Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Plmn / M / 32 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 with difficulty in bending and limp since 3 years.
M.R.I of the left knee joint was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted, proton and GRASS (with fat saturation)
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and STIR coronal images.
4 mm thick GRASS axial images.
A linear hyperintense signal on all the pulse sequences is seen within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. This does not extend upto the articular surface and would represents Grade II meniscal signal (degeneration).
The anterior and posterior horns of the lateral and anterior horn of the medial menisci reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
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 :
There is slight irregularity of the postero-inferior aspect of the Hoffas fat pad and this may be due to synovial thickening.
Articular cartilage and bones :
The articular cartilage overlying the patella, tibia and femur appears normal.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Grade II meniscal signal (degeneration) within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
2. Probable synovial thickening in the postero-inferior aspect of the Hoffas fat pad (? etiology).