Orthopedic telemedicine is when you have a video-conference with your orthopedic doctor, online, on a device (computer, tablet or smart phone) which has a camera and is connected to the internet.

Telemedicine vs

Tele-Medicine and Tele-Health: are they the same? According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, Tele-Health is different from Tele-Medicine in that it refers to a broader scope of remote health care services than Tele-Medicine. Tele-Medicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, such as those services given by licensed healthcare providers, whereas Tele-Health may refer to non-clinical services (such as diet coaching). In the Muir Ortho clinics, we use the following terminology:

  • Tele-Medicine for video visits with Doctors/Surgeons and their clinical teams
  • Tele-Rehab for video visits with our Physical Therapists
  • Tele-Health for them both together or video healthcare in general.
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Technology has made it easy for Doctors, Surgeons and Therapists to meet patients in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment with the patient leaving the comfort of their own home.

We haven’t got to the point yet where we can do surgeries over the internet, but there are many other types of appointments that can be done face-to-face online. We thought healthcare might go this way in the future – but the COVID-19 social distancing requirements have accelerated the need, and we are responding.

To check if your Orthopedic Doctor is offering Tele-Medicine appointments, please visit our Tele-Doctors page.

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Tele-medicine with a computer, tablet or smartphone


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What Is Orthopedic TeleMedicine?
What Is Orthopedic Telemedicine?
Orthopedic Telemedicine Explained
What Is Orthopedic Telemedicine?
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In this article we explain orthopedic telemedicine - what it is, what kind of orthopedic conditions are suitable for telemedicine and how to get orthopedic telemedicine
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