalacia of patella. grade ii mcl". as per doc, i'm resting now. could someone explain more on this? anything to be worried?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Your Dr who knows you and has seen the MRI is the best one to answer the question. do not know for sure what Greade II MCL means in Hong Kong. Nevet use abbreviations in medicine. They can be deadly.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
You have a partially torn cartilage, degeneration of cartilage under your knee cap and a partial tear of your medial collateral ligament. I would consider these findings to produce a rather unstable knee joint. I recommend that you be followed by an orthopedic surgeon who will guide you through physical therapy after resting,elevating and possibly alternating cold and hot applications to your knee
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