Evaluation ProceduresWhat are standard evaluation procedures?
Before a treatment or rehabilitation protocol can be established, your child's physician must first determine the reason for, and source of, your child's condition. This typically involves a comprehensive physical examination and a detailed medical history. During this initial gathering of information, be sure to notify your child's physician of any other illnesses, injuries, or complaints that have been associated with the pain or condition, as well as any previous treatments or medications prescribed. Preliminary diagnostic tests may then follow, including:
- Blood tests.
- X-rays - a diagnostic test which uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.
- Advanced evaluation procedures:
Children who require further evaluation may undergo one or more of the following:
After the evaluative information is collected and reviewed, your child's orthopedist will discuss with you all treatment options and help you select the best treatment plan to enable your child to live an active and functional life.
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