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Offline claudius

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MRI for Patella/Femoral diagnosis
« on: November 03, 2005, 07:52:42 AM »
I am a 42 year old female and have received a diagnosis of patella/femoral pain syndrome. I have been in physiotherapy for 4 weeks with no change in the pain.  My P.T has suggested I have further tests such as an MRI.  I will be seeing a Neurologist soon to rulke out anything there.
My issue is, my Orhtopedist said he wanted the Neurologist to order the MRI (read it, etc).  I thought that was the job of the Orthopod. ?  This doctor is rather very close to retirement and think he's passing on his responsibility to the Neurologist.  Am I wrong in thinking that it should be my Orthopod. who should order the MRI ?  Any feed-back would be helpful.

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Re: MRI for Patella/Femoral diagnosis
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 11:21:53 AM »
Hi,

It really does not matter who orders the MRI - get the MRI and get a copy of it put on a disk.  You can take a disk to the hospital with you and keep a copy for your records.

If your OS is going to retire then make another appointment with another OS and get one that is a knee specialist.  Using a pool and doing aqua therapy is very good for patellofemoral pain....

Good luck,

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Re: MRI for patello/femoral diagnosis
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2005, 01:13:43 PM »
Thanks fo your answer.  I really don't have a good impression of my OS.  He sort of sloughed-off the letter from my P.T. with her impressions, etc.  I think he'd rather be on the golf course.  Thanks for the water aerobics suggestion - I started this a short time a go.  Have to be careful with the jogging part, etc - very painful.  This whole thing has been so tough because I have always been very active and in good :'( shape.  Now I can't walk for 10 minutes with pain.
My feeling is its the OS's responsibility to read the MRI (or CAT scan) not the Neurologist (which is what the OS wants).  I think its time for a different OS.















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