Your Continued Care

Ensuring the treatments you need to alleviate pain quickly & speed recovery.

Every patient and path to recovery is unique.

Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s approach to wellness means that patients may need to continue care beyond their initial appointment. Care plans are always tailored to the specific needs of each patient, but may include some of the following diagnostics and treatments.

Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests are essential in helping your doctor diagnose and treat your condition or injury. Some of the common tests we utilize are:

  • CT Scans: Non-invasive digital processing used to generate a 3-D image of the inside of the body.
  • MRIs: Non-invasive medical imaging technique visualizing the internal structure and limited functions of the body.
  • X-rays: To identify bone structures and allow detection of pathology of the skeletal system.
  • EMGs: A technique for evaluating the physiologic properties of muscles.

Make an appointment with our office as soon as your diagnostic appointment has been scheduled. This will allow us to follow-up with you on the results without delay. Make sure you bring any films, discs, or results for tests previously performed. Note that your physician will discuss all testing results during your office visit.

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Follow-Up Care

Your physician may also schedule a follow-up appointment with you to track the progress of your injury.

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Non-Surgical Treatments

Your treatment plan may require non-surgical efforts to get you back in action. Below are some of what you may experience.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be a very successful non-surgical treatment for many conditions. It will often be prescribed by your doctor before and/or after surgery. The goal of physical therapy is to speed your recovery, improve your function and range of motion, and strengthen your muscles.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs are drugs that relieve pain, fever, and inflammation without using steroids. Steroids can have similar effects, but also more side effects. NSAIDs include over the counter drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen. These drugs are often very effective in reducing pain and swelling caused by inflammation or injury. Ask your doctor before taking NSAIDs if you are concerned about drug interactions, such as with blood thinners like Coumadin.

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections are also used to treat pain and swelling caused by inflammation. They are typically injected at the site of inflammation such as a joint, bursa, or tendon. These injections have the potential to significantly reduce pain and even cure some conditions.

Surgical Treatments

When injuries or conditions require surgical intervention, Precision’s physicians will perform procedures at our local outpatient surgery center in Laurel, Maryland, or provide inpatient care at local area hospitals. Learn more about how we will help you prepare for surgery here.

Physician Referrals

Your doctor may refer you to another physician within or outside of Precision in order to ensure that you are receiving the best care for your specific injury/condition.

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Contact us with further questions.

We’re here to help you navigate your orthopedic challenges and get you on the path to recovery quickly. If you still have questions, please call us directly at 301.498.0383 or email us at [email protected].