The evaluation process typically involves a comprehensive examination and a detailed medical history profile. In the case of traumatic injury, patients may be required to undergo a series of tests that might include:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan)
Radionuclide bone scan
For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, there is more than one form of treatment that may be appropriate.
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Several doctors from different medical specialties may be involved in the treatment at the same time. This multidisciplinary team approach is particularly important in managing the symptoms of an orthopedic condition, especially as many symptoms are chronic and change in severity over time.