Name of the Patient : Abc XyzD. Tlmn / F / 62 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyznna.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain in the left knee joint (on & off).
C/O 3 episodes of locking in the last two weeks.
H/O arthroscopy 3 years back.
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 STIR coronal images.
5 mm thick GRASS axial images.
There is a linear hyperintense signal on the T1 Weighted images in the posterior horn of the medial and lateral menisci not reaching upto the articular surface and would represent Grade II meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration).
The anterior horn of the lateral and medial menisci reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
Cruciate Ligaments :
The anterior cruciate ligament is not visualized (consistent with past H/O ACL tear).
The posterior cruciate ligament shows 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 appears irregular, which may be the result of previous surgery.
Articular cartilage and bones :
There is slight thinning of the patellar cartilage.
The articular cartilage overlying the tibia and femur is unremarkable.
Marginal osteophytes are seen around the left knee joint.
Effusion is seen in the left knee joint.
1. Grade II meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration) in the posterior horn of the medial and lateral menisci.
2. Effusion in the left knee joint.