Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzJhalmn / F / 67 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzaveri.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain and swelling over the left knee joint since 6 months.
H/O fall prior to this.
M.R.I of the left knee joint was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted, proton and GRASS sagittal images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted coronal images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and 5 mm thick GRASS axial images.
There is a curvilinear hyperintense signal on the T1 Weighted and GRASS images reaching upto the inferior articular surface in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and would represent a Grade III meniscal signal (meniscal tear) (se\im 102.13, 103.13, 104.13).
There is a curvilinear hyperintense signal on the T1 Weighted and GRASS images not reaching upto the articular surface in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and would represent a Grade II meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration) (se\im 102.3, 103.3, 104.3).
The anterior horns of the lateral and medial menisci reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
Cruciate Ligaments :
The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments show normal contour and signal characteristics.
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Collateral Ligaments and the Patellar Tendon :
The medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the patellar tendon are normal.
Hoffas Fat Pad :
The Hoffas fat pad is normal.
Articular cartilage and bones :
The articular cartilage overlying the patella, tibia and femur appears normal.
Minimal effusion is noted in the left knee joint.
Hyperintense areas are seen in the subcutaneous fat around the antero-lateral margin of the left knee joint on the T1 Weighted images and would represent soft tissue edema.
Dilated, tortuous, popliteal vessels are noted.
1. Meniscal tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
2. Grade II meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration) in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus.
3. Effusion in the left knee joint.