- May 15, 2013
- East Sussex
- United Kingdom
I'd be very glad to read if your experience thus far.
I know, your thinking, "Who the hell are you?"!!!
Just to say I had an MRI recently & my knee is metal
.this cold has thrown me for a loop
Hi Judlepip I know precisely what you are going through. And Yes its pretty awful. What can I say to you? You want more than `give it time, it will get better'.I have, what I call, 'a lump of cement' that I drag around with me!
should I request an mri?
Josephine says an MRI is possible, and she doesn't give duff information. She says that the lab technician alters the settings to reduce the glare from the metal so that the images aren't distorted. However, others say if the part of the body requiring the scan happens to be the bit with the metal, then the images will always be distorted. I am trying to get clarification.
If you have lots of pain 19 months out then there is most definitely something wrong. If the X rays don't show a problem, then it suggests the problem lies with the soft tissue. This is where an MRI scan might help.
Your American health system enables you to get to see an OS without a long wait. I don't see you have anything to lose by discussing an MRI scan with him. And do let us know the outcome.
You say you have already had 3 opinions. Have any of them said what they think is causing the pain? Carol
ps: its best to tag me from your thread. I'll scoot over there in a minute to get the background.