Patients should be seen by an experienced orthopaedic surgeonBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.849b (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:849
- Roderick Mackenzie,
- Dennis Edwards,
- Adrian K Dixon
- Research fellow, university department of radiology Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor of radiology Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
EDITOR,—R Watura and colleagues' recommendations regarding direct access to magnetic resonance imaging of the knee for general practitioners merit further discussion.1 The appropriate use of such imaging for knee problems is the subject of considerable research. In selected patients magnetic resonance imaging can help with management decisions and an expensive, invasive arthroscopy can be avoided.2 3 4 It is less certain whether recommending direct access magnetic resonance imaging to avoid an orthopaedic consultation is appropriate.
Watura and …