A 61 year old man with a four and a half year history of chronic right knee pain due to osteoarthritis presented to the Arthritis Treatment Center in July 17, 2009. He had had prior treatment with anti-inflammatory medicines, corticosteroid injections, and viscosupplements.
His baseline weight bearing knee x-ray is shown on the left dated January 7, 2009.
The following is the text of an email received in August 2010.
“I just came back from my orthopedist, I had a cortisone injection in my left knee. Not the knee you performed the procedure on. Anyway I asked if he could take an x-ray of my right knee and compare it to my last x-ray done on 1/7/09. Attached are both x-rays. Can Dr. Wei take a look and give me an opinion. My orthopedist said he sees growth…”
The follow up x-ray is dated August 25, 2010.