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Telemedicine Could Play Key Role in Musculoskeletal Treatment, Doctors Say

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 668 | 0 | 0 min read

Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is well-suited to virtual care approaches such as telemedicine, which may provide more opportunities to address a patient’s psychosocial issues, a pair of orthopedic surgeons said in a journal article this month. Dr. Karl Koenig Physical exam findings, such as abnormal gait or limited range of motion, are easily observed via video, said the authors, Drs. Karl Koenig and David Ring, and research fellow Andrea Leyton-Mange, from the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Results of imaging can be discussed during a virtual vis...

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