Thursday, December 18, 2008

18 December 2008

18 December 2008

Following my MRI scan in my previous post...
My results were out...
Clinical Data: Anterior knee pain associated with running. Clinially knee stable.

Radiological Report

MRI Right Knee
Sagittal fat suppressed, as well as sagittal, coronal axial proton density images of the right knee were acquired. Note is made of previous radiographs of 31/7/08.

No acute bone marrow edema pattern is observed. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are intact. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments are preserved as are the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligaments.

The medial and lateral menisci shows normal configuration and signal with no focal tear identified. Revaluation of the cartilage reveals early chondrolmalacia involving the inner margin medial femoral condyle. No focal chondral or osteochondral lesion is otherwise noted.

This is no joint synovitis. The extensor mechanism is intact.

In layman terms:

The ligament of my right knee is perfectly alright. However, the surface of the joints of my knee appear swollen. Avoid extreme lower limps exercise. Normal running may resume, but only on flat surfaces.

Well, I was promptly arranged for another appointment with my specialist 6 months later, and issued with 6 months worth of Vitamins C and Glucosamine... ( that's one HUMONGOUS packet of medicine!!! )

Quickly requested to half the amount of medicine first... will collect the other half 3 months later...

P.s.: I couldn't find any decent picture of a doctor, or right knee, so I thought a cute nurse will do fine~ xD

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