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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology
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In brief: Several issues

Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits.
Everything else means you have fluid and/or inflammation in various places around your knee. A bursa is a sac that usually only has a little bit of fluid in it but can get inflamed and be painful. Popliteal cyst = baker cyst, which is accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee.

In brief: Several issues

Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits.
Everything else means you have fluid and/or inflammation in various places around your knee. A bursa is a sac that usually only has a little bit of fluid in it but can get inflamed and be painful. Popliteal cyst = baker cyst, which is accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee.
Dr. Shari Jackson
Dr. Shari Jackson
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Inflammation

Sounds like various areas of inflammation and potential pain sources.
This makes surgery less likely to succeed. Best to try medications and exercise program first.

In brief: Inflammation

Sounds like various areas of inflammation and potential pain sources.
This makes surgery less likely to succeed. Best to try medications and exercise program first.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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