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MRI showed small subchondral crescentic fracture through the posterior lateral tibial plateau. Meaning?

I have had an MRI after a fall. One of the items listed on the reports from the MRI is small subchondral crescentic fracture through the posterior lateral tibial plateau without overlying chondral defect. I am anxious to know...I go to the doctor tomorrow, what does this mean? There is lots of pain in my knee area and just want to prepare myself...
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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The fracture of lateral tibial plateau is not worrisome as long as there is no considerable displacement. You will have to wear a cast for at least 6 weeks for an early recovery. Avoid weight bearing on the foot till then.
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Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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