Re: How to read my MRI
The first question on your list should be:
Could you please explain to me what these remarks mean in plain language?
In the meantime, you can look up the unfamiliar terms in a dictionary or something. Here are some to get you started:
"Bilateral" means on both sides. "Medially" means in the center. "Bucket handle" is probably descriptive of --- the handle of a bucket if you use your imagination. "Lateral" means on the side. "Supra" means above. The patella is that round bone on your knee sometimes called the kneecap. "Effusion" is fluid. "Posterior" means in the rear. "The mild thinning" referred to is probably related to joint cartilage. Any word with the root "chondro" is referring to joint cartilage. "Chondromalacia" (note my correct spelling) is sometimes referred to as "runner's knee". The pain of runner's knee is a result of the kneecap mis-tracking in its groove along the femur. The "meniscus" is the cartilage between the ends of the joint bones. And I don't think there is such a word as "copartment" so I don't know what is meant by that word. Did I miss anything?
Last edited by Tobias; 02-10-2007 at 10:42 AM.