Met with the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and agreed that he’s going to go in and repair or trim the medial meniscus in my left knee. I’m walking around pretty well these days – so there’s some debate on whether cutting on me is justified. However, I live in fear of my knee freaking out. Mornings . . . → Read More: Knees


Called the doctor this morning and convinced them to tell me my diagnosis. Torn medial meniscus. They recommend surgical repair, which is supposedly a 20 minute procedure from which I can walk out of the hospital, take it easy a couple of weeks, and then be back at the gym.

Having observed last year, I . . . → Read More: Knee

MRI Images


Re-posted since the pictures ought to stay put now.


I got the raw data from my knee MRI on a CD. They gave me the full DICOM data, which is the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard. The vast majority of medical imaging devices produce DICOM formatted files … which means . . . → Read More: MRI Images

Medical geekitude

That last post was heavy, this is less so:

My MRI was totally relaxing. They gave me a selection of CDs to listen to for the half hour I was in the tube. I picked coldplay.

There were signs up all over the hospital indicating that patients own their own medical information, and that we . . . → Read More: Medical geekitude