"Time to ask questions about my knee"

About: Sentinel Healthcare Southwest Community Interest Company / Shoulders, Knees & Feet (muscles & bones)

(as the patient),

I was referred for pain in my knee, I then had to have an MRI. It would have been much faster if I could have been referred for the MRI immediately, as I was for the X-ray.

Once I had the MRI, my diagnosis was swift and detailed. I now have to assimilate my disability into my life. Dr Giles was very clear and honest about my knee and gave me all the time I needed to ask questions and figure out I might need to change things I might need to change in the future.

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Response from Sentinel Healthcare

Dear Reflex137

Thank you for your feedback, and I'm glad you felt the clinic advice helpful.

With regard to being referred for your MRI immediately, GPs have varying levels of orthopaedic expertise and therefore some will feel more comfortable about referring patients straight for an MRI where others might prefer to seek a specialist opinion first, and let the specialist decide whether an MRI is indeed necessary.

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