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"grade II signal within posterior horn of the medial meniscus, which may represent mucinous degeneration or meniscal bruise" is surgery needed?! help!

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

This finding on an MRI ( read by a radiologist) is fairly common .
Grade 2 " signal change " does not mean u have a meniscus tear. Your history and phy. Exam should be fairly obvious for a meniscus tear @ your age.'mucinous degeneration' @ age 16 is ext. Rare. Meniscal 'bruises' is not an orthopedic dx.See( w/ your parent(s)) an experienced ors who is adept w/ knee problems.Best of luck!

In brief: No

This finding on an MRI ( read by a radiologist) is fairly common .
Grade 2 " signal change " does not mean u have a meniscus tear. Your history and phy. Exam should be fairly obvious for a meniscus tear @ your age.'mucinous degeneration' @ age 16 is ext. Rare. Meniscal 'bruises' is not an orthopedic dx.See( w/ your parent(s)) an experienced ors who is adept w/ knee problems.Best of luck!
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