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I need help with an MRI on my knee - I'd like to know what

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Hi, I need help with an MRI on my knee - I'd like to know what treatment I'm likely to need regarding some findings
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The results of my MRI are as follows:
localised relatively high grade chondral fissuring on the medial patellar facet. High grade to full thickness chondral fissuring on the central portion of the trochlear notch, with subcortical sclerosis, early internal osteophyte formation & subcortical oedema.
Can you please tell me what the likely treatment of this would be?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have attached the MRI - hopefully you can read it ok
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

Initially line of treatment may include

Non surgical treatment

Weight loss

Exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joint

Supplements like Glucosamine to improve joint lubrication.

NSAIDs

Physical therapy

Medication will not cure the condition, but simply allow the patient to live pain-free or more active than before.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am already exercising a lot. That is what has exacerbated the condition. If there is no cure for the condition, does that mean that surgery may be likely?
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

Surgery is option when all conservative medical treatment options have been exhausted.

But i do think your orthopedic will try conservative treatment in first place and may try Physical Therapy.

NSAIDs,Glucosamine supplement,Calcium are usually prescribed.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, thank you
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

Thank You.