Name of the Patient : Abc Xyza Halmn / M / 27 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzpadia.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain and swelling over both the knee joint with clicking.
Alleged H/O injury while playing.
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.
4 mm thick GRASS axial images.
The anterior and posterior horns of the lateral and medial menisci reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
Cruciate Ligaments :
The anterior cruciate ligament is not well seen over its course.
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.
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Hoffas Fat Pad :
The Hoffas fat pad shows irrgularly defined areas of hypointensity on the T1 Weighted images.
Articular cartilage and bones :
The articular cartilage overlying the patella shows fibrillation with presence of subchondral hypointensities on the T1 Weighted images which turn hyperintense on the GRASS images.
A well-circumscribed area of hypointensity on the T1 Weighted images which turns hyperintense on the GRASS and STIR images is seen within the medial femoral condyle and may represent a subcortical cyst.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Probable tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
2. Chondromalacia patella.
3. A subcortical cyst along the posterior margin of the medial femoral condyle.