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What does the MRI of the knee indicate ?

hi my mom (52 years) has developed some pain in right knee for the past two weeks. when we consulted an ortho , he advised us an MRI. The MRI showed the following impressions - 1 - Bulky, hyperintense and edematous ACL ligament with separation of fibres resembling celery stalk appearance likely mucoid degeneration of ACL with multiloculated ganglion cyst in proximal fibres of ACL near femoral attachment site. 2 - Grade II meniscoid degeneration in posterior horn of medial meniscus. 3 - Mild joint effusion. Could you please help me understand what the actual problem is? The doctor had given the following tablets for 3 months.. 1. Cartivit 2. Ranitin 3. Movon P He said, if the pain continues even after 3 months, we can think of surgery option. But I am not sure about what surgery he had mentioned. Could you please help understanding what could be the surgery (like joint replacement or something else)? Thanks Senthil
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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Te soft tissue structures around the knee joint like meniscus and ligaments are showing age related degenerative changes. Medicines and physiotherapy can provide symptomatic relief to a large extent. Surgery is considered only in very severely affected cases.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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