New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for SPECT/PET for Diagnosing CRPS in workers compensation patients

The guidelines established by the New York State workers’ compensation board are formulated to aid physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals in delivering appropriate treatment involving SPECT/PET for diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are designed to support healthcare professionals in determining the right level of care for patients with ankle and foot disorders.

It’s crucial to note that these guidelines don’t replace clinical judgment or professional experience. The final decision about care should be a collaborative effort between the patient and their healthcare provider.


SPECT/PET for Diagnosing CRPS

The use of SPECT/PET for diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is not recommended for assessing individuals with CRPS, except in cases where there is suspicion of inflammatory arthropathies that have not been diagnosed by more common tests. Furthermore, evaluating CRPS patients using PET scanning is also not advised.


What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries

We have the expertise to assist you with your workers’ compensation injuries. We empathize with your situation, ensuring your medical needs are addressed while adhering to the guidelines established by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

Recognizing the significance of your workers’ compensation cases, let us guide you through the complexities of interacting with the workers’ compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us, and we’ll make every effort to simplify the process for you as much as possible.

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