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Can someone decipher my MRI findings

It says  "incomplete radial tear in the posterior horn medial meniscus extending from the free edge"
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That's what your orthopedic surgeon who presumably ordered the MRI is supposed to do.  It appears to say, as I've had two MRIs of my knee, that you have a partial tear in your meniscus, but it also appears to be near the edge which should mean, if that's true, that it can heal.  Tears in the middle of the meniscus get no blood flow and therefore can't really heal.  But again, the MRI is one diagnostic tool but the surgeon, assuming you don't have a quack for one, has to interpret it by both the test and by manipulating your knee to see what hurts it and how much it hurts.  Then your surgeon will decide whether to send you for physical therapy or recommend surgery.  If surgery is recommended, go talk to the radiologist who interpreted the MRI to see if he agrees with this and also get a second opinion, as surgeons make their money by cutting and some are not terribly ethical.  Peace.  
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