To better serve you at the time of your appointment it is best if you bring a CD of your latest MRI or Xray. We do have the ability to access most images through online portals but not all facilities are available for us to access.
Any: inland valley, Loma Linda, Rancho spring, Temecula valley hospital, Temecula valley imaging, California imaging diagnostics, Riverside community hospital allows access. All others will need a CD to be brought to your appointment.
It is always best to bring a CD even if we have access as this helps alleviate any errors with the portals or internet connect.
If you have an operative report in regard to past surgeries of the condition being seen or any other study reports like EMG and/or bone scans. Bringing items like this can help eliminate any delays during your appointment.
You will need to create an account and be an existing patient with a current account number in our system. You will need your account number to create an account. More instructions on our patient portal under “How do I see my medical records.”
Do not stick anything in your cast this is very dangerous, you can cut, rip or tear your skin. Skin becomes sensitive and tender in a cast.
Itchy cast RECOMMENDATIONS: if it is itchy most likely it’s sweaty. You may use a blow dryer on a cold setting to blow some cool air in there, you may use a hand held fan or your AC from your car. Do not use any canned air That is very dangerous and can cause third-degree burns.
Showering instructions: Cover your cast with an appropriate bag (garbage or grocery) sealed at the skin above cast (with tape), not at the base of the cast.
Your cast may feel snug the first couple of days allow it some time for the padding to compressed your arm.
If cast continues to feel snug try some tips prior to calling for a change:
Keep your extremity up above heart level (don’t be scared to use 5-6 pillows to prop leg). practice, deep breathing exercises to circulate the blood from your extremity. Deep breath in and let air out. Try this for 5 mins every 20 mins
For hand cast remember to move and wiggle your fingers. Touch each finger tip to your thumb. This may help circulate blood through the hand and decrease swelling.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE YOUR CAST AT HOME. Contact our office if you have attempted all recommendations and continue to have discomfort. If your cast gets wet (soaked) contact our office to change cast you do not want to stay in wet cast.
If you experience fever, chest pain, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or nausea call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency room.
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
40949 Winchester Rd. Temecula, CA 92591
4500 Brockton Avenue Suite 204 Riverside, CA 92501