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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That applies to x-rays and images well. As physicians we tend to look to fix numbers and pictures and assume it will result in better health for our patients. Sometimes the treatment side effects don’t really affect overall life span and certainly not health span. For instance, if there is a torn knee meniscus, surgery to make the picture better may result in need for a knee replacement earlier than if physical therapy was elected. The same goes for coronary artery stenosis. If symptoms are stable, there is no increase in life span or quality of life with a stent. It may even result in more procedures. How can we be sure? Patience is a virtue that few of us have.
The good new is that where there is a will there is a way. Ask question and take an active role in your own health. You are your best advocate. You have many more choices that you realize.
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