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How Telehealth Supports Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Orthopedic sports medicine can be a rigorously active field of practice. Many physicians in the field don’t only see patients in the office but remotely too. Orthopedic sports medicine specialists treat everyone from amateur or professional athletes to retirees and the casual sportsman. These specialists treat a range of ailments, both short term and chronic, most commonly rotator cuff injuries, tendon ruptures, and ankle sprains. However, with the severity of musculoskeletal injuries from bone fractures, muscle sprains, and carpal tunnel syndrome to bone cancer, they have to be prepared for it all. 

This specialty has only recently begun to embrace the idea of telehealth, precisely because the ailments they treat are physical and musculoskeletal in nature. When it comes down to it, the recommendation is to use telehealth in conjunction with primary visits in-person for practicality. Most effectively, telehealth is used by orthopedic specialists for follow ups post-surgery or treatments, especially during recovery. Video teleconsultation and easy delivery of documents can assist in ensuring the patient can properly follow along with their treatment plans. Orthopedic sports specialists are also seen often for not just treating but preventing musculoskeletal injuries as well. Through telehealth solutions, specialists can quickly and easily provide patients the information they need, and patients can likewise update their specialists in any changes they feel immediately. 

Orthopedic sports medicine specialists might find themselves traveling to patients who can’t go to see them, but it is also often, as previously mentioned, that their patients are athletes who may have to travel regularly. Which makes it ever more so important that they are able to communicate properly for consultations even when they are apart. Telehealth provides a unique opportunity to keep the relationship between physician and patient easy, even when meeting face to face is impractical. 

Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) is a state-of-the-art telehealth solution that encompasses many aspects of the healthcare journey. It is HIPAA-compliant, secure, and provides worldwide access to healthcare. With access to healthcare professionals globally, and the ability to securely share information, patients using GTHE will have no problems in getting the help they need from anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, healthcare providers have greater access to other specialties for referrals if the need arises. And, as many specialties require better or quicker communication channels, having easy access to full medical records, which in full control of the patient, can help healthcare providers to diagnose and advise treatment options more efficiently. General practitioners and specialists using GTHE can easily make referrals or share documentation when needed.

GTHE offers many benefits to healthcare providers including: 

With GTHE, healthcare providers can connect with their patients seamlessly and provide a better remote standard of care. If you want to expand your medical practice without investing in expensive software, visit the GTHE website and sign up now.

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