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Physical Exam Injury Specialists

Physical Exam Specialists New York

Accident & Injury
Physical Exams In New York

Welcome to NYPMD our network of New York accident doctors & personal injury clinics...

NYPMD physical exam injury specialists offer physical exams to ensure our patients injured in an accident receive the best treatment while identifying potential problems early on. 

Our New York accident doctors and clinics offer full physical examinations after an accident — sports injury, work injury, or car crash to those injured in the New York and New Jersey area.

If you would like to schedule a physical examination for yourself or your loved one, NYPMD today.

 

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Physical Exam After An Accident

Conditions & Treatments

After a car crash, a physical examination can be one of the most important times for determining the seriousness of an accident victim's injuries. Often times a patient will not feel any pain from injury right away -- only a proper evaluation and testing can diagnose injuries. In the confusion after a car crash, sudden sports injury, or work accident, we believe ourselves to be invincible due to the sudden rush of adrenaline. Proper testing will help car accident doctors determine exactly what injuries occurred because of the accident.

After a sports injury, a physical examination can be one of the most important times for determining the seriousness of an accident victim's injuries. Often times a patient will not feel any pain from injury right away -- only a proper evaluation and testing can diagnose injuries. Proper testing will help sports medicine doctors determine exactly what injuries occurred because of the accident.

CT-Scans

CT scans are particularly helpful in identifying damage to the nerves, muscle, or tissue, as well as other internal injuries.

MRI Scans

Magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI scan, is a powerful imaging diagnostic tool that can be used to detect severe internal injuries in accident victims. An MRI uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create pictures of the organs and structures inside your body. While this is similar to a CT scan, the MRI provides different information than other imaging diagnostic. An MRI also avoids the radiation that is found in other scans.

Muscle Strain

NYPMD will use some imaging tests to diagnose your muscle strain:

Ultrasound: used to check for tears or fluid buildup around your strained muscle.

MRI:  used to check for blood clots, a tear, or internal bleeding.

Internal Injuries

For injuries, an imaging test may be all that's necessary. An X-ray shows an image of your bones. A CT scan is an advanced X-ray that can see bones, tissues, and blood vessels. Angiography is an imaging test that can carefully examine individual blood vessels.

After a work injury a physical examination can be one of the most important times for determining the seriousness of an accident victim's injuries. Often times a patient will not feel any pain from injury right away -- only a proper evaluation and testing can diagnose injuries. Proper testing will help workers comp doctors determine exactly what injuries occurred because of the accident.

X-rays are an imaging test that can be helpful in detecting a variety of injuries including broken bones, dislocated joints & much more.

Bruising and Broken Bones

IThe main difference between a fractured bone and a bone bruise is that a fracture results in an actual break in the bone and a bone bruise does not. However, the two have similar symptoms and causes, so it can be hard to tell if a bone is fractured or bruised without a physical examination and/or diagnostic testing (such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging test).

Concussion

A concussion itself won’t show up on brain imaging tests, but if you have certain symptoms (like severe headaches, vomiting, or seizures), your doctor may order an MRI or CT of your head to check for visible injury, such as bleeding in the brain. ​​

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Assessment usually includes a neurological exam. This exam evaluates thinking, motor function (movement), sensory function, coordination, eye movement, and reflexes. Imaging tests, including CT scans and MRI scans, cannot detect all TBIs.

Internal medicine FAQS 

  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?
    The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?
    Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?
    Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
  • How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?
    The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
  • Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?
    iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.
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