what Dr. James Andrews feels about MRI
NY Times interviews renowned sports medicine expert Dr James Andrews about MRI studies.
“Patients often feel like they are getting better care if people are ordering fancy tests, and there are some patients who come in demanding an M.R.I. — that’s part of the problem,”
In asymptomatic pitchers “M.R.I.’s found abnormal shoulder cartilage in 90 percent of them and abnormal rotator cuff tendons in 87 percent.”
According to Dr Andrews, “If you want an excuse to operate on a pitcher’s throwing shoulder, just get an M.R.I.,”