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What Does Heterogenous In Signal Of The Articular Curciate Ligament Mean
What does chondrocalcinosis mean in the knee? What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly mean?
Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff on the end of a chicken bone) that leads to arthitic changes. Fibrillation is early arthritic change with fraying of the articular catilage giving the surface the appearance of an unmowed lawninstead of a smooth surface. Posterior is back of joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus mean? Seen on MRI. Also what does truncation mean of the posterior horn attaching roots mean?Help
What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help
Likely meniscal tear: the imaging suggests that you have problems with the cartilage in your knee. If your clinical symptoms, e.g. knee pain, clicking with walking, are persistent, then these results indicate significant cartilage problems in your knee; You need an orthopedic consult to assess the need for surgery. ...Read more
High signal in cart: It means you need to talk to the Dr who ordered the test. Without knowing your history, physical exam it is not possible to interpret. ...Read more
What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl
Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more
Intrasubstance abnormal mr signal are observed at posterior horn of the medial meniscus not extending upto any articular surface. What does it mean?
Some changes in the: Meniscus which is more flatter than before but still not torn, those could cause some symptoms. ...Read more
What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help
Exam most important: Based on a thorough history of knee complaints, limitations, and history of injury, combined with thorough examination findings by a physician trained in musculoskeletal injury of the knee along with basic knee xrays, a diagnosis can be determined. The nonspecific MRI findings mentioned would be one other piece of information to determine any need for concern or plan of treatment. ...Read more
Radiology question: what does abnormal signal associated with the articulate carriage of the medial meniscus tibial plateau posteriorly mean?
Knee Degeneration: Wear and tear of the knee can lead to abnormal signals on mri. The meniscus is a large cushion structure in the knee, and can show abnormal signal when it is torn or worn. The decision on treatment will be based on your symptoms. If you have a tear you may benefit from a surgical clean up. Surgery is more predictable at fixing locking. And clicking than relieving pain. Hope that helps. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when MRI report of knee says, "Posterior cruciate ligament is thickened and low-signal"?
What does tiny cystic change posteriorly at the level of the tibial plateau mean? What does acute osteochondral injury mean? MRI report Explain Thanks
Mri report: hi ~ tiny cystic etc,means that theres a few tiny bone cysts in the top of the tibia where the cartilage of the joint meets the bone. The tibial plateau is there surface of the tibial aspect of the knee joint and it usually the cartilage of the joint. Osteo chondral tear, means tear of cartilage off bone.Sounds like you have a bucket handle tear of cartilage and will need arthroscopy. Go back Orth ...Read more
Normal finding: this is a normal finding,Get a more detailed answer ›
Intrasubstance signal within the posterior/inferior labrum of the shoulder, what does it mean?
Something in lining: The labrum is the lip or lining cushion of the shoulder. The MRI is saying that there's something within that cushion that is causing the MRI picture to look different. It could be blood, fluid, swelling, an infection, tumor, or many other things. Without seeing the images, it is hard to tell. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI regarding this matter. ...Read more
What does this mean there is a small area of scalloping of the cartilage at the medial patellar articular facet mean?
What does an abnormal focal region of signal abnormality associated with the articular surface of the medial tibial plateau, posteriorly mean?
What does it mean if there's thickening with linear hyperintensities of the ACL and high grade intrasubstance ACL/PCL injury?
Possible tear: The concern is that you may have torn your ACL and PCL ligaments, which are major stabilizers of the knee. I would be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. An exam can help determine how stable your knee is. The surgeon can review your MRI with you and discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI results of lumbar spine: Small synovial cysts along the posterior aspect of the left articular facet? What does this mean in 30yr old female
No real issue: Synovial cysts are congenital variations of no significance unless they substantially enlarge, and in your case, seem a co-incidental finding of little relevance. Discuss in more detail with your doctor and have him/her demonstrate the findings on the films to provide further reassurance. ...Read more
What is small focus of type 1 intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of the medial mensicus? What does it mean for a college in-season athlete?
Grade 1 meniscal: signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear and it's safe to participate. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 3 mensical signal is known as a definite tear on MRI. Grade 1 and 2 are tricky and have been associated with real tears at arthroscopy. Let pain guide treatment. If it hurts a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more
Cartilage loss: "chondral" pertains to cartilage the cartilage lining the joint spaces of the knee can become thinned or irregular for many different reasons, including general wear and tear. The term "chondral changes" is fairly nonspecific but probably indicates there is some softening and/or irregularity and/or thinning of the cartilage indicating some early degenerative changes in the joints. ...Read more
What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?
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