Looking for a doctor who isn't knife-happy
June 30, 2012 2:46 PM Subscribe
Austin-filter: I dislocated my kneecap and am looking for a recommendation for a sports medicine doctor who will give me a thorough exam including a knee MRI and who will advocate a conservative (non-surgical) approach unless surgery is absolutely necessary. They must take Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Thanks Metafilter, I know you can solve this!
posted by xenophile to health & fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been Googling and found a few doctors here who specialize in knees and take my insurance, but all the info on them says simply "orthopedic surgeon." I may or may not need surgery, but I don't want to go to someone who does surgery and not physical therapy and who will jump to cutting me open as the first line of defense. I'm looking for a more comprehensive approach and prefer someone who deals with athletes. This occurred while attempting to jog Town Lake Trail. If you had a similar injury or know anyone who did, who helped them?