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MRI of the Left Knee--DT



Question: what does it mean, when the impression reads: MCL complex is intact. There is abnormal diffuse signal seen in posterior horn medial meniscus. This approaches but does not clearly contact the articular surface and is most likley due to edema/ degeneration without a focal tear. A small tear is likely but possible. The remainder of the menisci appears intact, as the ACL and PCL.


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Brian L Bowyer, MD Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University