As a followup to my comments about the MRI I got a couple of days ago, I will describe what the Specialists discovered.
To begin with, an MRI shows bones, muscles, nerves, and veins, etc, so the docs can see just about everything that is inside.
With my knee, the doc said that I did not have just one problem, but three!!!
Turns out I have a 3 cm cyst, a leaking Bursa, and a disintegrating Meniscus...and I was shown where all of these are and what they look like. I was given four x-ray sheets full of various shots of my knee.
Well, with all of this "bad" news, I was waiting for the hammer to fall when we got around to what they recommended that we do next. You wouldn't believe the big smile that I got on my face, when the doc said "we are going to do nothing!!!"
He said that a knee replacement is in my future, but maybe five years off...
At the moment, he said that as long as the pain is not constant, and it's not, and I have pretty good mobility, and I do, then there is no point in doing a major operation.
In addition, he took a look at a small problem that I have with my ankle, and told me exactly what minor procedure that I can have to fix it in the future.
This 30 minute consult was on the house!!!
For you folks who might need an MRI or any other type of x ray, the Radiologist's name is
Dr. Fausto Arizaga
Centro de Rayos X & Imagen
Torre Medica across from Santa Ines Hospital
I'm writing this with a huge smile on my face...