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MRI is easy. But noisy. They give you heavy duty headphones and a radio channel to drown out the noise and some places let you bring a cd to listen to. If just a knee only your legs go in to the tunnel so it's no bother but you have to lie very, very still.
the posterior horn is just a part of the meniscus, we all have that. a tear of it could mean it's torn a bit or a piece has torn off and could be floating around in your knee. depending on how bad the tear is will affect whether they need do an arthroscopy to tidy up the tear or remove the floaty bits. is you knee locking or giving way?
the pan i get is left knee just on outer side of knee , and toward back of knee where it bends toward left outer knee , with pressure its unbearable ..
i took up running the last 7 months increasing distance and this has been niggling me for some time had physio when really bad rested etc , but got worse ....so started the road to find out whats up so here i am ...
Sounds like me but mine is the right knee and also done through running I've a tear (can't remember all the medical words, should pay more attention ).
My consultant wasn't keen to operate as day to day it doesn't cause me any issues. Also I'm self employed so couldn't afford the time off for recovery. I had the steroid injection which was great, although temporary. I find that physio and careful stretching before and after running really helps.
I can't walk for long in heels anymore and I suppose I'll never run a marathon.
can't help with the knee injury, but I have recently had an mri - nothing to worry about, its a bit noisy but they give you headphones with music on the drown it out a bit. You will be in a tunnel but its open at the end so you can see out. It takes about 30 minutes and they also give you a button you can press if you need them to come in to you. Its really not too bad.
Hope they can get you sorted and fix your knee soon.