Access to good specialists for a second opinion for sports injuries can be hard to come by.
With Re-Claim you can now rest easier knowing some of the best sports specialists in the world are available to you.
BestDoctors™ has an independent team of medical specialists who are the leading experts in treating sports injuries in their field and for some, they even provide world-leading medical advice to professional athletes and teams around the world including US Major League teams and the New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team.
Re-Claim simply sends your medical reports to these leading specialists voted as the best by their peers and they analyse and assess your original diagnosis and recommend alternative treatments or therapy to assist in your recovery.
Here are three potential situations in which second medical opinion via BestDoctors™ can help!
Sam loves competing in triathlons and runs, cycles and swims four times a week. One day while cycling, Sam experiences shortness of breath and dizzy spells. He consults four different doctors but all of his results come back clear, except for a small blood clot on his right lung which they say may or may not be the cause of the problem. Sam decides to consult BestDoctors™ for a second opinion. The expert determines he is suffering from a heart condition in which his heart rate does not increase with heightened activity and advises him to see a specialist to be fitted with a pacemaker. Following the operation, Sam’s symptoms disappear and he is now back on his bike, running and swimming again in training for his next triathlon.
Michelle has just competed in the state hockey championships. Over six days she experienced increased levels of pain in her knee, progressing to her lower back and hips, ruling her out of the national titles. Michelle seeks treatment from her local doctor who diagnoses her with a condition that affects her spine and joints and advises her to take medication. Michelle follows the doctors orders and takes the medication for three months, but with the new hockey season fast approaching and still no improvement in her knee, Michelle consults BestDoctors™ for a second opinion. Following a complete review of her symptoms, the expert diagnoses her with musculoskeletal pain and urges her to discontinue her potentially dangerous medication. Michelle completes a physical and occupational therapy programme instead, not only saving money, but setting her on course for a full recovery.
One day while playing futsal Jonathan is hit in the throat by a flailing arm as he goes in for a tackle. Jonathan is rushed to the emergency room where he is treated for cracked cartilage, swelling and bruising of the larynx. Days later, Jonathan discovers he has difficulty speaking and is diagnosed with a paralysed right vocal cord, resulting in a hoarse, raspy voice. Following three surgeries in two years, Jonathan still can’t find a solution to his problem. After consulting BestDoctors™, experts reveal he has damage to his throat not spotted by anyone else. Jonathan undergoes one final surgery with an elite surgeon overseas and combined with sessions from a speech therapist, he now has full use of his voice.
If this sounds like you and you require a second medical opinion for your sports injuries, sign up to Re-Claim TODAY. You’ll never feel alone in your recovery again!
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