Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Slmn / M / 44 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzo.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain in the left knee joint since 6-12 months.
H/O left knee surgery 3-4 years ago (partial medial menisectomy in August 0000.
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.
There is H/O partial medial menisectomy.
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 represents Grade III meniscal signal (meniscal tear).
The anterior horns of the lateral and medial menisci and posterior horn of the lateral meniscus 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 :
The Hoffas fat pad is normal.
Articular cartilage and bones :
The articular cartilage overlying the patella, tibia and femur appears normal.
Minimal effusion is seen in the left knee joint.
1. Grade III meniscal signal (meniscal tear) within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
2. Minimal effusion in the left knee joint.
3. The patient is status post-operative for a partial medial menisectomy.