My son has a leg injury that he can now walk on without crutches. We took an MRI and after 3 weeks the results came back. It was a meniscus and slight ACL tear. Normally for me I wanted a 2nd opinion. Should I have asked for that? I ask this because when we went in for consultation, the dr wanted to do surgery without is seeing the MRI, and when I asked to see it, he asked me if I wanted to read it myself..."or do you want me to walk you through it?" I was insulted especially when he said something about shopping for a doctor. When I got in the car with my husband, he asked what was MY problem? Is it wrong to ask to see the negative and a 2nd opinion? What would you have done?Answer Question
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Answer by layh41407 at 8:54 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
As a sports med professional I can even tell if there is an ACL tear or a meniscus tear buy feel, without any imaging. Orthopedist can certainly do the same. When he asked you if you wanted to read it yourself..."or do you want me to walk you through it?" he was giving you the option... if you knew how to read the MRI film then you didn't need him to explain it. If you didn't know what you were looking at then he'd explain it. Did you flat out say I want a second opinion?? That would have been to right way to handle it. An ACL tear/meniscus tear confirmed by the MRI report (which he would have seen without looking at the slides) are pretty straight forward. It is or it isn't... surgery is the normal course of action taken my all orthos. It sounds as if he was reacting to your attitude. You get what you give.
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