Challenging Medical Cases
Musculoskeletal injuries or disorders lacking accurate medical and/or administrative information lead to case management issues such as:
- Inability to determine correct diagnosis
- Delayed recovery or ineffective treatment
- Litigation and huge case backlogs in workers' compensation
The result? Increased costs and unsatisfactory outcomes.
Root of the Challenge
Injured workers or patients come with a history of sprains and strains along with possible orthopaedic injuries or disorders which may contribute to the complexity of diagnosing and treating for a current condition.
Those patients in long term medical care without resolution and who are unable to return to activities of life, work or sport require an evaluation solution that addresses the difficulty of assessing functional activity or movement-related injuries or disorders by visual observation and standard diagnostic imaging.
Considering the human body has 206 bones connected to 640 skeletal muscles activated and controlled by thousands of motor and sensory nerves it's not surprising some patients do not respond to treatment.
What we see doesn't always tell us what is wrong. How are cases that are outside of expected recovery patterns handled?
Additional diagnostic tests such as MRI? Second opinion? Are they effective in resolving cases?
When the system fails to get the right information for accurate diagnosis and treatment in difficult cases everyone is frustrated and unhappy! This impacts the quality of life of our patients, families, coworkers, as well as employers and the healthcare system.