ShoulderDecide™ is a new physician-based medical app designed to provide easy access to information, discussion, and current scientifically recommended treatment for common shoulder conditions. The series focuses on both temporary treatment solutions and conditions which may be serious enough for possible surgical remedy. All contributors are speciality-trained MDs with several decades experience and advanced degrees from Stanford, University of Washington, Harvard, and University of Southern California.
The purpose of ShoulderDecide™ is to educate the non-medically trained patient about their shoulder problems. It aims to enhance understanding of common conditions of the shoulder area while answering in an informed, practical guide which conditions may require surgical treatment.
Over the past decades there have been unprecedented strides in both the evaluation and treatment of shoulder conditions. One of the most spectacular of these is the development and use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This incredible machine has given a level of diagnostic accuracy that was unimaginable in the past; however, MRIs are not flawless.
After you have been referred for an MRI and are exiting the imaging center with image in hand, you are met with a barrage of treatment options that can be overwhelming. For patients suffering from shoulder pain, an effective and timely treatment is crucial to regaining and maintaining a high quality of life, but how can you make sense of so much information?
ShoulderDecide™ presents a valuable guide for patients as they seek to understand and find the most effective treatment for their shoulder problems. The user will scroll through an easy to understand explanation of shoulder anatomy and common conditions accompanied by educational illustrations and clearly translated MRI samples.
The treatments covered are:
Rotator Cuff Tear
Proximal Humeral Fractures
Bicep tendon tears and tendinitis
Orca MD understands that as health insurance co-pay costs rise and the number of qualified doctors decreases, the need to find a clear path to the correct treatment in a more efficient manner is increasingly important. ShoulderDecide™ does just that.
In addition, look for SpineDecide™, currently available, and the future releases of HandDecide™ and FootDecide™.