How do MRI and x ray work
November 28, 2011 8:48 AM Subscribe
MRI ...what it shows and x ray missed
posted by Postroad to health & fitness (7 answers total)
Had inflamed right knee. Orthopedist took x ray and said nothing there to be cause (gave Cortizone shots etc) and sent me for physical therapy..did nothing, so went to new doctor. He sent me for MRI. Discovered I had fracture. Question: why doesn't x ray show fracture?
Doctor said I need brace on knee for some two months and if that did not fix things, knee replacement. Question: how, after two months, can he tell if it worked or not unless I get another MRI?