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A 28-year-old female asked:

New xray and mri result shows luceny in distal femur, tricompartmental oa, meniscus horn tear, bone spurs, & chondromalacia patella. had mcl reconstruction surgery 10 months ago, what possible complication could be wrong to show the lucency on x-ray?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Your case is somewhat complicated. Please discuss with your orthopedist for an accurate assessment.
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Without seeing the images it is hard to interpret. It may be a normal post operative finding or it may be related to surgery.
Last updated Oct 6, 2021
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