What You Want to Know Before Getting Orthopedic Surgery

When is the right time to pursue surgery?

It can often be a frightening and difficult decision to pursue orthopedic surgery. This form of surgery can take a while to heal from and requires substantial rehabilitation. If over the counter pain medications or steroid injections haven't reduced your pain effectively, however, it might be time to seriously consider having surgery.

Are you prepared for rehabilitation? Why isn't 'minimally invasive' always best?

A caution, however: do not have surgery unless you are prepared to follow all of the physical therapy requirements. Also, when discussing with medical staff which surgery would be best to undergo, keep in mind that 'minimally invasive' is not always the best option.

How can I minimize health risks after surgery?

After surgery, the only way to prevent infection is to maintain an antibiotic cover. Trying to be physically active as soon as possible after the surgery will minimize the risk of blood clots as well.

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Why Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida is the right choice for you!

At Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida, our procedures include total joint replacement, shoulder, knee, hand and upper extremity and arthroscopy. Check out our "Where is Your Pain?" and "Patient Resources" pages to learn more about your condition and which medical options could be the best avenues for you to explore.

No matter what condition you have, don't allow it to continue to affect your mobility, ability to participate in activities and happiness. Orthopedic surgery can make a difference in your quality of life. We care about your health and future and provide each of our patients with a comfortable, personalized experience.

Our medical staff will work with you, at every step of your recovery. Our doctors are highly trained and knowledgeable and prepared to advise you about the surgical and non-surgical therapy options available for you. To read more about their qualifications, check out their bios here. Set up a consultation with our medical staff today!

Before making the huge decision of undergoing orthopedic surgery, you need the advice and guidance of a medical expert on your side. At Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida, analyzing patient's conditions and making judgment calls is what we do! You can trust us to make the best decision for you, your family and your future. Call us today!