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Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...Read more


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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more

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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and 
Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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MRI notes medial meniscus root tear, & moderate to large joint effusion?

MRI notes medial meniscus root tear, & moderate to large joint effusion?

Orthopedic: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, as you may require arthroscopic repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

See below:: Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be: 1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then; 2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or; 3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more

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Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

See good knee...: This is purely an MRI reading of your knee.'partial' acl and PCL tears in your age group means very little to me unless you had a very significant , recent knee injury w/ a hemarthrosis .( which u don't have).'chondromalacia'( of what..Mfc, lfc, patella?) means you have a component of arthritis in your knee. See a qualified, respected knee surgeon to discuss your options . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Surgery : Surgery is most likely needed to resolve your problem. Meniscus tears simply do not heal on their own, regardless of conservative treatment (including prolotherapy). It is possible that your symptoms of pain, etc will improve with time without surgery...But that doesn't mean the tear healed. In fact, the tear will most likely get bigger leading to additional damage if not taken care of soon. ...Read more

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27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is a MRI 100 percent accurate? I had a knee MRI that showed nothing wrong. But I am having locking of the knee joint and shifting, giving way pain

Is a MRI 100 percent accurate? I had a knee MRI that showed nothing wrong. But I am having locking of the knee joint and shifting, giving way pain

No test is 100%: Although an MRI is a good test it can miss an Abnormality. For example a locking knee can be caused by a torn meniscus that flaps. At the time of the MRI it could have been laying back in place. Talk to your ortho. You may still need a scope ...Read more

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If a MRI doesn't show anything can I can still have something wrong with shifting and locking of the knee joint? I need help

If a MRI doesn't show anything can I can still have something wrong with shifting and locking of the knee joint? I need help

Yes, U should B sure: that U have Cn a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. An exam can B more revealing than the MRI by a few degrees of certainty ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of trace amount of fluid in my knee joint seen on an mri?

Whats the meaning of  trace amount of fluid in my knee joint seen on an mri?

Common finding: Most patients undergoing knee MRI will have a trace amount of fluid in the joint space. This is considered a normal physiologic finding. ...Read more

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Does only a MRI confirm a meniscus tear? Is there any other test to confirm that? Locking knee joint when sitting and raise the knee straight

It's the best: A meniscus does not show on an x-ray. The history and physical exam can really help make the diagnosis. An arthrogram, dye and air injected into the knee used to be used to help decide if a tear is present or not. Painful test, often inconclusive, and frankly just about a lost art. An MRI is fast, painless, and rarely wrong. Mris are usually done prior to suggesting surgery. ...Read more

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Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report. ?

Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report. ?

Probably nothing: To call a tear, you must see signal going to the edge of the meniscus. Intrasubstance signal not extending to the surface would not satisfy criteria for a tear on mri. As a side note, the quality of the scanner and the scan parameters they chose will have great impact on the ability to see subtle findings such as this. ...Read more

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My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint .i am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion .before two yea?

My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint .i am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion .before two yea?

Celery Stalk: The 'celery stalk' finding on knee MRI is a sign of mucoid degeneration of the ACL. Typically patients present with knee pain or restricted movement, although often other potential causes for the patient's symptoms are found.The pathogenesis remains controversial. Possible etiologies include age related degeneration, or congenital or acquired synovial tissue entrapment between ACL fibers. ...Read more

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If a MRI detects a knee joint effusion how can they see meniscal tears? I really don't know what to do with my knee pain surgeon can't help me help

If a MRI detects a knee joint effusion how can they see meniscal tears?  I really don't know what to do with my knee pain surgeon can't help me help

MRI great tool: Mri detects 95% of injuries in your knee, but not 100%. An effusion means fluid in the knee, but is non-specific. There are dozens of causes of knee joint swelling. The MRI is helpful in making decisions regarding whether surgery is indicated and if so, can help in planning for your surgeon. The gold standard, however, is looking inside the knee with the scope. Consider 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more

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How long does it take for arthritis to develop in a knee joint? I had surgery and the surgeon said my knee was clean but a MRI told a different story

How long does it take for arthritis to develop in a knee joint? I had surgery and the surgeon said my knee was clean but a MRI told a different story

Years: The arthritic process is a gradual loss of the smooth surface on the end of the bone. Degenerative arthritis takes years to develop whereas post traumatic arthritis can happen over a relatively short period of time. Mri often times finds things or can be interpreted as change without really having clinical significance. ...Read more

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Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Help: exam: you answers require examination and imaging. Please consult an orthopedic expert. ...Read more

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Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Most: Ligaments have nerves that assess tension and position, subchondral bone has sensory nerves, peripheral meniscus, and synovium are all pain sources. The articulate cartilage itself has no nerves. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain on my knee joint.Should i continue going to the gym?

Please help! i'm having pain on my knee joint.Should i continue going to the gym?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the knee joint?

What is the fluid in the knee joint?

Synovial fluid: The fluid in all joints is known as synovial fluid. This fluid acts as a lubricant to the joints and tendons. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

Core: Core strengthening along with hip, thigh and leg strengthening. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more

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Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Go see an : Orthopedist to have the knee examined so you don't cause any further injury while walking on it. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more