This is exactly what happened to me. I had perfectly healthy 18 year old cartilage in my 50s. I went to my orthopedic doctor for a patellar tracking problem in both knees that could be corrected with simple exercise. But in the meantime my doctor gave me many cortisone injections. 2 years later I was bone on bone. I was and am still absolutely horrified as I have no knee damage history. I became a cripple overnight. I pursued legal action against the drug company who makes the cortisone but it couldn’t be proven unfortunately. Regenexx has helped tremendously to get my life back! I am back to hiking 3 days a week. Thank you Regenexx. You are a God send!!
I am having trouble finding the correct codes for the following procedure. I am not finding an IMA duplex study code. "VASCULAR DUPLEX REPORT INDICATIONS: Pre-op CABG. EXAM DESCRIPTION: Bilateral internal mammary artery duplex. FINDINGS: Right IMA Prox 78cm/sec mm in diameter Mid in diameter Dist 56 cm/sec in diameter Left IMA Prox 73cm/sec in diameter Mid 61 cm/sec in diameter Dist 63cm/sec in diameter. CONCLUSIONS Patient s right IMA appears to be WNL per arterial color duplex and doppler flow imaging. Patient's left IMA appears to be WNL per arterial color duplex and doppler flow imaging."