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Merchant's view x-ray
« on: June 28, 2011, 12:39:16 PM »
Hello all.. I had a merchant's view x-ray taken a few days ago, but no special table was used. I bent my knees and held up the lead board so that the x-ray could be taken..

Will such an x-ray be accurate in diagnosing the tilt of the kneecaps?
Have had tilted kneecaps for many years, and occasional patellar tendinitis.

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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 11:05:09 AM »
Could someone please answer my query? Would be much appreciated.. :)
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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 01:47:35 PM »
IF the tech is proficient at doing them this way, it should be ok.  It may show tilt, but it will also so if the cartilage behind the kneecap is wearing down.

'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 08:55:09 PM »
Thank you :).. well turns out a tilt is present but the OS said nothing about cartilage so I'm assuming it's in good condition since the tilt is a recent (and unfortunate) phenomenon..
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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 09:13:51 PM »
Sometimes tilt can cause the cartilage to begin wearing away.  Has your OS given you a good reason for the tilt?
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 05:53:41 PM »
My OS was not able to give me a reason but my sports doctor said that it is caused due to overload on the knees during a descent on a trek.. My full story is here if you would like to know: http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=56593.0

And this is what my x-ray looks like.. I can't see any cartilage damage though.. It is of slightly poor quality since it's a scanned copy..
Have had tilted kneecaps for many years, and occasional patellar tendinitis.

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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 06:04:17 PM »
The joint space looks good, but I had lots of damage that did not show on x-ray because the other structures were so tight.  The tilt did not look that bad, but once they got it, it was quite a mess.
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 06:17:58 AM »
I see.. How did you develop tilited kneecaps?
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Re: Merchant's view x-ray
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 06:22:54 PM »
I hit a cinderblock while sledding...I was about 12.  It went downhill from there you could say.  The right got that way from the odd gait I developed.
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.















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