Should I have been given an MRI


Q: In 2007-08 I fell down a flight of stairs and tore my meniscus, acl and shattered my knee cap(left knee). When I got surgery I was given an infected ligament and then was left ignore by my physical therapist for 2 months saying I was not trying hard enough when I complained about pain. I ended up with a sizable dip in my tibia and a seemingly working knee. I tore my meniscus one more time, that was then fixed. Last week I slipped on black ice and bent my knee all the way in and twisted it at 90degree angle out as I landed on it and hit my back and head on the concrete steps. I have had considerable pain, and definite instability. I saw an orthopedic doc today, and he pushed on my knee, ignored my history (he couldn't repeat it back to me) and denied me an MRI for 3 more weeks. Due to my history and recent fall, should I have been given an MRI? I asked him if it would just make sense to get it since the dip looked larger and my history, and he told me you don't get MRI's for checkups...


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