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.
Your orthopedic doctor may request diagnostic imaging. Most are noninvasive and provide high-resolution images of bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Diagnostic tests include:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
- Bone scan
- Bone density scan