Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging has emerged as a powerful diagnostic tool in the evaluation of orthopedic patients. Your doctor may recommend an MRI after interviewing you and carefully examining your injury. Our state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner will provide high quality images that will help to confirm the diagnosis and evaluate the extent of the injury

Magnetic resonance scans typically take about 45 minutes. The study is non-invasive and does not involve any radiation.

Our MRI scanner is an extremity scanner. There is no tube surrounding your body. This is especially reassuring to patients who may be claustrophobic. You are able to relax and listen to music while the magnet is placed over the affected joint. The results are usually available to your doctor within a few days of your scan.

The information that MRI offers will assist both you and your doctor in formulating a treatment plan. The treatment options will then be discussed with you, by your doctor. Conservative treatment will generally include supervised Physical Therapy. In some cases, surgery may be offered.