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Mri report: 1. Complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus; 2. Grade ii/iii medial compartment chondromalacia; 3. Grade II patellofemoral compartment chondromalacia; 4. Small joint effus?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes...

Your MRI report notes you have a torn inside cartilage(medial meniscus) associated w/ moderate arthritis on the inside( medial) compartment of the knee.
You also have moderate chondromalacia of the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint and some joint fluid( effusion).See a board certified ors for possible arthroscopy.Your prognosis worsens w/ > arthritic change in your knee. Good luck!

In brief: Yes...

Your MRI report notes you have a torn inside cartilage(medial meniscus) associated w/ moderate arthritis on the inside( medial) compartment of the knee.
You also have moderate chondromalacia of the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint and some joint fluid( effusion).See a board certified ors for possible arthroscopy.Your prognosis worsens w/ > arthritic change in your knee. Good luck!
Dr. David Trettin
Dr. David Trettin
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: ??

Ok so what is the ? The above findings are kind of common esp is somebody our age ( I am ~ 65.
5) it is possible that arthroscopy may help but as with all surg there is some risk that it may not these are findings of early osteoarthritis and unfortunately the tend to get gradually worse over time / please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: ??

Ok so what is the ? The above findings are kind of common esp is somebody our age ( I am ~ 65.
5) it is possible that arthroscopy may help but as with all surg there is some risk that it may not these are findings of early osteoarthritis and unfortunately the tend to get gradually worse over time / please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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