As published on HealthNewsDigest.com
November 19, 2020
MRI scans for musculoskeletal disorders, especially generic complaints of painful wrists, are overused, abused, and costly to patients and the entire health care system, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, an expert in treating disorders of the upper limbs and author of the book Healthcare from the Trenches.
Instead of referring patients immediately to orthopedic surgeons for proper diagnosis, many general physicians try to ‘fix’ the problem themselves and order unnecessary tests,” Dr. Badia says
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.