- Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446678198
- ISBN-13: 978-0446678193
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,458,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Knee Pain and Surgery: Learn the Truth about MRIs and Common Misdiagnoses--and Avoid Unnecessary Surgery Paperback – February 1, 2002
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I love the author's approach and direct writing style. This book gives some information about virtually any knee problem that can arise. Most likely it will affirm you to wait, try some exercises and see how it feels. It will also give you ideas on questions to ask the doctor, as well as give you a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the knee (as of 2002).
Dr Grelsamer's list of unethical tricks played by unscrupulous doctors proved prophetic about a week after his book arrived. The surgeon I went to shook his head sadly, pointed to the miniscule meniscal tear possibly shown on an MRI and assured me that [for about $4000] he thought he could fix it. He actually denied that a meniscal tear could be repaired without surgery or that it could even be non-clinical [ie not a problem needing intervention]. He ticked most of the boxes in Grelsamer's book.
I, too, shook my head sadly, and walked away to continue my non-surgical rehab. I haven't decided what to spend that $4000 on yet!
If you are having any doubts about your course of treatment (especially surgery), I think this is a great resource to arm yourself with knowlege. Of course I am not medically trained, but I spent days coursing the internet and this info feels on target. And it really opened up my eyes. If you go into surgery, why not do it (or not do it) with your eyes wide open?
I could have avoided an unessary cortisone shot if I had gotten this earlier... Very easy reading..... Just raced/skimmed through it last night in a few hours.... Organized well making it a good reference... A steal for the cost...
I cannot think of any negatives. Though I imagine if I was a doc, I might have disagreements about specific technical assertions.
Don't get me wrong. If your doc is experienced and has a good repuation, you may be fine. But even this ain't necessarily so...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So I didn't need the MRI after all. After three years of torture it was a large bone fragment floating around. Not arthritis. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by mlr
This book gave lots of helpful information about knee pain and when it's time to have surgery. Purchase was easy as usual.Published on December 4, 2013 by gail marie davis
The book presents a bleak but shockingly informative new outlook on the knee industry. However, I wish it provided physician or hospital referrals because it still leaves us, the... Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by M. Walsh
I haven't received this book yet, and would be grateful if you could help me find out what happened to my order!!Published on March 8, 2007 by Fabrizio Biffoli
It's always good to know how to avoid surgery if you can. I need knee replacements so this was especially interesting to me. Good information.Published on February 12, 2007 by J. Manning
If you or someone you knows has knee problems this is one of the only books you may need. It goes into detail about all different areas from how MRIs can read false positive to... Read morePublished on May 10, 2005 by Maryland Gentleman