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for Spine Fractures

Spine Fractures
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Confirm diagnosis with X-ray (CT/MRI 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 and its acuity.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 1) Emergent for progressive weakness
2) Emergent for paralysis/paraplegia
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
For specific physician please contact office directly
Patients: Schedule ASAP with available spine surgeon: 734-936-5780
Clinic Location Sites Taubman - Orthopaedic Surgery
UM Consulting Physician Rakesh D Patel, M.D.
Revised on: 04/16/2015