Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
Spoke to someone familiar with Reed's visit who said he had multiple MRIs during his initial visit and none revealed a torn labrum.
Reed had many reasons to have MRI exams of any one of many of his joints.........previous ankle, knee, shoulder and hip injury history. The problem is that MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) will pick up most joint abnormalities and are moderately decent at picking up shoulder labrum tears. However, they are poor in picking up labrum tears of the hip. MRA (magnetic resonance arthrogram) is the same as the MRI, except that it is performed after contrast material is injected into the joint space to better identify and better outline existing abnormalities. It is the MRA that is the exam that demonstrates the hip labrum and its tears with high sensitivity and accuracy. I assure you that an MRA was performed just prior to the decision to proceed with surgery.