Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Perlmn / M / 30 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzni / Dr. Abc Xyzhijwala.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain in the right knee, limitation of joint movement and clicking since 00.00.0000.
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 STIR coronal images.
4 mm thick GRASS axial images.
There is a curvilinear hyperintense signal on all the pulse sequences in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus reaching upto the inferior articular surface. This would represent a Grade III meniscal signal (meniscal tear) (Scan No. 103.14-15, 102.14-15).
A linear hyperintense signal on all the pulse sequences in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus not reaching upto the articular surface and represents Grade II meniscal signal (meniscal degeneration).
The anterior horns of the lateral and medial menisci reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
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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.
Fluid is noted within the left knee joint and the suprapatellar bursa.
A small well-defined area is seen in the lateral condyle of the left femur on all the pulse sequences and represents a bone island.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Meniscal tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
2. Fluid within the left knee joint.