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MRI showing horizontal tear, subchondrial cyst formation. Taking cortisone injection, fluid drained periodically. Is this serious?

hi.ive just had mri and shows horizotal tear of body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus with inferior artcula extension plus subchondral cyst formation at the anterior root of lateral keeps filling up with fluid have had drained four timed alredy plus two cortosion injection the pain is very bad whats next can you advice
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
I understand that you just had a MRI and earlier you have had fluid drainage with cortisone injection.
Coming to your MRI findings, horizontal tear body and posterior horn of medial meniscus and subchondral cyst formation, there is a need to see an orthopedic surgeon.
The situation is not serious but there is always a discomfort associated with meniscal tears.
If your doctor suggests, please go in for a curative surgery. This will improve your quality of life to a great extent.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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