What do my knee's magnetic resonance imaging findings mean?
Possible causes of symptoms in 3 mins

Q. How to treat knee pain and abnormal findings in the knee MRI?

Answered by  
Dr. Sumit Chawla
and medically reviewed by   iCliniq medical review  team.


Professional Bio: Dr. Sumit Chawla is a compassionate Orthopedic Surgeon with over 12 years of experience in providing superior patient care. He is extensively trained in pediatric orthopedics, trauma, and joint replac... 

This doctor is not available for online consultations on the platform anymore.
Consult other doctors in the same speciality >>
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 28, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 12, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 51-year-old male weighing 200 pounds. Recently, I injured my knee (three weeks ago) due to a fall. I have knee pain that worsens going up and down stairs. MRI showed a local cartilage defect involving the lateral trochlea with subjacent bone marrow edema. I am in good shape and was previously diagnosed with chondromalacia in the same knee. I am taking capsule Celecoxib (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) for the pain. What do the MRI findings mean, and what are my treatment options?

Kindly help.

Answered by  Dr. Sumit Chawla


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings indicate patellofemoral arthritis. The treatment options for the condition vary from conservative treatment to joint replacement (partial or complete) depending on the X-ray findings, symptoms, and clinical examination. I suggest you visit a specialist or orthopedic surgeon for a clinical evaluation of your knee.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

iCliniq's FREE Newsletters

Expert-backed health and wellness information, delivered to your email.

Thank you for subscribing to our Newsletters!

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now
* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.