During COVID-19, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery Offers Telemedicine
In order to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery offers telemedicine virtual appointments for bone, joint and muscle conditions. Telemedicine allows patients to safely visit with one of the practice’s specialty-trained providers via interactive video conferencing, and their patients are responding to this care measure positively.
Mandy S.’s recent knee injury wasn’t getting any better on its own and was keeping her from working and her active lifestyle. Dr. Jim Chesnutt at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery was able to meet with Mandy, share results and images of her MRI, and explain her injury and treatment options all through telemedicine.
“It has been very helpful and convenient to be able to work with Rebound through telemedicine visits,” says telemedicine patient Mandy S. “I am able to stay on track with my recovery through this method.”
Using telemedicine, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery’s specialty-trained experts provide patients with follow-up care as well as initial diagnosis and consultation for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This convenient new solution uses secure technology and offers area residents accurate, highly specialized care while staying at home. Patients requesting a telemedicine appointment will need internet access through a smartphone, tablet or computer with a working microphone or camera.
“Virtual video visits through our telemedicine platform have been a great way to stay connected with our patients during this COVID crisis,” says sports medicine physician Dr. Jim Chesnutt. “We are able to see patients and diagnose their musculoskeletal and medical issues with a higher degree of certainty than people may expect.
“We can even accomplish some physical assessment over video that helps us determine if X-rays or advanced imaging or other therapies are needed, and if X-rays are needed, we can bring patients into our clinics in Lake Oswego or Vancouver instead of needing to go to an urgent care or an emergency department,” continues Dr. Chesnutt. “We can then treat fractures or other musculoskeletal injuries including arranging urgent surgery if indicated, and I’ve been able to show patients like Mandy their MRI images and results over the video visit and coordinate with physical therapists to improve continuity of care.”
To learn more about telemedicine or to schedule an appointment with Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, please call 1-800-REBOUND.