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What exactly is a medial meniscus displacement shown on an MRI mean?

What exactly is a medial meniscus displacement shown on an MRI mean?

Should see ortho: Medial meniscus is a common site of knee injury. Think of it as a shock absorbing cushion inbetween the two long bones of the leg. Depending on extend of damage or displacement treatment involves rest, therapy, or arthroscopic 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 a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

Knee Medial Meniscus: This is a painful condition of a ligament that helps stabilize your knee. It signifies a tear or stretching of the ligament, that may be due to arthritis or trauma. Usually, laparoscopic surgery and repair is curative if "watchful waiting" is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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Displacement of the medial meniscus etiology unclear seen on MRI what am i suppose to do I am having pain medial of the knee ? Know that their problem

Displacement of the medial meniscus etiology unclear seen on MRI what am i suppose to do I am having pain medial of the knee ? Know that their problem

Talk with your doc: If I am not mistaken you have been asking much the same question for some time now in short your medial meniscus is probably severely damaged you probably need arthroscopy to remove the damaged portion and hopefully you will do great afterwards proceed good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a MRI of the knee . It showed a displacement of the medial meniscus? Still having painful clicking and catching throbbing all the time?

I have had a MRI  of the knee . It showed a displacement of the medial meniscus?  Still having painful clicking and catching throbbing all the time?

Consider surgery: You may have to consider surgery. A displaced meniscal tear cincase pain and the clicking you are desribing. Depending on the location of the tear, surgery involves either trimming or repairing the tear. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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If a MRI says that I have a displaced medial meniscus does that mean I have a tear of the meniscus? I have been having painful clicking and catching

If a MRI says that I have a displaced medial meniscus does that mean I have a tear of the meniscus? I have been having painful clicking and catching

Most likely, yes: A "displaced meniscu"s really means a displaced meniscus tear. Displacement cannot really happen without the meniscus having been torn. Usually the meniscus tears in the "white zone:, called so because it lacks a blood supply and therefore cannot heal. Occasional, ly , tears occur in the "red zone" and can be sewn together; time is of the essence in the repair of "red zone" tears. ...Read more

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Mri report says moderate attenuation and degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus status what does that mean?

Mri report says moderate attenuation and degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus status  what does that mean?

Thinning & degenerat: Attenuation means thinning, and degerative signal means just that. Can b from repeated trauma to the posterior or the back of the knee attachment of the meniscus. This can b cn in older age groups from wear & tear. In ur age group it may b cn in people who do deep squats as in catchers, lifters or occupations that require this. Plumbers & more. Try 2 c if u do this in ur daily life. ...Read more

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Mri results displaced medial meniscus what does that mean? Was seen on a MRI after having plica removal and a chondroplasty. Am having locking knee.

Mri results displaced medial meniscus what does that mean? Was seen on a MRI after having plica removal and a chondroplasty. Am having locking knee.

Means surgery : Will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A torn meniscus means you have torn the cartilage ring of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia in the knee joint. If it is displaced that means it has torn and a flap of tissue is shifted to the middle of the knee joint. ...Read more

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MRI says mild intrasubstance degeneration posterior horn medial meniscus, what does this mean?

U r getting older: Back side of the knee meniscus on the inside part of the knee shows changes consistent with wear & tear or aging. Are you having pain there? ...Read more