Set Yourself Up For Success!

Bring the following to your appointment to help your orthopaedic physician doctor create a plan that is right for you

  • My Profile Sheet
  • Previous X-Rays, MRI’s, and Films from the last 6 months
  • List of your Questions
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Spend your time wisely

During your appointment with your orthopaedic physician, remember to communicate how your orthopaedic condition is impacting your life, the treatments that you have tried, and your personal goals.

Be specific:

  • How did you get injured or did this happen over night?
  • What treatments have you tried?
  • What medications have you tried?
  • Have you had any physical therapy?
  • Any previous surgeries or procedures?
  • What are your goals?

Be specific about your injuries

Take the right step forward:

  • Be honest with them about your goals.
  • Let the doctor know your current lifestyle including work, family obligations, and activities.
    • Are you are not ready for major invasive surgery?
    • If surgery is needed, are you looking to optimize recovery?
  • Ask your doctor for different options that may be right for you.
    • Is it FDA cleared for use in orthopaedics?
    • Is it a drug or does it use my own tissue or a donated tissue?
    • How it will work?
    • How long it will work?
    • What can I expect during the procedure?
    • What are the risks of the procedure?
    • How much time it will take to recover?

Create a plan that’s right for you!

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