A 38-year-old male asked:
dr said need more xray or mri to investigate hip impingement. if had an mri does this make the x-ray pointless? ie: doesn't an mri show more than xr?
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Dr. Michael Granberry answered
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need both: Both additional X-rays and an MRI with arthrogram are needed to work up hip impingement. The MRI looks at the hip labrum (cartilage) and rules out a vascular necrosis. It can spot subtle arthritis. The X-rays and possible CT scan help understand the bone shapes particular to impingement. These are needed to guide treatment.
Answered on Jan 8, 2015
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