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MRI showing radial tear of the medial meniscus, joint effusion, degenerative chondrosis. Need surgery?

an MRI showed I had
1)-radia tear of the free edge of the body of the medial meniscus
2) acute grade 1 sprain superimosed on chornic sprain in the MCL
3)moderate-sized knee joint effusion
4)-degenerative chondrosis/articular cartilage fraying in teh medial compartment
can you translate into simple work what that means and i was told by the doctor i needed surgery, do you agree?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
In simple words, your MRI shows that a fibrous band between knee joint is torn, and medial cruciate ligament (MCL) which stabilizes keen joint and holds bone is sprained. Certain amount of excessive fluid has collected around or within the joint of your knee.Cartilage under knee cap is damaged. Bones of thigh and leg are rubbing eachother at knee joint.
Yes you need surgical repair so that further damage can be prevented and normal function regained.
Hope it helps.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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