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Unread 03-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #11
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OH, had my pt read the report...they state that I have had my hardware REMOVED....uhh, no I haven't.????.....
there may have been a mix up in pt names---it should be pretty obvious if there is or is not hardware in place

On the discogram/myelogram ? the critical ? is to find out if you have cord compression--for that the myelogram is more helpful

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Unread 03-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #12
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when I go to the doctor tomorrow I am of course going to bring up the fact that the hardware should still be there....I had not thought about a mixup of names.....this mri place had to re-schedule 3 times because of the anesthologist (yes sp!!!)....

Ok, so a mylogram would be better for my purpose than a discogram...thanks...I wouldn't of know that!



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there may have been a mix up in pt names---it should be pretty obvious if there is or is not hardware in place

On the discogram/myelogram ? the critical ? is to find out if you have cord compression--for that the myelogram is more helpful

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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #13
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I wrote here a couple of months ago..this is pertaining to having a dislocated shoulder in a car accident...the mri showed 2 tears and other things to go with my neck...

they went in to repair the tears on 4/2 and could NOT find anything to repair....this is also the mri that said my hardware in my neck had been removed when it hadn't been.....

how often is an mri wrong?....I'm not sure what to do now because they are recommending a mylogram for my neck....

I know at least 4 or 5 people looked at the actual films of the mri....and saw the tears...
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Could they have mixed up MRI's since it was so wrong??
Missing hardware when it is still there is quite a difference I would think...
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Unread 04-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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that is what we thought at first but I was the ONLY one getting an mri that day....they have an anthesologist (sp) there to put me under because I am very claustophobic and cannot not hold still long enough with my neck and spine damage.....so it would be unlikely they got the wrong one....also how many people would have hardware in their neck and fusions right where I have them?

my doctor doublechecked on the hardware and said that it is still there (duh..)....

I really can't afford another mri but certainly don't want to use this one as a basis for any damage..kwim?



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Could they have mixed up MRI's since it was so wrong??
Missing hardware when it is still there is quite a difference I would think...
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Since they didn't find any tears to fix, what is the other concern about more testing?

I assume you are still having pain or symptoms of some sort?
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here is my original thread asking about my mri re: my neck....I do still have pains in my shoulder and have been but now since there isn't anything to repair not sure what is going on...

I'm concerned now about what they are stating about my neck...do I go ahead and have mylogram/discogram done based on THIS mri?....




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Since they didn't find any tears to fix, what is the other concern about more testing?

I assume you are still having pain or symptoms of some sort?
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here is my original thread asking about my mri re: my neck....
It's here: http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread165793.html

Do you have copies of the imaging & reports? I think that would be advisable.

I'm skeptical about there not being a mixup in the original MRI as well. I doubt they are wrong as often as they are mixed up. Seeing tears where there were none AND no hardware where there was some is just too much (IMO) for coincidence. Mixups happen in the medical arena at rates far higher than acceptable in other industries.
Google: rate of mistakes in medicine
Google: medical error cover-ups

I think a second MRI needs to be done, but not at your expense (since the MRI in question probably wasn't yours). I think multiple opinions are in order, and if one of those were a malpractice atty., I wouldn't object. If there is no case there, an atty would not want to get involved. It would come down to whether or not you were harmed by the error.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical...ts_of_the_case

Just my personal opinion; feel free to ignore in whole or in part.

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I went ahead and the 2 threads since the info from 1st thread might help with the MRI and other questions.

When merged they fall into the posting date/time order, so the earlier thread & info is now at the beginning of this thread.
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Was there any sort of whiplash type injury from the accident?

Any pain or symptoms in hands or arms or neck?

Soft tissue injuries don't show up on MRIs or many imaging tests at all.
A very advanced PT should be able to assess if it may be soft tissue vs spine problems.

If you have a copy of the MRI on disk or films you could take them somewhere else to be evaluated independently.
Even an experienced/expert chiro could do an assessment w/ no adjusting.
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