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MRI showed medical meniscus horizontal tear involving the inferior articular surface. Explain

mri done 1/15/2013 findings: medical meniscus horizontal tear involving the inferior articular surface at the body/posterior horn junction with flipped fragment into the inferior medial gutter. there is large joint effusion . there is a small bakers cyst. within the medial compartment there are multiple high grade partial thickness chondral defects involving primarily the femoral condyle. acl pcl mcl intact. tricompartmental cartilage abnormalities...
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Your MRI of the knee shows degenerative changes in the bone and cartilage covering the joint surfaces (chondral defects).
There is a tear of the meniscus (the shock absorbers of the knee) and a large fluid collection in and around the knee joint (effusion and Baker’s cyst).
These are probably degenerative (wear and tear) changes, but exact cause needs more evaluation and info (age , sex, etc.).
Please be guided by your orthopaedician and do not neglect.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries.
Thank you and Good luck!
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Ganesh Sanap's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM.
There are two menisci medial and lateral. They are supporting cushions between femur and tibia. Whenever there is trauma or twisting injury meniscus suffers injury. There are multiple types of injury like horizontal, vertical, bucket handle tear. You are suffering from one the type, horizontal tear. Part of it is displaced medically. Baker cyst is localised collection of synovial fluid of joint.
In viewyou need to consult your orthopaedician for further management .

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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