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Before having arthroscopy should I have radiiologist interpreting knee mri?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: To what end?

Most mri's are read by radiologists.
Did you get a copy of the report? The name at the bottom would be a radiologist. At the same time, your surgeon should also read the films and make surgical decisions from them. If you want another opinion, it should probably be from another surgeon to interpret the surgical indications.

In brief: To what end?

Most mri's are read by radiologists.
Did you get a copy of the report? The name at the bottom would be a radiologist. At the same time, your surgeon should also read the films and make surgical decisions from them. If you want another opinion, it should probably be from another surgeon to interpret the surgical indications.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Robert Stanton
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Any arthroscopic surgeon should be able to accurately interpret an MRI of the knee.
If they are not able to interpret diagnostic studies, they should not be performing the surgey. Nevertheless, i would recommend an independent reading by a musculoskeletal radiologist. In my practice, mris are performed by independent radiology facilities , and readings are performed by the radiologist.

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Any arthroscopic surgeon should be able to accurately interpret an MRI of the knee.
If they are not able to interpret diagnostic studies, they should not be performing the surgey. Nevertheless, i would recommend an independent reading by a musculoskeletal radiologist. In my practice, mris are performed by independent radiology facilities , and readings are performed by the radiologist.
Dr. Robert Stanton
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ok. So as a Radiologist I may seem a bit biased, but if you have any uncertainty about the reason for an arthroscopic examination, then you should get a second opinion for your MRI study from an experienced Radiologist.
This will reassure you that there are abnormal findings in your study that may be helped with arthroscopic treatment. Discuss the second opinion with your Surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Ok. So as a Radiologist I may seem a bit biased, but if you have any uncertainty about the reason for an arthroscopic examination, then you should get a second opinion for your MRI study from an experienced Radiologist.
This will reassure you that there are abnormal findings in your study that may be helped with arthroscopic treatment. Discuss the second opinion with your Surgeon.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Radiologists usually provide a report on any mri.
However, radiologists do not have the benefit of actually examining the patient. I only recommend surgery when symptoms, physical exam findings, and MRI findings compliment each other and confirm a diagnosis amenable to surgical intervention.

In brief: Sure

Radiologists usually provide a report on any mri.
However, radiologists do not have the benefit of actually examining the patient. I only recommend surgery when symptoms, physical exam findings, and MRI findings compliment each other and confirm a diagnosis amenable to surgical intervention.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: MRI

It certainly cannot hurt to have another opinion on your MRI reading.
Most orthopedists are adept at reading mris but i always like to see what the iradiologist reads on the mris that i order.

In brief: MRI

It certainly cannot hurt to have another opinion on your MRI reading.
Most orthopedists are adept at reading mris but i always like to see what the iradiologist reads on the mris that i order.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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