Abnormality in my xray

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I have gotten my knee xrayed and was told that they saw an abnormality but they won't tell me what it is until my appointment. Attached is the picture I took with my cell phone of the film I have. Any ideas what it could be? 

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    Not sure what we are looking at, apart from wear, tear and most probably bone on bone. The x-ray guys cannot tell you what they see. Do not worry.
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    • Posted

      That is a bit of a relief. I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at either. I've had a lot of issues with this knee in the past and the unexplained pain is definitely not helping. 
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    Normally when you go for an x ray you then go back straight away to the department that sent you for the x ray and get the results.

    What is the point of having an x ray if they are not then going to tell you the results?

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      They claim that it is "their policy" that I can't see or hear my results until my next appointment.  This is the first time I've ever been to this doctor so I am not entirely sure how this works. She didn't explain herself entirely thoroughly. 
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      Some doctors send you for an x-ray/MRI on one day, then make another appointment for another day to talk, saves the waiting or queue jumping, a real pain.  The way round that these days is digital, you have the x-ray and its sent straight to doctor/consultant via internal network.  Sometimes x-rays are in one hospital and the doctor in another. No network!!! 
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    What was the reason for the xray and have you had a knee replacement?
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    Boy i wished my knee looked like that.

    It seems you have an unusual amount of space ( which should be good...no?)

    between your joint.

    A knee that requires a TKR wouldn't have all that "black space" (cartilage) between the joint...mine shows NO BLACK...its bone on bone...

    Im no doctor...only they could say...this is just a laymans opinion.

    Frankly I'm jealous...wish mine looked like that!

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    I am not an expert on x-rays, but what I see is nice space between the joint. Before my tkr there was no space at all.

    If the x-ray tech told you there was an abnormality, that person should not continue with that job. Only a physician should tell you the results of that.

    Please try to relax and not worry until your appointment.

    Take care.

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    As has been said, the cartilage gap looks big and healthy.

    Whether there are osteophytes it isn't that clear.

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