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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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  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • great doctor - 05/23/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
  • 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
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • Fantastic. Very helpful and considerate staff and manner. Very much appreciated. Fully recommend in for the future. Thanks, Andrew - 09/19/18
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • Awesome staff. - 09/25/18
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Henry is a tremendous doctor! - 05/22/18
  • 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
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Great job your staff is the best,thank you &GOD Bless all of you! - 06/15/18
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
  • I appreciate the expertise and experience of Dr. Henry!!! I know I had the BEST hand surgeon!!! - 05/02/18
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • 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
  • you were very good, thank you very much - 05/17/18
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  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • 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
  • very helpful. staff was very helpful and outstanding. Dr. Henry explained everything to me - 06/19/18
  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • Great service and attention to patient needs. Staff was very attentive. - 09/17/18
  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • 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
  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
  • The visit was good - 09/27/18
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • Dr.henry knew his stuff. he was friendly but straight to the point. - 09/11/18
  • 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
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • 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
  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • 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
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17










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