Orthopedic Tests & Diagnosis

Quick & Accurate Diagnosis for Your Family’s Bone & Joint Conditions

Treatment of bone and joint conditions is only as good as a diagnosis. When it comes to your family, you want the very best from a diagnostic partner who cares about you. University Health System provides:

  • Diagnostic specialists who keep you and your providers informed every step along the way.
  • Quick and accurate test results delivered efficiently to all members of your care team.
  • Advanced imaging technology, and the experience to use it.
  • A comfortable and modern facility.

Taking the time to get to the root of your problem is an important step in your overall experience as a University patient. Our goal is to make a correct diagnosis as efficiently as possible so you can begin treatment and get on the road to recovery.

University Health System orthopedic specialists talk with you in depth and draw from a wide range of tests and diagnostic tools to uncover and thoroughly understand what’s causing your pain.

What to Expect

You’ll undergo a comprehensive examination to assess your physical condition. Your exam includes:

  • In-depth health history
  • Review of your daily functions, activities and sleeping habits
  • Discussion about your goals for treatment and recovery

Your physician will also communicate with your primary care physician about your health history, diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Once your test is complete, results are interpreted quickly and integrated with your electronic medical record. University Health System providers have real-time access to your test results as needed so care is coordinated as efficiently as possible.

Tests & Imaging

Your orthopedic doctor may request diagnostic imaging. Most are noninvasive and provide high-resolution images of bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Diagnostic tests include:

  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
  • Bone scan
  • Bone density scan