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What Does This MRI Report For Knee Pain Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: Hello, one morning I woke up and found pain in back side of my left knee that pain reduced from 100% to 10-20% within 3-4 days , but now that 10-20% pain is not going. now pain is also on top of knee(knee cap).
I had MRI and doctor said it will remain for life time. please explain this MRI Report I am attaching in normal words to me and please tell me weather I will be pain free in future or not, I am just 20 year old guy and want to lead normal life afterwards even I have a dream to go in XXXXXXX army but this pain is stopping in that.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Tear in the medial meniscus is the cause of pain. It can be treated

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Since you developed the pain recently, it could be attributed to the tear in the posterior horn of medial meniscus cartilage.

This can be treated by arthroscopic removal of small torn portion.

Discoid meniscus is congenital and will stay for life. Nothing to worry. It won't cause much pain as you are experiencing. That pain is mainly due to tear of the other meniscal cartilage in the knee.

Do get consult with a trained Sports Medicine specialist for better remedy and arthroscopic treatment.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (48 minutes later)
is this tear is small or large and can't it get healed without surgery ?
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Surgery usually required

Detailed Answer:
It's a small tear and usually requires surgery to get that small piece removed. You can try without surgery with the help of physiotherapy, guarded weight bearing, ultrasound therapy etc.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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What Does This MRI Report For Knee Pain Indicate?

Brief Answer: Tear in the medial meniscus is the cause of pain. It can be treated Detailed Answer: Hi there. Thanks for the query. Since you developed the pain recently, it could be attributed to the tear in the posterior horn of medial meniscus cartilage. This can be treated by arthroscopic removal of small torn portion. Discoid meniscus is congenital and will stay for life. Nothing to worry. It won't cause much pain as you are experiencing. That pain is mainly due to tear of the other meniscal cartilage in the knee. Do get consult with a trained Sports Medicine specialist for better remedy and arthroscopic treatment. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu