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Mild cartilage wear: The medial femoral condyle is the inner (medial) side of your thigh bone (femur) at the knee joint surface. It is covered by articular cartilage that prevents bone on bone. Grade 2 changes means that there is some mild wear and cracks (fissures) of the cartilage instead of having a smooth cartilage surface. It is mild wear and tear. This is not arthritis and may or may not lead to arthritis. ...Read more
Joint padding: The cartilage is a slick rubbery substance that covers the bones that articulate so that one bone does not touch the other. It gives you cushioning and minimal friction to allow our joints to work effectively. You only get one layer so you must treat it right and avoid cartilage injuries. It demonstrates poor healing if damaged, and when it is wearing out, we call it arthritis. ...Read more
Cartilage injury: Cartilage injury is graded 0 cto 4 based on the following findings ( international cartilage repair society) grade 0: (normal) healthy cartilage grade 1: the cartilage has a soft spot or blisters grade 2: minor tears visible in the cartilage grade 3: lesions have deep crevices (more than 50% of cartilage layer) grade 4: the cartilage tear exposes the underlying (subchrondral) bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI said i had full thickness cartilage loss of the medial femoral condyle, articulate surface what does that mean?
What is the typical recovery time from a trebecular fx of the lateral femoral condyle?Also what is the rehab period and what does it entail?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, surgery or no surgery, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?
Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more
Friction: This refers to friction between your patellar tendon (the part just under your kneecap), and the end of your femur. Misalignment of the patella can be a cause, which is why physical therapy can be very effective, to restore better patellar tracking. Other treatment options include injections, nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and surgery. ...Read more
Just had scope of knee and loose body removal. Note of lateral femoral condyle grade 4 chondromalacia on post op report. What is the next step?
Let me explain: When you have grade 4 chodromalacia, it is a bad sign that joint is going to cause more problems. Several options 1-abrasion and microfracture surgery. 2-laser-assisted treatments. 3-autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis. 4-autologous chondrocyte implantation. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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