Quickly diagnose your painful foot and ankle condition utilizing the state-of-the-art diagnostic technology at the clinic of Dr. Frederick N Fedorchak in Portage, Indiana. The advanced equipment found here is rarely available in hospitals. This is only part of the commitment you will receive to treating patients with the most highly advanced technology from start to finish of their office experience.
Flouroscan is true 21st century diagnostic radiology technology available in the doctor’s office. While offering high definition imaging, the radiation exposure to the patient is less than dental x-ray yet provides the physician with the ability to see the x-ray on a live screen TV. The benefit to the patient is that now the painful joint can be run through a full range of motion while continuously evaluating it on the high definition monitor. The entire foot and ankle (all 33 joints) can be visualized at any angle necessary to confirm fracture, arthritis, or other pathology.
This state-of-the-art technology can be found only in the office of Dr. Fredrick Fedorchak. This commitment to excellence extends beyond the surgical care you will be afforded. Dr. Fedorchak will follow your progress from beginning to the end of your treatment. Pictures from the Flouroscan can actually be printed and sent home with the patient to show family members, to compare to post-operatively, or pre-injury to post-injury the presentation of the patients foot or ankle condition.
Dr. Fedorchak’s office utilizes the Reina 20/20 weight-bearing digital x-ray systems. This in-office high definition x-ray allows for state-of-the-art weight-bearing x-rays which provide information concerning the architecture of the patient’s foot while bearing weight. These pictures can be taken immediately after being evaluated by the Doctor and shown almost immediately afterwards in the comfort of the treatment room on high definition monitor to the patient. Therefore diagnosis time is greatly reduced. There is no need for you to leave the office to have any x-rays or diagnostics testing done and then returned to the office at a later date. As a result, Diagnosis and institution of treatment or surgical consultation can be entered into at your first initial office.
Advantages of Weight Bearing X-Rays
Weight-bearing x-ray machines are an essential component and are not available at your hospital. Almost all x-rays taken at urgent care centers and hospitals are done with the patient off weight-bearing, lying on a table. Therefore, the presentation of the foot during the time that it is working and bearing weight is missed. This weight-bearing x-ray is the foundation of diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the foot and ankle and the Reina 20/20 is recognized worldwide as the finest in digital high definition, zoom capability x-ray technology. Measurements of necessary angles within the foot and ankle can be done directly on the digital x-ray as the presentation of the x-ray is being explained by Dr. Fedorchak. Zoom capability allows for evaluation of early fractures as well as arthritic changes within the joint surfaces of the foot and ankle. Additionally, the system allows for replication of all x-rays onto CD for the patient’s benefit.
Dr. Fedorchak’s office is also equipped with two state-of-the-art ultrasound machines which are capable of assisting in diagnosis of soft tissue, tendon, muscle, and joint capsule injuries. Providing great assistance in the diagnosis of painful Plantar Fasciitis (one of the most common foot ailments seen in Northwest Indiana), ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to detect inflammation in tendons, muscles, and ligaments as well as to diagnose sprains and tears around the ankle, the midfoot, and the toe joints. This painless diagnostic testing with two units available at any time in the office underlines again the commitment to technologically advanced treatment.