At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Forest Hills, New York, state-of-the-art orthopedic care and surgery are provided under the direction of Dr. Andrew Miller, MD. He uses the most advanced options for the diagnosis and management of a broad array of injuries and diseases affecting the hips, knees, feet, and ankles in patients from Queens and the greater New York City area. Call the office or use the online booking option to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Andrew Miller and the orthopedic team are skilled in a wide array of options for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic issues, including both simple and complex issues like:
The team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center can also help you get the physical support you need with state-of-the-art and traditional options like braces, splints, and crutches. The team also offer physical medicine and rehabilitation services under the direction of Dr. Alexander Gimpelevich, DO, and physical therapy services provided by Rodriguo Sipalay, PT.
Yes, Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center offers examinations and evaluations for people seeking workers' compensation, as well as for employers with workers with injuries that need to be evaluated.
If you're being considered for a workers' compensation claim, be sure to bring any necessary paperwork with you to your appointment so it can be filled out properly to avoid processing delays.
Diagnosis begins with a complete physical examination and evaluation, which may include passive and active exercises to determine what causes pain or other symptoms you may be experiencing.
Many orthopedic issues can be accurately diagnosed with a physical exam, but when additional information is needed to determine or confirm a diagnosis, your doctor may order testing like X-rays or CT scans.
Before resorting to surgery, your doctor might recommend physical therapy, oral pain medications, or joint injections.
Sometimes, your joint pain won’t resolve even with therapy and oral pain medications. In these cases, injections of corticosteroids near the joint may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain for a better range of motion.
Other types of injections supplement natural joint fluid with synthetic fluid to reduce friction and improve joint function. Joint injections are generally used when oral medications and therapy fail to provide adequate relief, and they may also be used to delay or even avoid the need for replacement of joints like the knee or hip.
To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.