My mom and I thought the damage would be primarily to cartilage, specifically the menisci between the tibia and the femur. We were wrong.
The MRI doc found a “low-to-moderate-grade partial thickness tear of the anterior cruciate ligament” and “altered signal of the medial patellofemoral ligament at its femoral attachment raising concern for a recent partial tear.”
What’s odd is that my previous knee locking and pain was on the lateral side of the patellofemoral region, not the inside.
My doctor’s advice is to wait to see if it heals by itself. I’m not allowed to skate for at least two months.
Otherwise, my knee is a by but functioning. I no longer use a brace or, since Sunday, my cane.
To be continued….