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MRI said Small joint effusion present with some mild edema. Why hard time walking?

I have 3 things I need answered from my MRI, One : Ossific Density projecting from the medial patella . Two: . Three Finding consistent with a tea of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus with no other eveidence for internal derangement.. This is from a Fall 3 weeks ago and the insurance just gave the go ahead for an MRI, and I am having a really hard time walking. What does the Finding mean ?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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It means that your meniscus is torn. Meniscus is cushion like structure and it is needden in walking and sitting cross leg. If this is torn then you will have difficulty in walking and sitting. Bone from patella is not serious and can be present in normal person also. Meniscus surgery is done arthroscopically. It is not a big procedure with only one to two stitch needed and you can walk on day of surgery also.There is no need of any bed rest.
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