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what is myxoid degeneration
I just had MRI L knee, shows small joint effusion and  myxoid degenerative changes of the anterior horn lateral meniscus   what does this mean,  surgery?
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Hello!

Myxoid degeneration is the result of aging and wear of your menisci in the ligament of your knee joint and it can be further aggravated by any injury.

Mild degenerative changes can be treated conservatively and you would require surgery if conservative therapy fails.

Follow up with an orthopedician.

Take care!
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Dr Vinod,

Given your note that myxoid degeneration is the result of aging and wear, would it be logical to assume that most adults likely show signs of mild myxoid degeneration?

Thanks :)
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