Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzrwish A. Al-lmn / M / 30 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzoshipura.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain in both knees since 2 years.
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.
5 mm thick GRASS axial images (with fat saturation).
There is a curvilinear hyperintense signal on all the pulse sequences within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus reaching upto the inferior articular surface and would represent Grade III meniscal signal (a meniscal tear).
The anterior horn of the medial meniscus and anterior and posterior horn of the lateral menisci show hyperintense signal on the T1 Weighted images not reaching upto the articular surface and would represent a Grade I meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration).
Cruciate Ligaments :
The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments show normal contour and signal characteristics.
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.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Altered signal within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus reaching upto the inferior articular surface would represent Grade III meniscal signal (a meniscal tear).
2. Grade I meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration) within anterior horn of medial meniscus and anterior and posterior horns of the lateral menisci.