HISTORY: UNILATERAL PRIMARY OSTEOARTHRITIS
TECHNIQUE: Multiplanar images of the left knew were obtained at 1.5 Tesla without IV contrast. During this public health emergency, we are using enhanced sterilization processes, social distancing measures and PPE for your protection.
ACL: The anterior cruciate ligament is intact.
PCL: The posterior cruciate ligament is intact.
MCL: There is fluid signal within the MCL adjacent to the medial meniscus consistent with a mild partial tear.
LCL: The lateral collateral ligament is normal.
Medial Meniscus: The medial meniscus is intact.
Lateral Meniscus: There is a complex degenerative tear of the anterior horn and body of the lateral meniscus.
SOFT TISSUES: The quadriceps and patellar tendons are intact. There is a large multiseptated popliteal cyst. There is moderate-sized effusion.
IMPRESSION: 3 compartment degenerative changes, most severe in the lateral compartment. Complex degenerative lateral meniscal tear. Mild partial tear of the MCL. Moderate-sized joint effusion.