Oh Scarred, what are we going to do with you girl, lol. If the dr was talking about
a plain film xray of course its not going to show anything. Those type of xrays only show fractures, breaks, things of that nature. If we are talking about
your knee here a torn meniscus or even a tear of the ACL will not show up on a regular xray. This guy should send you for an MRI and then decide what path to take. I know I am not a dr but I have had five knee surgeries and know a little of the drill.
The stuff PaLady is talking about is what they sometimes do for people that are bone on bone and need replacements done. I did the Supaartz injections after having both knees scoped in 2004. I need new knees but I am not ready for that. Another kind is called Synvisc, my dr is partial to Supaartz, it was 5 injections in each knee done every other week. This stuff puts a little cushion back in the knee.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.