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High signal in cart: It means you need to talk to the Dr who ordered the test. Without knowing your history, physical exam it is not possible to interpret.
MRI: Mri's are very sensitive and will show chondral damage. There are 4 grades: i: softening, ii: fraying, iii: crabmeat appearance, iv: bare bone. Mri's are sensitive to even show bone bruising: increased blood flow to the bone surface. Chondral injury symptoms can be pain with weight bearing, catching, clicking or in severe cases pain even at rest.
Several: Pain, swelling, popping, catching, and grinding are all possible symptoms.
What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?
Early wear: The knee cap (patella) has 3 parts. The medial and lateral facets and the median ridge. Changes in the articular surface indicate wear changes.See 1 more doctor answer
What is meaning of full thickness chondral loss to medial patella and what is heterogeneity of lateral patellar?
Cartilage loss: cartilage damage medially with some irregularities of the cartilage laterally
What are chondral flaps and where are they located? What is grade2 and 3 chondromalcia with unstable chondral flaps on the patella mean?
Articular cartilage: The bearing surface of a joint is made of cartilage. It is white, shiny, and smooth (what you see on the end of a chicken leg). Arthritis is damage to this surface. During knee arthroscopy, damage to this surface is graded (grade 1-4). Grade 2-3 chondral flaps means that there were moderate degenerative changes on the undersurface of your knee cap or patella.See 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage loss: "chondral" pertains to cartilage the cartilage lining the joint spaces of the knee can become thinned or irregular for many different reasons, including general wear and tear. The term "chondral changes" is fairly nonspecific but probably indicates there is some softening and/or irregularity and/or thinning of the cartilage indicating some early degenerative changes in the joints.
On MRI is "high grade chondral defect overlying the central MFC which measures 6mm" bad? Also "absence of PH of MM suggest chronic partial tearing"
Depends: This means you have a small defect in your knee cartilage and perhaps some 'wear and tear' on oyur meniscus. Whether anything needs to be done about this depends on your symptoms. If you are having severe knee pain, these things might be contributuing and could therefore be addressed. Follow up with Dr who ordered the MRI to discuss the way forward.
Let me help you: Chondreal changes means that the cartilage covering the end of the bone in your joint are not normal (smooth) like before. The surgeon some grade them on how sever those change are. Good luck.
I am 36 with a grade 4 chondral lesion on medial femur/patella s/p microfracture sx. What are other?
Grade I-IV: Depending on the severity of injury the chondral lesions are graded from i-iv. Grade IV is worst and inthis bone is exposed.See 1 more doctor answer
I had same surgery but also have oa and chondrol surface issues. What is best to get the strength for going down stairs. I think that is my weak spot.?
P.T.: Aimed at strengthening quads and hamstrings.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chondral fissure and flap formation of the medial patellar facet. I had a knee scan and this is the comments from the results.
I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?
See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you.See 1 more doctor answer
What are chondral flaps? And where are they located in the knee? Why does my knee get stuck when I sit and raise my leg straight? It pops
Chondral flaps: The cartilage covering the bearing surfaces of the knee joint.
I just went to P.t. and was told that something is blocking my knee from bending? I just had knee surgery 3 weeks ago for chondral defect. Please
See your surgeon: If you have difficulty bending your knee, (esp if you feel a mechanical component)3 weeks after a knee scope for an articular cartilage 'defect' see your surgeon and get re- examined. Difficult to elaborate without knowing the severity of the defect (? Small, focal)or more extensive and the treatment performed (? chondroplasty, microfracture, OATS, etc.)Best of luck!
Where are the chondral flaps in the knee? Abnormalties posterior horn of the lateral mensicus does that mean a possible tear in the area?
Possibly: Chondral flap tears are when a portion of the articular cartilage delaminates and flips into the joint. The symptoms are swelling, catching and pain. Meniscal abnormalities on MRI may be intrasubstance degeneration which is a normal process of aging. Abnormal signals in the meniscus of young patients on MRI irate very common and usually considered normal.See 1 more doctor answer
Treatment for medial femoral condyle ulceration with lateral patellar chondral ulceration with areas of full thickness chondral loss and fissuring?
See below: See on orthopedic specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small meniscal root tear, high grade chondral fissuring partial thickness on the medial femoral condyle, grade 4 chondromalacia patella is this bad?
Try conservative rx: Seems like most of the damage is under the patella. If you have locking you might need arthroscopy, I would first try terminal extension excercises training the quads without putting much pressure on the patella. In addition research has shown that Asperin could help the surface cartilage heal. In addition, MSM (Puritan Pride) could be helpful as a nutraceutical supplement.