General Guideline Principles for Red Flags
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 Red Flags .
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.
Red Flags for Hip and Groin Disorders
Red flags are observations that suggest potentially serious medical issues. The review of the history and physical examination should include looking for warning signs. These symptoms or indicators in the hip/groin may include neurological impairment, dislocations, infections, malignancies, or systemic rheumatological problems.
The New York Hip/Groin Injury Medical Treatment Guidelines contain modifications in clinical treatment brought on by the existence of “red flags,” and additional examination, consultation, or urgent/emergency action may be necessary.
Table 1. “Red Flags” for Potentially Serious Conditions Associated with Hip and Groin Pain
What our office can do if you have Hip and Groin Disorders
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