Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(4): 281-285
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242201
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Office Evaluation of Leg Pain

Alex Powell1
  • 1Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida
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17. November 2009 (online)


A successful office evaluation of a patient who presents with leg pain encompasses several factors and treatment decisions. Of course, the first goal of the evaluation is to determine the etiology of the leg pain. Following this, a complete history and physical examination is mandatory. Frequently at this point, additional imaging studies will become necessary. It is only at this point can various treatment options be explored. Clearly, the office evaluation of a patient with leg pain needs to be comprehensive. In addition, the initial evaluation establishes a relationship with the patient, one that will need to continue for some time even if a successful intervention is performed.


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Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute

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