Re: mri left knee
Well, blondie, there's a lot of info you've put out there. First of all, I don't understand why your doctor didn't explain all this to you! When I have had my many knee MRI's done, my doc sits down with me and shows me the images on his computer screen and tells me in detail what it all means. I have had 5 knee surgeries since 2004. 4 of them were to repair or remove torn meniscus and to try to repair my Chondromalacia. So I do understand some of the stuff you mentioned.
Chondromalacia is basically an irritation under the surface of the patella (knee cap). It is covered with a layer of cartiledge that is supposed to be smooth, which allows the knee to glide over it when you bend it. But if there is an injury or something that irritates it or causes it to rub against the knee joint, that cartiledge gets roughed up and frayed looking. Every time I have had a knee scope, they have smooth the frayed cartiledge and try to repair what they can.