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Offline TimBrp

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Meniscal tear, posterior horn
« on: September 29, 2005, 08:14:02 PM »
So my MRI was done and the ortho has been looking at it.  He states I may have a tear in the posterior horn region.  Anyone have a tear there before and what were your symptoms if any?  Is anyone out there living life normally with a meniscal tear?  The ortho states it may be torn but the radiologist states all my meniscus are fine.  Go figure.
Tim

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Re: Meniscal tear, posterior horn
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 08:23:30 PM »
Hi Tim,

Can't say I've had that problem so can't really help.

One thing I am aware of though - when I had an ultrasound scan on my knee, the ultrasonographer completely missed the damage done to my knee, whereas my OS picked up on it straight away.
I think the reason is that an ultrasonographer/radiologist etc have all had extensive training in reading scans, x-rays, films etc, but your OS would have even more experience is looking for specific problems which crop up time and time again.
If I were you, I'd take into account what uour radiologist tells you, but bear in mind it's your OS who'll be acting upon what he sees.

Laura
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Re: Meniscal tear, posterior horn
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 08:57:33 PM »
Thanks Laura.  Granted no one is going near my knee without my consent.  However, orthopods and radiologist don't exactly see "eye to eye" anyhow.  Ones always calling the other an idiot, in my experiences.  I've seen many patients in my system with pain issues from failed surgeries etc.  Last thing I want to do is go under the knife if I don't really have to.
Tim