45 Year old Female with right knee injury in July 2009. Original MRI taken late 2009 shows "Mild Chondrolmalacia of the patellar hyaline cartilage. No evidence of a meniscal or ligament injury. A couple of small subchondral cysts are identified in the proximal tibia at the PTL insertion.. Some Grade 1 - Grade II chondromalacia of the patellaar hyaline cartilage.."
Recent MRI shows: "Stable MRI follow up. There is mild chondromalacia without MRI evidence for internal derangement. There are a few cystic changes near the tibia at the posterior cruciate ligament insertion, stable. There is very mild increased signal in the lateral patellar cartilage consistent with mild chondromalacia."
Have been through several weeks of phyical therapy, with improvement in mobility. However, still have problems with squatting, getting out of the floor, up/down stairs, any movement that requires pushing with the right knee.
How does the old and the new MRI compare? and in layman's terms....what does the new MRI really mean? Is there any changes from the first MRI? Prognosis based on MRI findings?
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