What Questions Should You Ask an Orthopedic Surgeon?

What Questions Should You Ask an Orthopedic Surgeon Reno NVBeing told that you need surgery for an orthopedic condition can be a stressful experience. You probably have a million thoughts running through your head, and it’s important to put your mind at ease so that you can achieve the best possible results moving forward. That’s why, before scheduling a procedure, it’s important to sit down with an orthopedic surgeon and discuss your concerns. Here are just a few ideas for questions to ask during your meeting:

What Will Happen During My Surgery?

Many patients find it helpful to know exactly what their surgery will involve, since this information eliminates their fear of the unknown. Your orthopedic surgeon can let you know what the goal of the surgery is, what will be happening each step of the way, and how long you can expect the procedure to take.

What Will My Recovery Involve?

The length of your recovery, and what you’ll be feeling like during that period, will depend on the type of surgery you’re undergoing. Your orthopedic surgeon can tell you when you’ll be able to return to your regular routine, whether there are any specific activities you should avoid before that time, and what you can do to encourage a healthy recovery.

Are There Any Alternatives to Surgery?

Chances are, if you’ve already been recommended for orthopedic surgery, you’ve probably tried a variety of conservative, nonsurgical treatments and had no luck with them. Many doctors hesitate to recommend surgery until it’s absolutely necessary. However, if you’re concerned about the procedure, your orthopedic surgeon can let you know whether there are any other treatment options available to you.

Schedule an Appointment

If you need an orthopedic surgeon in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to schedule an appointment with one of the skilled providers on our team. We’ve been assisting local residents with their orthopedic needs since 1966, and we’re proud to offer a comprehensive approach to treatment. From the time of diagnosis until the time that treatment is completed, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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