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Knee Mri - need help interpretation of report


I had mri done on left knee and the report came back as below.  Wondering what the below meant... if it meant both lateral ligament and lateral meniscus have tear ? Or is the tear on  lateral ligament only, but not meniscus?  What is usually course of treatment? Will it heal on its own over time?

"There is a focal tear of the lateral root ligament and junction with lateral meniscus.  There is mild attenuation of the posterior lateral meniscus. Mild narrowing of the lateral joint compartment. Lateral joint cartilage is intact and there is no subchondral lateral abnormality."

Thanks in advance

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