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Bone bruise of patella, strain quadriceps tendon, small knee effusion, edema, inter meniscal degenerative change medial meniscus. Indications?

hello. I just had an mri of my right knee and im confused about the results. findings: small knee effusion , mild edema of the anterior tibial tuberbcle and mild bone bruise in the patella , particularly anterior. increased signal intensity in the substance of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus , mild increased signal intensity within the quadriceps tendon. impression: bone bruise of patella, strain quadriceps tendon, small knee effussion, edema, inter meniscal degenerative change medial meniscus without definate through and through tear. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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It is the report of the knee suggesting that you had sustained injury to all structures of the knee but luckily it is not very severe and you do not require any surgical treatment like Arthroscopy. I would recommend you to take rest, apply Diclofenac ointment, compression bandage and tablet Brufen two time daily. I would also suggest you to avoid standing or walking for long time.
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