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Meaning of MRI Results

I’ll be seeing the doc Wednesday, wanted to post this though:

“There is grade 2 chondral thinning of the posterior lateral tibial
plateau with underlying T2 hyperintense bone marrow change. The
remaining articular cartilage in all three compartments is intact
without evidence of focal chondral defect. The patella is well seated
within the trochlea.”

I get the first part… cartilage thinning. What’s the deal with the second part? Thanks.

P.S. I get pain on my left tibial tuberosity (only, no pain on patellar tendon).

sounds like inflammation of the vagina, take fish oil

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
sounds like inflammation of the vagina, take fish oil[/quote]
lol. I take fish oil, curcumin, etc, and ice it all the time. This is a chronic problem that I’ve had since June of last year and resting for 4+ weeks didn’t do a thing, so this seems to me like it may be beyond inflammation.

The rest of it goes like this:

“The cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, patellar tendon,
quadriceps mechanism and popliteus muscle/tendon are intact without
evidence of tearing. The patellar retinacula are intact. The popliteal
neurovascular bundle is unremarkable.”

Does this MRI result rule out patellar tendinopathy? Because it says the patellar tendon has no tearing, and tendinosis basically means micro-tears/degeneration.

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

“The popliteal neurovascular bundle is unremarkable.”

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I could always tell from your videos that you had a pretty lackluster popliteal neurovascular bundle.

I believe what they are saying in layman’s terms is that they’ll need to remove everything from just above the knee. Sorry.

Yep you are Poopy-Fucked!

Seriously have you tried high doses of MSM like 3000mg 3 times/day? Just MSM with nothing else?

“T2 hyperintense bone marrow change” means that there is edema in the bone itself.

[quote]NAUn wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

“The popliteal neurovascular bundle is unremarkable.”

[/quote]

I could always tell from your videos that you had a pretty lackluster popliteal neurovascular bundle.

I believe what they are saying in layman’s terms is that they’ll need to remove everything from just above the knee. Sorry. [/quote]
you made me lawl

[quote]Dr J wrote:
“T2 hyperintense bone marrow change” means that there is edema in the bone itself. [/quote]
Well that makes sense, considering that is exactly where the pain is (on the bone/tibial tuberosity). I’m assuming the edema is due to inflammation.

[quote]FISCHER613 wrote:
Yep you are Poopy-Fucked!

Seriously have you tried high doses of MSM like 3000mg 3 times/day? Just MSM with nothing else?

[/quote]
No. But I just ordered something called Chondro PX by Poliquin. Per two tablets (which you take 3x per day), it has:

Zinc (as zinc glycinate) 5 mg
Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex) 100 mcg
Copper (as copper citrate) 500 mcg
Manganese (as manganese citrate) 500 mcg
MSM (methylsulfonyl methane) 333 mg
D-Glucosamine Sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate KCl) 500 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate (USP) 400 mg

I’m hoping it can help.

Why did you not post this question on G+

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Why did you not post this question on G+ [/quote]
I always forget I have an account… LOL

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Why did you not post this question on G+ [/quote]
I always forget I have an account… LOL[/quote]

yea goof the wife is a PA for an ortho dr.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Why did you not post this question on G+ [/quote]
I always forget I have an account… LOL[/quote]

yea goof the wife is a PA for an ortho dr.[/quote]
crap my bad… I’m sure I’ll have some more questions soon (about corticosteroid injections and such)

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Why did you not post this question on G+ [/quote]
I always forget I have an account… LOL[/quote]

yea goof the wife is a PA for an ortho dr.[/quote]
crap my bad… I’m sure I’ll have some more questions soon (about corticosteroid injections and such)[/quote]

Lol she will not post on here much anymore and will never see this. I could give you my input but fuck it she is working with The Man now so just post on there.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Why did you not post this question on G+ [/quote]
I always forget I have an account… LOL[/quote]

yea goof the wife is a PA for an ortho dr.[/quote]
crap my bad… I’m sure I’ll have some more questions soon (about corticosteroid injections and such)[/quote]

Lol she will not post on here much anymore and will never see this. I could give you my input but fuck it she is working with The Man now so just post on there.[/quote]
that’s what I meant, I’ll post on G+

My very rough interpretation:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
I’ll be seeing the doc Wednesday, wanted to post this though:

"There is grade 2 chondral thinning of the posterior lateral tibial
plateau with underlying T2[/quote]a program for the MRI machine[quote] hyperintense bone marrow change[/quote]The bone marrow looks different and might contain more water, as in an edema

[quote]The remaining articular cartilage in all three compartments is intact
without evidence of focal chondral defect. The patella is well seated
within the trochlea."

“The cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, patellar tendon,
quadriceps mechanism and popliteus muscle/tendon are intact without
evidence of tearing. The patellar retinacula are intact. The popliteal
neurovascular bundle is unremarkable.”
[/quote]
“These things looks fine”

Have you spoken to the doc yet?

Have an appt. with him today.