I have injured my left labrum and have already had an MRI. The doctor said he could not see what is wrong and that I have to go for another test.
I am not sure what it is called or how it is done, but I do know that they inject a dye into me to get a better picture.
Right now Im thinking its just another MRI done but with them putting a dye into my blood.
If anyone knows what I am talking about I would like to know what it is called.
Also if the dye is injected into my blood or into my actual cartlige.
Thanks for the help
EDIT- Will the area be numbed first? Anesteic? for something like that
What you are describing is MRI with contrast. The dye does not go into your blood, but rather into the joint capsule. In a nutshell, and in layman’s terms, the dye changes the color of the joint space so as to make visible any material which would otherwise blend in and be difficult to see. Think of black text on a black background- you have to highlight it in order to read it. The dye is basically a highlighter… if that makes sense.
Get your labrum repaired soon. I tore a labrum in my teens, but didn’t get it fixed for several years because it didn’t bother me. By the time I finally got it fixed at 21, early degenerative changes (osteoarthritis) had set in due to instability.