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for Spine Fractures

Spine Fractures
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Confirm diagnosis with Xray (CT if needed)
2)Correlate radiographic findings with clinical symptoms
3)Surgical referral for evaluation
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Radiographic evidence of fracture.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 1) Urgent for progressive weakness
2) Emergent for paralysis/paralegia
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: For first available spine surgeon: 734-936-5780
For specific physician please contact office directly
Clinic Location Sites Taubman - Orthopaedic Surgery
UM Consulting Physician Gregory P. Graziano, M.D.
Rakesh D Patel, M.D.
Revised on: 09/25/2009