General Guideline Principles for Introduction
Elbow Injury for workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Introduction Elbow Injury.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.
The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Introduction of Elbow Injury
One diagnostic imaging procedure might offer information that is similar to or unique from that found by other procedures. In order to ensure maximum diagnostic accuracy, minimise negative effects on patients, and promote cost effectiveness by avoiding duplication or redundancy.
It is wise to choose the procedure(s) for a single diagnostic procedure, a complementary procedure in combination with other procedure(s), or a proper sequential order in multiple procedures.
There is a sizable proportion of specificity and sensitivity for various diagnoses in all diagnostic imaging methods. None of them are distinctive to a particular diagnosis. The choice of imaging procedure and the interpretation of the data should be based on clinical information gathered during the history-taking and physical examination.
The second diagnostic process will be unnecessary if it is carried out only for diagnostic reasons when a diagnostic procedure, along with clinical data, gives adequate information to produce an appropriate diagnosis.
Likewise, if the first or previous procedures, when combined with clinical data, are unable to provide an accurate diagnosis, a subsequent diagnostic procedure (which may be a repeat of the same procedure.
Depending on whether the rehabilitation physician, radiologist, or surgeon documents that the study was of inadequate quality to make a diagnosis) can be a complementary diagnostic procedure.
Typically, choosing one technique over another depends on the procedure’s availability, the patient’s tolerance, and/or the treating professional’s expertise with it.
It is acknowledged that in some circumstances repeat imaging exams and other tests may be necessary depending on the clinical course and to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.
In order to reassess or stage the pathology when symptoms or findings progress, before surgical treatments and therapeutic injections where necessary, and post-operatively to monitor the healing process, it may be beneficial to repeat diagnostic techniques (such as imaging investigations).
It is important to understand that repetitive CT exams result in a higher cumulative radiation dosage and associated dangers. The following studies can be used for additional elbow injury evaluation as needed based on the mechanism of injury, symptoms, and patient history.
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