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is there any doctors or someone who would undestand a medical evaluation i have been given??

(11 Posts)
mindermummy Mon 28-Sep-09 13:59:31

I really want to know what it means, from an mri scan i had...

Beofre i blurt it all there people on here that would understand the medical jargon and be able to explain it to me?????


purplepeony Mon 28-Sep-09 18:05:24

bumping for you- what was the scan for?

mindermummy Mon 28-Sep-09 18:11:19

an mri scan on my knee.

lisad123wantsherquoteinDM Mon 28-Sep-09 18:19:49

there are a few doctors and nurses on here that might help.

mindermummy Mon 28-Sep-09 20:51:38

ok, if i write it out and see if anyone can explain easily.

It says i have an acl tear, but want to know how bad it is..if that explains that and what that thickinning bit means...thanks...........

No bakers cyst. There is a very small quality of fluid in the medial gastrocnemius semimembranosis bursa. No poplitteal fossa mass lesion.
No meniscal tear.
There is a t1 intermediate signal/t2 and high signal material in relation to the acl.An intact componant of the acl is demonstarted.
The material in relation to the acl could indicate a partial intestinal pattern of acl tear or possibly some synovial thickening in the intercondylar fossa.
is there a history of truama?
No joint efussion. The pcl and collateral ligaments are intact.
Equivocal mild chondromalacia of the medial aspect of medial patellarr facet. no patellar tendonitis.

thanks anyone who takes the time to read and try to explain the sections.xxxx

mindermummy Tue 29-Sep-09 13:06:39


alypaly Tue 29-Sep-09 13:48:21

acl your anterior cruciate ligament. The one that holds your knee in place. So you have a tear in your ligament which is similar to what footballers get....must be painful.hmm

A bakers cyst.. which i have had personally, is a fluid filled sac that protrudes at the back of the knee and causes awful pain and swelling around the front of knee too.
I had a steroid injection into the space in my knee joint and it worked wonders..he also drew some of the fluid away too.

the intercondylar fossa are areas
which the cruciate ligaments are attached to.
Synovial tissue is the tissue that covers non cartilagenous joints and ligaments and can thicken due to trauma.

Joint effusion is abnormal fluid in the joint which you dont have.

mild chondromalacia is the cartilage under the kneecap which is slightly worn...maybe you play sports or it is slightly misaligned.

Basically it looks like you have twisted your knee and caused a slight tear in your anterior cruciate ligament. Very treatable but painful nevertheless.

hope this helps

Iklboo Tue 29-Sep-09 13:50:15

This is a great site if you're patient (pardon the pun) to type in the individual things

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Iklboo Tue 29-Sep-09 13:50:45

Sorry farlex dictionary

mindermummy Tue 29-Sep-09 14:18:45

thats really helpfull thanks.

Just dont know how to go about the tretament????? what should i do??

doc said not to have surgery//..and not to do what???

he said to carry on with my arobiocs classes but it is hurting after?!


alypaly Tue 29-Sep-09 14:22:36

with a small tear you can have an arthroscopy which is a camera into the joint to see how much is damaged. If there are any loose fragments they can wash it out whilst they are in there.

If you have private insurance and there is a specialist who deals with knees.

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