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DIAGNOSTIC TESTS


X-rays

The most basic additional test that many patients undergo is a simple x-ray. X-rays are done right in the office by a skilled technician. Two to 3 views of a body part are taken to demonstrate many different conditions from fractures to arthritis. An x-ray is a good way to monitor the progress of bone healing after an injury or surgery. X-rays do not always tell the full story about other conditions such as ligament injuries. Be sure to tell the x-ray technician if there is any chance that you are pregnant.

Injections

Injections are mostly used for treatment and are given right in the office. Numbing medicine or a mixture with cortisone solution can be injected into a joint cavity, the area surrounding a tendon, or near a nerve. When used for diagnosis, the injection is given to see how much pain is relieved while the medicine is working. This lets the doctor know if the pain symptoms are actually coming from a certain area or whether another area may really be the main problem. After an injection is given, the area will usually be sore for a few days. If cortisone is part of the injection mixture, it usually kicks in after about a week. If redness, swelling, or warmth develops at the site of injection, be sure to call the office immediately.

Electrodiagnostic Tests

A Nerve Conduction Study may be ordered by the physician or required by your insurance carrier. If certain nerves are under compression or have been damaged, this will show up on the test. By administering a mild electrical current across the nerve, the test produces actual numbers that measure how seriously each nerve has been affected. The test can also distinguish problems in one nerve versus another. After the test, the patient will visit with Dr. Henry to review the results.

MRI

A Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) is a high tech picture taken of the inside of the body at one point in time. We will schedule you to receive this test at a special imaging center and have you return to Dr. Henry to review the results of the test on the next visit following the study. It is very good at showing the anatomy of the parts of the body and is usually ordered when looking for evidence of a ligament injury. MRI is also the main study used to detect masses or tumors inside the body. Conditions of swelling, inflammation, or poor blood supply also show clearly in the pictures. Some patients can get nervous lying still for the test, but new machines have been designed to minimize anxiety or claustrophobia.

CT Scan

A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is an advanced form of x-ray that can make a three dimensional image. We will schedule you to receive this test at a special imaging center and have you return to Dr. Henry to review the results of the test on the next visit following the study. It is very accurate for bone healing. The primary reason for ordering a CT scan is to evaluate whether two bones have healed to each other completely when regular x-rays do not give the full answer.

Bone Scan

A bone scan creates an image that is very sensitive to abnormalities of bones, ligaments, and joints. We will schedule you to receive this test at a special imaging center and have you return to Dr. Henry to review the results of the test on the next visit following the study. A dye is injected through an IV catheter into the veins and pictures are taken afterwards at different time intervals. If there is a serious condition happening in one of these tissues, it will show up on the bone scan. A bone scan is mainly used to prove that a serious condition does not exist.
 
 
 
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  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
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  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • :) - 05/11/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18










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