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What does grade 2 myxoid degenerative changes mean?

I just received my mri results it says the findings are as follows, minimal, uncomplicated appearing left knee joint effusion, without gross evidence of intraarticular loose body. Minimal grade 1 strain of the medial collateral ligament, without evidence of tear, abnormal intrasubstance signal intensity or abnormal thickening. Mild grade 2 myxoid degenerative changes within the posterior hornand bodyof the medial meniscus. What does all this mean and what are the treatments if any
Mon, 11 Apr 2016
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since you have mentioned about the MRI here, the MRI is helpful to see the internal structures of the knee joints, which contains - the ligaments, cartilages, joint space etc. As there is a mild injury of G1 MCL it is not too bad. As this can be corrected. Apparently most of the ligaments like anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, meniscus etc are all fine. the treatment is very simple as to first follow the protocol of RICE - Rest, Ice , Compression & Elevation.

Next step is to strengthen the muscle of the knee joint by performing specific excercise which gives less strain on the MCL and gives optimum output.

Also, performing exercises under a qualified. physical therapist will help to gain a better strength and less strain and sprain on the muscles and ligaments.

With the grace of God I Wish you a speedy recovery

for more doubts you can ask me directly.

Jay Indravadan Patel
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