It's two of about 150 MRI images of my left knee.
Went up a step, heard/felt a loud POP, nearly fell on my face. Stabbing/tearing pain throughout the knee, up the back of my thigh up into my glute, and down the front of my calf mid-way to my ankle. Can't bear weight on the left leg unless the knee is locked totally straight. Knee is very unstable side-to-side.
ER took xrays which showed two bone fragments floating around, but wouldn't do an MRI and referred me to follow up with an Orthopedic the next day.
What exactly did they say the xray shows and what are your symptoms?
I see the surgeon for the full reading and treatment plan tomorrow afternoon, but initial report from Radiology suspects torn patellar tendon, MCL, PCL and lateral complex tears. Likely cartilage damage and severely damaged meniscus (medial, lateral, and root tears.)
Combined with the fact that my knees are both 17degrees misaligned with my ankles (tibial torsion), if I were older, I think the doc would push for a replacement, but since I'm mid-40's, it looks like attempts to repair are the best option, possibly including a synthetic meniscus...
I'll update after the appointment... I'm just dejected at the probability of being sidelined for 2-3 months. Was slinging arrows and bolts in the yard a few hours before the injury and was already amped up for September.