Clinical examination during consultation is essential. The surgical team collects your functional complaints and analyzes them.

Your history is taken into account.

Physical examination is done standing, walking and resting.

Your doctor inspects, looks for anatomical landmarks, pulses and the painful areas. An articular examination of the whole limb is performed: dynamic and comparative analyze of your musculotendinous functions as well as your laxity. We check the absence of neurological deficit.

Depending on the orientations given by this examination, other specific tests may be carried out.

Paraclinical examinations are used. Standard x-rays are often needed. The appropriate incidences will be prescribed by your family doctor or surgeon.

Some pathologies require additional investigations.

Conflicts of tissue or bone, tendinous or ligamentous lesions, most often require an assessment by ultrasound or MRI.

Bone disorders (bone cysts and other tumor lesions), fractures, evaluation of bone stock may justify the use of CT.

Sometimes injection of an iod contrast solution is required for the examination: the medical team will ensure the absence of allergy.

The aim of clinics is to define the diagnosis and discuss with you about the best treatment options.


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Dr. Benjamin Fedida, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon