Why Get a Second Opinion?
Being diagnosed with an orthopaedic condition or sports injury can feel overwhelming. Especially if your case is complex, you may be facing a difficult decision about whether to have surgery, or maybe you just want to make sure you’ve considered all of your options. Either way, getting a second opinion about your diagnosis and treatment plan is important and can provide peace of mind in choosing the best path for you.
That’s why you should consider getting a virtual second opinion from UAB Orthopaedics or UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine. You won’t even need to come in for a visit – your current records and imaging scans will be reviewed by our world-class physicians and surgeons, who have years of clinical and research experience. We perform thousands of orthopaedic procedures each year using the most advanced techniques, including traditional surgery and minimally invasive procedures that require only a few small incisions (cuts).
We offer second opinions for a variety of conditions and injuries, including:
- Cartilage injuries
- Knee arthritis
- Knee ligament injuries
- Labrum tears
- Meniscus tears
- Patella instability
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder arthritis
- Shoulder instability
The cost for a virtual second opinion is $250. An online appointment can be scheduled as soon as one week after receiving all necessary records and imaging scans from your current provider. During this session, our experts will share their opinion on your case and provide recommendations on what you should do. One of our nurses will work with you or your provider’s office to have your records transferred.
For patients who choose to use our services, we provide the full range of medical and surgical treatment options, including platelet-rich plasma injections, and we tailor our care plans to treat the whole patient.
Request a Second Opinion
To request a virtual second opinion or ask questions, please call.