Dr. Tehrany treated Dr. Izeogu for her frozen shoulder via Telemedicine

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At Manhattan Orthopedic Care, we extend our services to patients from all over the country. Dr. Tehrany’s commitment to providing the best orthopedic care has always been widely recognized. His expertise and efforts to provide quality care have led patients to trust him with their health.

Recently, Dr. Tehrany had the honor to provide a second opinion to a woman located in Alabama, Dr. Evelyn Izeogu. The patient was so pleased with Dr. Tehrany’s level of professionalism that she eagerly expressed her gratitude during a video call with Dr. Tehrany and his Senior Surgical Coordinator, Denise Fontanez. 

“I can say that I’m happy with the care. The recommendations are sound. I would recommend this to anybody,” said Dr. Izeogu.

 
Dr. Izeogu was experiencing shoulder pain that troubled her everyday life. She had an appointment with a local orthopedic doctor who diagnosed her with a rotator cuff tear. The doctor recommended a cortisol injection to ease her symptoms. 

After the cortisol injection, Dr. Izeogu experienced little to no relief. As her shoulder didn’t get any better, she decided to get a second opinion. Luckily, she found Dr. Tehrany, and she was thrilled that Manhattan Orthopedic Care offered Telemedicine appointments. She scheduled a Telemedicine consultation with him right away.

During the consultation, Dr. Tehrany was able to better understand her condition through a combination of questions and virtual examination. He asked Dr. Izeogu to do specific movements that helped him determine the physical limitations she was experiencing.

The moment Dr. Izeogu couldn’t raise her arm above her shoulder, Dr. Tehrany realized that the previous doctor had misdiagnosed her. Considering the symptoms, pain level, and mobility range, Dr. Tehrany determined that she suffered a frozen shoulder. He believed that the patient had received the cortisol injections in the wrong area. According to Dr. Tehrany, the misdiagnosis explains the continued symptoms Dr. Izeogu experienced.

Since the pain source was the frozen shoulder, Dr. Tehrany recommended that the cortisone injection be administered in a different area to relieve the pain.

“Hopefully, that conservative treatment will do the trick, and if not, then you can consider having surgery, but it would be for the frozen shoulder, not for the partial rotator cuff tear,” explained Dr. Tehrany in the video call.

Dr. Tehrany offered options for the patient to receive follow-up care. He suggested that she come to visit our office in New York. However, as an alternative, he could also recommend a colleague located in the patient’s proximity.

At Manhattan Orthopedic Care, we’re happy to be able to assist all those who come to us to the very best of our abilities.

If you need a second opinion, we can provide it both on-site and via Telemedicine. Schedule your consultation today!