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Mri report: 1. Complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus; 2. Grade ii/iii medial compartment chondromalacia; 3. Grade II patellofemoral compartment chondromalacia; 4. Small joint effus?

Mri report: 1. Complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus; 2. Grade ii/iii medial compartment chondromalacia; 3. Grade II patellofemoral compartment chondromalacia; 4. Small joint effus?

Yes...: Your MRI report notes you have a torn inside cartilage(medial meniscus) associated w/ moderate arthritis on the inside( medial) compartment of the knee.You also have moderate chondromalacia of the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint and some joint fluid( effusion).See a board certified ors for possible arthroscopy.Your prognosis worsens w/ > arthritic change in your knee. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

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. ...Read more

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I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?

I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?

It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

You have a tear: The radiologist is just hedging their bet typically on the dictation and cannot make a definitive diagnosis based on what they see on MRI. In other words you have a tear, but it is difficult to tell how bad or if it is low or high grade. ...Read more

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Grade II tear of posterior horn of the medial meniscus & grad III a tear of the posterior horn of the lateral, what to do?

Surgery v. Rehab: Sounds like your knee is pretty painful. Depending on the severity of your symptoms (ie. how bad does it hurt, it is swollen, etc) and what your ultimate goals are, you could trial a rehabilitation program or head to surgery. I often will advise trial of rehab initially, though if your pain is severely limiting this may not be a viable option. Surgery has its own set of risks, so talk to your doc ...Read more

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Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men

Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half.  Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted.  The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men

Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read more

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My mothers MRI came back showing chronic degenerative tear of the acl, chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the medial medial meniscus.?

Acl tear: Older patients will sometimes have MRI readings showing "acl tears." this should be correlated with the patient's symptoms. If an acl tear is present in an "older" patient try treating the patient with an initial conservative course including brace and pt. ...Read more

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How should I treat a grade 2 intrameniscal tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?

Quad strengthening: Most grade 2 intrameniscal tears do not cause significant pain. There is more of a likelyhood that you have hamstring and pes tendinitis (which sits in the same region as the meniscus). It is likely you are limping and favoring the knee (hyperextending), causing more pain in the hamstrings. With quad exercises, most of those symptoms will resolve. No need for knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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