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Fact, Evidence & the Pursuit of Truth.
ORM’s commitment to leadership and excellence in diagnostic medicine
and research is for the benefit
of all Ontario patients.
O r d e r o f T h i n g s
A step-by-step description of how ORM's instability screens work
ORM recognizes the value of discovery
and our assistance to
health care teams, equally,
for the assurance of each
patient’s safe recovery.
F I R S T S T E P
ORM reviews the patient's biomechanical forensics involving the accident followed by a medical history.
The screening history looks for clinical markers of deep ligament injuries. Select markers are required to proceed to x-ray.
S E C O N D S T E P
End range neck and/or lower back x-rays are taken at any radiology centre in the Province of Ontario.
The films are then read by the radiologist and by Dr. Rice at ORM.
If negative, a follow-up medical history is usually indicated in 4 to 6 weeks and if symptoms persist with positive markers for instability, a follow-up x-ray screen (partial only 2 views required) may be ordered.
If positive, ORM proceeds with a full assessment application persuent to SABS regulations.
T H I R D S T E P
A medical report is written by ORM for the patient's medical physician, rehabilitation clinic, insurer & legal teams.
The report discusses the nature of the injuries, clinical recommendations, new direction for rehabilitation & prognosis.
The purpose of the report is to guide everyone involved in the patient's recovery given the diagnosis in order to optimize recovery and allow the patient a chance to recover safely to a pre-accident functional status.
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