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MRI showed complex tear of body and posterior horn of medial meniscus, sub-cortical cyst formation on chondral surface. Meaning and treatment?

My mri gives the following impression: 1. Complex tear of the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus , 2. Small intra-anticular body within popliteal tendon sheath, 3. Subcortical cyst formation just superior to the chondral surface of lateral facet of trochlea. Could you please put those into simple terms and tell me what the best course of action would be? I am 56 years old, weigh 330lbs.
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
In simple words your MRI reports says that you have injury in one of the tendon (meniscus) of your Knee joint which causes pain while climbing the stairs or sometimes while walking.
2. Their is a small part of sheath of tendon in between your two articular surface of joint. This part sometimes sometimes gives you the feeling that your knee joint is locked for few seconds.
3. There is a small mass (cyst) which is common in this age.
All over you need either Arthroscopy or Knee Replacement surgery for treatment and to get rid from pain. The decision lot depends on the symptoms and the clinical examination. So consult your orthopedician and get the best treatment.
Best Wishes
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Health Care Magic
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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