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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Patient advisories

Referrals and consultations

There will be times when some patient’s clinical problems may be beyond a physician’s expertise or specialty, and the use of a consultant is warranted. Below are listed some of the most common situations when a consultation is needed.

  • It is advisable for a physician to obtain a consult when he/she is uncertain about the diagnosis or treatment, especially when the patient’s problem is …

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