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What does truncation of the apical free margin of the lateral meniscal body mean? This MRI was done after having surgery.

What does truncation of the apical free margin of the lateral meniscal body mean? This MRI was done after having surgery.

Post op changes: The radiologist is describing the part of your lateral meniscus (cartilage pad in the middle of your knee on the outside half of the joint) that looks different than it usually does, like it was cut or shaved down or there was a torn rim of the cartilage that was removed. Your ortho surgeon should be able to confirm that is what he did in the surgery. ...Read more

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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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What does apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial mensicus with some medial extrusion mean? This was seen on a knee mri?

What does apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial mensicus with some medial extrusion mean? This was seen on a knee mri?

Probable tear.: It "sounds like" a description of a meniscal tear. I'd need the images to be certain, ask your doctor, if there is still confusion, ask him to review the case with the radiologist. ...Read more

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There is a apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial meniscus with some medial extrusion no tear seen what does this mean? Help

There is a apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial meniscus with some medial extrusion no tear seen what does this mean? Help

Osteoarthritis: This is typically seen with osteoarthritis. As the joint space narrows the meniscus can be extruded or pushed out of the joint space. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist if you are having pain. There are several treatment options including physical therapy, nsaid's, and injections. ...Read more

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What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Please explain this was seen on a mri? Does that need surgery to fix?

What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Please explain this was seen on a mri? Does that need surgery to fix?

Minor Change: This sounds like you have a minor abnormality seen on your mri. This should not need surgery, unless it is causing you problems. Discuss the findings with a spine surgeon if you are having any problems with the area served by this nerve root. ...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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Female, 69, physically very active, good health, with left knee pain and decreased range of motion. Mri :complex medial meniscal tear. Surgery only?

Probably: If you have a complex tear of the medial meniscal cartilage, then it usually does not heal on its own. Limited range of motion can occur when the cartilage is broken or flipped out of position. If your pain persist, you will probably need endoscopic surgery. Ask your doctor for a referral to an Orthopedic Doctor. ...Read more

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Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!

Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!

Maybe: The good news is that the small marrow contusion should heal with conservative treatment without any complications. The bad news is that a complex medial meniscal tear usually will not heal, and surgery will probably be necessary at some point. ...Read more

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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

Mucoid degeneration,: like degenerative arthritis of a joint, generally occurs as a results of aging. It can cause pain and to a meniscal tear. Truncation means that the size of the posterior horn is smaller than normal, usually due to a prior tear or surgery. ...Read more

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Mri shows oblique tearof the medial meniscus body which reaches the free edge...does this mean surgery for me? Is this a big tear?

Surgery an option : Debridement or limited partial removal of a torn meniscus is one of the most common Orthopaedic procedures performed. Not all meniscal tears, however, require surgery. Pain and mechanical symptoms thought due to the tear that persists for 6-12+ weeks despite adequate and appropriate nonoperative treatment (rest, ice, ace wrap, NSAIDs and therapy) makes a strong case for arthroscopic intervention. ...Read more

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6 month injury. MRI: reads chronic subcentimeter avulsion fx lateral navicular with sclerotic margins and cystic changes. Will this require surgery?

6 month injury. MRI: reads chronic subcentimeter avulsion fx lateral navicular with sclerotic margins and cystic changes. Will this require surgery?

Nonhealing: Sounds like the fracture is not healing or fusing on its own. You would need to consult an orthopedist as for the best method of treatment. ...Read more

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My MRI says I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus. Am I going to need surgery?

My MRI says I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus. Am I going to need surgery?

Www.usradreivew.com: If you would like a second opinion on your MRI study, visit www.usradreview.com ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

Yes, if...: If you have meniscal tear symptoms ( pain, catching , swelling) esp. w / twisting , pivoting or squatting and the MRI is well done than knee arthroscopy can be very helpful for horizontal, cleavage tears of the lateral meniscus. This type of tear is commonly seen w/ Bakers' cysts.See an experienced arthroscopist. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Could someone please tell me what it means when neck MRI done 3 times in a month 1 w/contrast all say artifact. No surgery Ever at neck. I'm confused.

Could someone please tell me what it means when neck MRI done 3 times in a month 1 w/contrast all say artifact. No surgery Ever at neck. I'm confused.

MRI artifact: Artifact obscuring portions of the image aren't always due to surgical hardware. There are many sources of artifact. Patient motion can cause artifact. In particular, neck MRI can be susceptible to artifact from swallowing during the examination, as well as blood vessel pulsation artifact from neck vessels. ...Read more

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MRI show obliq tear body and posterior horn lateral meniscus, extending infr artic surface and ulceration articular cartilage patella. Surgery/Therapy?

MRI show obliq tear body and posterior horn lateral meniscus, extending infr artic surface and ulceration articular cartilage patella. Surgery/Therapy?

Not necessarily: Torn knee cartilages often don't require surgical treatment. Physical therapy, NSAIDS,etc may suffice. Your orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Lateral meniscus: Hard to fully say without seeing the actual MRI image. There are many anatomical variants. It may just be a degenerative anterior horn lateral meniscus or a possible tear. ...Read more

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What knee MRI mean? Lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. Tear and early meniscal cyst formation.

What knee MRI mean? Lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. Tear and early meniscal cyst formation.

Old cartilage tear: The cyst means the year is old. The tear is in the front where the meniscus attaches to the inner front of the joint. ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern.
Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer.
See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more

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I had an MRI done and the dr said that I have degenerative disc disease in my 5th and 6th vertabrae. Would surgery be required?

I had an MRI done and the dr said that I have degenerative disc disease in my 5th and 6th vertabrae. Would surgery be required?

You had back: Pain, and you didn't relate if there is neurologic isues of numbness, weakness in arms (if cervical) or lower extremity (if thoracic). You need to ask a neurosurgeon the benefit and liability of surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Mri scan report- l5/s1broad based posterior cntrldisc protrusion touching d traversing roots at lateral recess.Do need surgery to get relief frm pain?

Hard to say: It would be hard to say without actually seeing the images, but it's not unreasonable to get a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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I did an MRI on.My lower back it shows 3 disk touching the nerve what can be done about it apart from surgery?

I did an MRI on.My lower back it shows 3 disk touching the nerve what can be done about it apart from surgery?

Steroid injections: Please see your orthopedic surgeon. There are several things that can be done without surgery, they include steroid injections in and around the affected site, local anesthetic injections and physiotherapy are but a few of your options. ...Read more

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Ii fall at work, I had a MRI done the impression said, full-thickness to full Thickness tear of the distal Supraspinatus 8mm.do this require surgery?

Depends: Are you sure they did not mean full thickness, full width or complete tear? Depending on how long ago or chronic the tear is, and whether or not there is fatty atrophy of the Supraspinatus muscle bulk, you might need surgery (especially yes if the tear is a recent full thickness , full width tear with retraction of the tendon, and there is no fatty atrophy of the Supraspinatus muscle) ...Read more

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How can a meniscus get displaced after having surgery? I had a MRI and that is what showed. Does that mean a tear? Please help

Meniscus: You can certainly have a retear of the meniscus or failure of fixation if the meniscus was repaired. Sometimes on the mri, the lateral meniscus will have excess excursion called a wrisberg variant. Without seeing your MRI or knowing what they did previously, it's hard to predict what is going on with the meniscus. I'd recommend seeing a sports surgeon. ...Read more

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Glisarcoma tumor grade 4' surgery and radiotherapy done in the month of march 2012.Latest MRI findings increase in the size of the tumor. Plz suggest?

Glisarcoma  tumor grade 4' surgery and radiotherapy done in the month of march 2012.Latest MRI findings increase in the size of the tumor. Plz suggest?

I'm sorry but: This is the usual outcome with gbm and gliosarcoma is just a pathological finding with the same outcome. Usually chemotherapy is added at the outset (temozolamide). Now, anti-vascular drugs like bevasuzumab are tried to control the pace, sometimes re-resection, and re-irradiation, but recurrence does not portend well for you. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is done for microfracture cuboid and cuneiform with high signal in mri?

What kind of surgery is done for microfracture cuboid and cuneiform with high signal in mri?

Need more info : Is there a stress fracture? What has the doctor or radiologist suggested the high signal in MRI is caused by? I've never heard of micro fracture surgery for the small bones of the mid foot. I'd like you to get a 3d ct scan to rule out fracture or arthritic changes or bone tumor. Try cast and crutches with bone stimulator first before surgery. ...Read more

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Is a MRI usually done after having knee surgery especially if the person is still having problems?

Is a MRI usually done after having knee surgery especially if the person is still having problems?

Depends: This depends on the nature of the knee surgery. Was it just debridement of torn menicus or more extensive surgery? A follow up MRI may be useful to assess for interval change or for new findings, including retear of meniscus, displacement of a joint cartilage, infection, etc. ...Read more