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I had an MRI done on my right knee and

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Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Question: I had an MRI done on my right knee and there is part of the report I don't understand. The part says :"Oblique signal abnormality at the posterior horn of the medial meniscus which does not follow." What does this mean???
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggests a meniscus tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

An oblique signal abnormality in the posterior horn of medial meniscus is suggestive of a tear of the posterior part of the medial meniscus of the knee.

If this is a full thickness tear then surgery is the only option. In case it is less than partial thickness tear with no inflammation then conservative treatment can help.

I hope this answers your query.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (16 hours later)
Thank you Dr. I uploaded the full MRI report and was wondering if all of it together changed the outcome. I saw my Ortho Surgeon Today and he just explained how I just need to stretch my hip flexor more and gain more core strength. He also said its just Medial Plica Syndrome and how the oblique abnormality on the report is false. Thank you for your time. I'm In the Army so I'm not allowed to see civilian doctors and have been fighting my pain for over a year with no help.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to plica excision.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
I have seen the attached report. Oblique signal deformity with no evidence of displaced distal fragment suggests there is no tear. The signal deformity is due to plica excision. The pain that you have can be related to scarring or decreased joint lubricants. Taking regular joint lubricant supplements and stretching exercises will help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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I had an MRI done on my right knee and

Brief Answer: Suggests a meniscus tear. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. An oblique signal abnormality in the posterior horn of medial meniscus is suggestive of a tear of the posterior part of the medial meniscus of the knee. If this is a full thickness tear then surgery is the only option. In case it is less than partial thickness tear with no inflammation then conservative treatment can help. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.