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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Mri completed 15 years ago for damage to the meniscus. No damage meniscus but was told possible MCL but that mris do not pick up MCL tears. ?

Mri completed 15 years ago for damage to the meniscus. No damage meniscus but was told possible MCL but that mris do not pick up MCL tears. ?

Not accurate: Maris scans are very effective at diagnosing both meniscus and ligament injuries but if your scan was done -015 years ago you might have sustained further damage you might need a good exam and repeat MRI scan? ...Read more

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Badminton coach.Did an mri.Report says full tear of ACL and grade2 injury to mcl.Reconstruction n rehabiltation please explain..Can i be back to my game?

Badminton coach.Did an mri.Report says full tear of ACL and grade2 injury to mcl.Reconstruction n rehabiltation please explain..Can i be back to my game?

Yes: You will be able to return to badminton after you heal fully from the acl reconstruction surgery. Usually, it take 1year before you can compete. You will be able to practice at about 5months depending on how your healing progresses. Even professional athletes require 1 year to return to sports. Just ensure that your surgery is performed by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Arthroscopic surgery: If this is symptomatic with pain, catching ; giving way, this is a sign that u r causing damage 2 ur articular cartilage ; should b scoped ; taken care of. Every time it catches there is some damage bing done. These r permanent changes ; u want ur joint 2 last a long time. ...Read more

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What's the risk for playing football w/ full thickness tear (MRI) that occured to the MCL 4 weeks ago? My knee feels stable and there is minor pain.

What's the risk for playing football w/ full thickness tear (MRI) that occured to the MCL 4 weeks ago? My knee feels stable and there is minor pain.

Re- injury: Your orthopedic surgeon can help make the decision when you are ready to return to football.The obvious risk is re-injury. Where was it torn?( off the femur, mid- substance, tibia).Femoral MCL injuries heal quicker. Isolated injury? Your position(interior lineman,defensive back etc.)...skill positions may take longer. Are u wearing a functional knee brace? Have you practiced full- speed in it..? ...Read more

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What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery?: A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Mcl sprain after dislocation of patella. Recent lateral release , meniscus repair . How do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

Mcl sprain after dislocation  of patella. Recent  lateral release , meniscus repair . How  do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

Cannot be sure: An MRI is an appropriate imaging study to detect a ligamentous or meniscal tear. A physical exam by a physician can help distinguish between different injuries, but symptoms such popping noises wouldn't necessarily signify a tear or not. ...Read more

Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more