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Radiologist Report - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Radiologist Report
(I've transcribed this from the fax my PT received)

MR Findings:

The medial and lateral menisci apppear satisfactory. These is disruption of proximal fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament in association with increased T2 weighted signal consistent with a tear. The posterior cruciate ligament is intact. The collateral ligaments are unremarkable. There is a normal appearance of the patellar andquadriceps terminus. There is a moderate size joint effusion. There is an approximately 0.75x1.5cm fluid-filled mass compatible with a juxta-articular synovial cyst in the posterosuperior aspect of the medial femoral condyle in the region of the medial head of the gastrocnemium muscle. There is a satisfactory appearance of the articular cartilages. A cellular bone marrow pattern is noted that may be insignificant clinically. The patellofemoral relationship is normal with intact petellar retincula. A small fluid collection in the deep infrapaclar bursa may be insignificant clinically.

Impression:

1. Complete promimal anterior cruciate ligament tear.
2. Small poserior-medial juxta-articular ganglion cyst.
3. Moderate size joint effusion.

(There may be some typos and misspellings, as the fax isn't very clear and I just touch-typed it quickly. I don't quite know if this means they think my ACL is completely torn, partially torn, or they are unsure. Either way, it's not the diagnosis I was hoping for. Now I have to talk to the knee-doc again, see what he thinks.)

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simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: December 30th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

((hugs))

and yeah ... what does all that MEAN?! What's it going to mean for skating? I guess you'll let us know when you know!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 30th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ((hugs))

I googled the terms and could be not good.

Like out for the season and surgery at worst.

Which would not be so bad except this was going to be the last season.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 30th, 2003 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ((hugs))

Check here for more information:

http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic853.htm
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: ((hugs))

Yup, I'll post when I know more - next week probably. I have been skating on it for 2 months already, and I intend to continue doing so. Possibly not the best approach, but I'm being careful and doing strengthening exercises.

Thanks, hugs, and happy new year to you and "the boys"!
jenx From: jenx Date: December 30th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ut oh.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 30th, 2003 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
BIG HUG!

Well if you need support you know where to turn.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks....**hugs**

It's good to have friends.
cjdoyle From: cjdoyle Date: December 30th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang. I was hoping this would be good news for you. #1 does use the word "complete" in a very unhappy manner, but that's the one word out of 20 I think I understood.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
heh..."complete" in a very unhappy manner....yes that's a good way of putting it!

Not good news, no, at least the parts I understood. But I'm feeling better about things today. It's manageable, one way or another.
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: December 30th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. Complete promimal anterior cruciate ligament tear.

http://www.emedx.com/emedx/diagnosis_information/knee_disorders/posterior_cruciate_ligament_tear_outline.htm

2. Small poserior-medial juxta-articular ganglion cyst.

http://www.emedx.com/emedx/diagnosis_information/knee_disorders/popliteal_cyst_outline.htm

I hope that this helps.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. (:
netmouse From: netmouse Date: December 31st, 2003 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
ouch!

*sympathy*

at least it's something they know how to fix.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks....good point though, very very true! *hug*
behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: December 31st, 2003 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no :( I hope it isn't as bad as it sounds (not that I understood a word of it anyway...)

My thoughts are with you and the hope that it all turns out ok in the end.

Happy new year :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, it helps to know I've got friends on my side!

Same to you, happy new year. (:
From: darkonyx Date: December 31st, 2003 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry! That doesn't sound like as good as we all hoped. Hang in there! At least you've got a diagnosis and something to fix.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 31st, 2003 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, it's a disappointment, but it's fixable. It'll be okay, one way or another. Thanks!
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