most times, i need to look up med terms.....not this one....
after receiving the fifth and final Hyalgan injection (which, i regret to say, did nothing but give me little temporary releif following each one), my rheumatologist and i were handed my last m.r.i. report.
i got to start reading as she cleaned up.
now, i believe my orthopod is convinced i need to head to the bone saw and get a new joint. rheumy wanted to try the shots. i think i need the joint. i think she was starting to think replacement.
when i asked her about seeing possible osteonecrosis in the report, she looked at it fast and left the clean up job. she came back in a few minutes and politely gave me the bum's rush (we had been chatting).
i won't see her again 'til i finish the esi's at my lumbar spine she sent me for (i've had one and it ain't looking promising.....).
am i paranoid, or is there cause for concern?
i couldn't tell from what i was able to find at medicinenet or webmd whether it'll be in other places.