World class care for bone, joint and spine health
In response to a growing regional and national demand, a U-M program launched in May, 2014 offers premium patient resources for musculoskeletal care. The U-M Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center (CMC) brings together over 250 physicians from 10 specialties under one umbrella, helping position U-M as a regional and national leader in the field. Care teams can now provide services at 50 different clinics located throughout Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan with specialties ranging from rehabilitation after a sports injury to managing pain from arthritis.
The new U-M brand has a major presence at the U-M Health System’s newest facility, the Northville Health Center, which opened in July. The CMC at Northville, as well as 21 other U-M facilities across nine communities in Southeastern Michigan, provides care related to arthritis, spine disease, pain management, sports medicine and fractures.
The new center anticipates the growing need for musculoskeletal care, especially with an aging population that often faces such problems as arthritis and fractures from osteoporosis.
The center will strengthen connections among experts across the health system and bring diagnostic and therapeutic services together, allowing for a wider range of treatment options than in a traditional physician’s office. Services range from advanced therapies to minimally invasive surgery, with everything from ultrasounds to MRIs managed within the center’s facilities.
This multidisciplinary coordination will also help patients get timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment. The Musculoskeletal Center’s arthritis clinic, for example, offers the expertise of rheumatologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and orthopaedic surgeons who work together to diagnose a patient and determine treatment options and whether surgery is recommended. For the patient, that may mean one appointment instead of being referred from one office to another.
To consult with one of our musculoskeletal experts, contact M-LINE at 800-962-3555.