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Ligament tear injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
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User :   My wife had an accident 10 days back and got side knee ligament tear
User :   Is it possible to detect it wit\hout MRI
Doctor :   No, it would be difficult for other investigations like ct scan to detect the complete injury.
User :   Right now she's just wa\earing knee brace
Doctor :   Mri would give complete information regarding the injury, extent of injury.
User :   and rest for 3 weeks is adviced
User :   But she
User :   s eager to attend office
Doctor :   Please ask her to avoid walking as this will aggravate her injury.
Doctor :   It would be better to go for MRI as for complete information.
User :   Do you suggest to go for MRI or citiscan?
Doctor :   Did you see an Orthopedician?
User :   Our Doctor did not prescribe to go for MRI,
User :   through X-Ray, he could conclude that there is no fratcure but ligament
Doctor :   Ok. That was only the intial investigation and would require MRI for further investigation that is why he has advised for 3 weeks bed rest.
User :   Yes
Doctor :   If there is improvement in the pain and she can walk then there is no need for further treatment but if the pain still persists then there is need to go for MRI scan to come to a conclusion.
Doctor :   Yes, if there is no improvement.
User :   Do you mean, MRI would be recommeded after 3 weeks?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she on any pain killers?
User :   She has pain after a walk with support
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   otherwise no pain while resting
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know the degree of the pain she has at present from 1 to 10, where 1 being the least and 10 being severe.
User :   How much MRI scan cost in general?
Doctor :   An mri might cost from 5000 to 8000 depending on the center.
User :   i would say 2-3
Doctor :   Then I feel that she is improving and it would be better to wait for few more days to see how she does without the knee brace.
Doctor :   I would suggest to wait and follow as advised by your doctor.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   ok, thanks very much
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   ok
User :   No, thank you Doctor
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