Well I had my knee MRI results with the GP. He basically immediately referred me to an orthopedic specialist. Apparently since last July I have run round Mont Blanc, trained for Boston and in general have been training with a cracked kneecap. Most likely I won't need a knee operation but we shall see.
Here are the details, translated without the benefit of a Norwegian dictionary or a medical qualification
from the results from the MRI centre:
"No significant acumulation of fluid. Generally noticeable edema pointing to a bone contusion in the patella with suspected fracture line in the lower third distal part of the patella, without dislocation. Insufficiency fracture? High signal and height reduction in the patellar joint cartilage pointing to chondromalacia. Noticeable edema in Hoffa’s fat pad in the connection to the lower part of the patella.
"The joint cartilage is preserved in the medial and lateral compartment. In the rear horn of the medial meniscus one sees a probably degeneratively-caused rupture that goes down towards the lower meniscus surface. Normal appearance of the lateral meniscus. The front and back cruciates have normal appearance without sign of rupture. No pathology in the collateral ligament. In the upper part of the patellar tendon there is a raised signal and thickening, indicating expressed tendinosis/tendinitis changes. No sign of rupture of the tendon. No significant pathology of the visible parts of the quadriceps tendon. No indication of Baker’s cyst.
"Result: clear bone contusion in the patella with a suspected through-fracture distally. Insufficiency fracture? Chondromalacia in the patellar cartilage. Tendinosic changes proximally in the patellar ligament. Probably a degenerative rupture in the medial meniscus’ rear horn."
Rather than clog up this thread, I can start a new topic if anyone wants to exchange information about this rather infrequent form of stress fracture.