Facing orthopedic surgery? Here's what to ask
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#2 Jun 3, 2008
Doctors lie about the number of times they have performed a a certain procedure. Look for fellowship training related to the surgery you need ( sports/ shoulder/ joint replacemement ) and speak to a few physical therapists who see the work of some of these surgeons. The list published in Newsday for Orthopedics may not be the best resource.
#4 Jan 11, 2009
Where are the "Questions to Ask" ?
Based on the title of this article, I expected questions to ask my orthopedist, not a list of physicians in Castle Connelly!
am i missing a link or something to the
"questions to ask about my orthopedic surgery" ?
#5 Jan 11, 2009
sorry. found it ! some sort of computer glitch.
#6 Jan 11, 2009
The main question...How much? And why!!!
#7 Jan 11, 2009
I've had knee surgrey twice, 2007 and 2008. The first surgeon screwed me up, I was worse after surgery and suffered endless for 1 year before I was able to find another surgeon to take over my care. Trust me, it wasn't easy finding one to take my case. EVERYONE - before you have surgery insure the surgeon specializes in that area, get a second opinion. NOt all the tiem is surgery necessary, sometimes P. Therapy is all you need. Don't jump into surgery just because the surgeon says you need it.
#8 Jun 20, 2009
I was very happy with the surgery Dr Victor Gold did on my knee. He's in West Islip.
Since: May 14
#9 May 18, 2014
Some questions I would ask are:
How often and how many of these procedures have you done?
Are you board certified?
What is the average recovery time before I will be close to 100%?
How much pain should I expect and for how long?
What are my anesthesia options?
Will I need a special brace/cast/etc.. and for how long?
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