Having had a first appointment with Mr. Mike Risebury, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, on Monday, I’ve just come back from an MRI scan to confirm whether I have a meniscus tear. I have a follow-up with Mr. Risebury in a few days time, but I thought it’d be fun to try to read the MRI scan myself!
And as far as I can tell, a tear is quite clear in these pictures. The arrows I’ve drawn show what I think is fluid (white) leaking into a tear in the mensicus (black).
This is a slice through my left knee, looking from the front:
And this a slice through the same knee, looking from the left:
It’ll be interesting to find out if I’ve read the MRI correctly, and whether we’re then going ahead with an arthoscopic partial meniscectomy.
Our downstairs cloakroom needed some redecoration!
One last race for the year, before the big collapse.
Mud, mulled wine and mince pies – but no wellies necessary!
Mountain biking and cross-country running as cross-training for triathlon.
Back on the trails…
Season ending… (post finally completed Jan 2015!)
A great race for the season finale again, pity my race head was already switched off!
Triathlon with mates!
Result: 4th team / 68
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