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MRI Knee Impession: Small Joint Effusion Irregularity of

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MRI Knee
Impession:
Small Joint Effusion
Irregularity of the antierior patella presumamly from the prior trauma Miniimal chondromalacia of the patella is present
Degneration of the posterior horn of the meniscus

small joint essusion is present The quadricups and patellar tendons are intact
There is irregularity of the antierior patellar cortex

What does this mean and what do they do for it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Ths means you have some arthritis in the knee joint.

mysticdoc :

This has caused small fluid accumulation in the joint space.

mysticdoc :

There is some bone changes of the knee cap due to the arthritis.

mysticdoc :

There is some weakening of the meniscus the joint surface covering.

mysticdoc :

The muscle tendons are good so no weakening of the tendons.

mysticdoc :

If you have significant symptoms, then laparoscopic surgery may be planned to remove the arthritic bone surface ( shaving), repair the weak part of the meniscus and drain the fluid.

mysticdoc :

Cortisone injection also may be tried to improve joint function.

mysticdoc :

Physical therapy will be helpful along with.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

mysticdoc :

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