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Where are the chondral flaps in the knee? Abnormalties posterior horn of the lateral mensicus does that mean a possible tear in the area?

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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Possibly

Chondral flap tears are when a portion of the articular cartilage delaminates and flips into the joint.
The symptoms are swelling, catching and pain. Meniscal abnormalities on MRI may be intrasubstance degeneration which is a normal process of aging. Abnormal signals in the meniscus of young patients on MRI irate very common and usually considered normal.

In brief: Possibly

Chondral flap tears are when a portion of the articular cartilage delaminates and flips into the joint.
The symptoms are swelling, catching and pain. Meniscal abnormalities on MRI may be intrasubstance degeneration which is a normal process of aging. Abnormal signals in the meniscus of young patients on MRI irate very common and usually considered normal.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Meniscus - surgery

You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report.
It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358.

In brief: Meniscus - surgery

You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report.
It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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