|1. What is an IME?
|An IME is a medical examination performed by a neutral third-party doctor to assess a patient’s condition or injury.
|2. When are IMEs required?
|IMEs are often required in personal injury cases, workers’ compensation claims, and insurance disputes to gather an unbiased medical opinion.
|3. What is the purpose of a Spinal Surgery IME?
|A Spinal Surgery IME evaluates a patient who has undergone spinal surgery to assess their post-operative condition, progress, and the need for further treatment.
|4. What is the purpose of a Joint Injury IME?
|A Joint Injury IME assesses a patient who has suffered an injury to a joint, such as the knee or shoulder, to determine the extent of the injury, treatment options, and potential disability.
|5. Who performs Spinal Surgery IMEs?
|Spinal Surgery IMEs are typically performed by orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons specialized in spinal procedures.
|6. Who performs Joint Injury IMEs?
|Joint Injury IMEs are often conducted by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in joint injuries and conditions.
|7. What assessments are done during a Spinal Surgery IME?
|A Spinal Surgery IME involves a thorough examination of the patient’s surgical site, review of medical records, imaging studies, and assessment of functional capabilities.
|8. What assessments are done during a Joint Injury IME?
|A Joint Injury IME includes a physical examination of the injured joint, review of diagnostic tests, assessment of range of motion, and evaluation of potential future impairments.
|9. How long does a Spinal Surgery IME take?
|The duration of a Spinal Surgery IME can vary but generally takes around 1-2 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the case.
|10. How long does a Joint Injury IME take?
|A Joint Injury IME typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour, although the duration may differ based on the specific requirements of the evaluation.