Orthopedic Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Doctor
We are the orthopedic doctors Jacksonville residents turn to when they need orthopedic specialists that not only have the experience and tools to accurately treat people, but also who care about their patients. Before you choose an orthopedic doctor, you may ask yourself the following questions.
Is Surgery the Best Treatment Option?
Surgery is not always the first treatment options. In fact, our orthopedic doctors design treatment plans based on your unique health challenges and strengths. Other treatments that might precede surgery include:
- Physical Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Sports Medicine
The idea behind most presurgical treatments is to improve muscle strength, relieve inflammation, and allow the joint or bone time to rest and heal.
What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?
This is a powerful question and one that all of our surgeons welcome. We believe that you the patient are the most important part of your healthcare team. That is why we are happy to discuss with you all of the details of your treatment plan. We want you to make decisions based on all of the important information.
Do the Success Rates of This Surgery Make it Worthwhile?
Sometimes, medical practitioners offer treatments that MIGHT work or might help to relieve symptoms. One of the reasons that we are the orthopedic doctors in Orange Park Florida that residents choose is that we don’t practice medicine with “Might work” in mind. We plan your treatment with you, and we discuss the success rates, treatment options, and outcome expectations with you so that together we form the best plan of care for your unique situation.
If you have a question about treatment options, reach out to our team.
How Long is Recover and What Should I Expect Regarding Improvement?
This is a valuable question for two reasons. First, it allows you to understand what you face and what you should expect. Secondly, the answer to this question allows you and the doctor the understanding of what you will go through as you recover and where along the progress cycle, this procedure will take you.
As you consider surgery, recognize that there are many questions that you should ask your doctor, contact us today!