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Medial meniscus

10/22/2007

Question:

WHAT DOES MILD INTRASUBSATNCE SIGNAL ABNORMALITY OF MEDIAL MENISCUS WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF TEAR MEAN?

Answer:

This means that there may be some swelling or wear/tear changes of the meniscus.  The lack of a tear is reassuring, however.  These changes on MRI are non-specific and probably are not related to symptoms you are having.  I hope this helps.

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Response by:

Charles Webster, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati