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Menisci Of The Knee
The radiologist's report on my knee's ultrasound says "few echogenic foci adjacent to medial and lateral menisci". What does/could this mean exactly?
Second opinion: Is a good idea. An ultrasound can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next month for reevaluation. The provided description is sufficiently vague as to encompass things as small as crystal deposits in the joint all the way up to fatty or gouty masses. They say pictures are worth a thousand words for a reason! ...Read more
Mri showed grade 1 MCI sprain/strain..had arthroscopic surgery on left knee, found 2 tears on my medial and lateral menisci. ?
And the question is?: Though there's a question mark in the sentence, I don't know what you're asking. So far you've said that you've got 2 tears in the medial & lateral menisci of your left knee. Are you wondering WHY MRI only showed a sprain/strain & not the tears which arthroscopic surgery claimed existed? If so, the answer is MRI of the knee is not as sensitive to "seeing" tears as direct visualization. ...Read more
Sudden knee pain: Pain with random movements of the knee is going to probably be related to what you were specifically doing at the time. If you were jumping, squatting or twisting it could help with the diagnosis. Also if there are mechanical symptoms: locking , catching, popping, clicking or giving out ; will also help diagnosing your problem. I find dancers often have patella tendonitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May help, May hurt: P90x is a great home fitness program i also enjoy but its not for everyone. The plyometrics routine has several high impact jumps that could cause knee pain and injuries while the leg workout has great strengthening exercises that help stabilize the knee. An exercise physiologists can evaluate your personal workout needs along with your dr to help ensure the routine is safe for you & your joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long list: Pain can also be referred from back or hip. Common inside knee pain could be due arthritis, medial meniscus tear, strain of the ligament (mcl), inflammation of hamstring tendons, bursitis, plica, or knee cap region wear/tendonitis. Pain outside may be due to arthritis, lateral meniscus tear, strain of ligament (lcl), itband syndrome, popliteus tendinitis, knee cap region wear or tendonitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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