My orthopedic surgeon (who as been assigned to evaluate me for surgery) does not know how to read an MRI, and just reads the radiologist report without looking at the MRI pictures himself. Is this normal for an orthopedic surgeon?
It makes me wonder about his competence as a diagnostician and surgeon. I would expect a surgeon, who needs to know the exact location of each problem that he is operating on, to view the MRI images himself, but I don't know. What is your experience?
P.S. I'm new on this board
L5-S1 degenerating disk