Knees

My MRI report read as follows.  What I know it means is that there won’t be any squatting or jerking for a long time, and it also means I have an underlying structural imbalance that needs to be corrected with the help of a knowledeable therapist. If you know one in Houston, please leave me a comment.

Along the way I tore my meniscus, but there is nothing loose floating around inside the knee this time.

FINDINGS:

The study shows foci of advanced chondromalacia, grades II and III, over the central weightbearing region of the lateral femoral condryle…

The intrinsic ligaments of the knee are intact, including both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, as will as the medial and lateral collateral ligaments.

There is no sign of franel tearing of the medial mensicus.

Lateral meniscus is also intact.

There is mild lateral patellar subluxation and there is marked thickening of the distal end of the patient’s persistent medial suprapatellar plica. The plica thickens to approximately 4mm, when compared to the 1 and 2mm thickness of the remainder of the more superior portion of that plica.

The included portions of the quadriceps and patellar tendons are intact.

Image #17 of sequence #8 shows an additional small linear area in the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. This configuration suggests a small and nondiscplaced tear of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, distinct from the normal artifact of the insertion of the anterior intrameniscal ligament.

CONCLUSION:

Findings of advanced chondromalacia of the weightbearing portions of the lateral femoral condyle as well as a small and nondisplaced tear of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus extending obliquely, from anterior and superior to posterior and inferior. This configuration appears to be distinct from the normal anterior artifact related to the transverse meniscal ligament.

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