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Had an MRI of left knee. Report shows subtle diffuse marrow signal hyperintensity within the fibula. What does it mean?

what does all this mean.... subtle diffuse marrow signal hyperintensity within the fibula . small fluid collection emanates from the posterior tibial fibular joint measuring 8 mm compatable to synovial or ganglion cyst . minimal reactive marrow changes in medial femoral condyle. Trace joint effusion . I had an MRI of my left knee and that is what it said. What does all that mean
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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MRI scans measure the amount of fluid in a tissue. when tissues are abnormal or inflamed the signal (brightness) of the tissue increases. the findings suggest that you have some inflammation in your fibula bone and in the end if your femur or thigh bone with a small benign cyst and some fluid in the joint between your fibula and yor tibia bone at the top of your lower leg. if you have pain in this region it could be because of the cyst in the joint. the changes described in the bones are commonly seen with altered weight bearing because of a limp.
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