How do I make an appointment?
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Please call our office at (651) 254-8300 and we will inform you if a referral from your primary care physician is needed.
What to bring for your initial consultation?
For your initial consultation you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if necessary.
Here is check list for your initial consultation
- Driver’s license or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
How long do I need time off work after the surgery?
The post-operative recovery period varies based on the particular surgery. Generally it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
How long before I can resume driving?
You should wait at least one week before driving after surgery. The effects of anesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation.
When can I resume exercise?
Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.
How do I contact after hours?
There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your treatment.
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after knee surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
What are the risks associated with surgery?
As with any surgery, risks include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, stiffness and nerve damage. Your doctor will discuss the risks associated with your specific procedure.
When can I return to daily activities?
This varies depending on the type of procedure undergone, and can range from a few days to a few months. Your doctor will advise you depending on your particular health condition.
Is there a problem with waiting too long before deciding to have my hip or knee replaced?
Some complications of waiting too long before undergoing an orthopedic surgery for your condition include loss of joint motion which in some cases may never return to normal, joint weakness, more difficult joint replacement surgery and a longer recovery.
How long will my new joint last?
Nine out of ten people who have had a hip or knee joint replaced, the new joint is still working well after twenty years.