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A Few Tips to Get the Right Orthopedic Knee Doctor

The body can be very sensitive, especially when it comes to ligaments and tendons. That’s why in certain cases it’s good to have an orthopedic knee doctor in case of pulling or tearing the ligament. The right physician will be able to take care of everything from the ground up. Also, they’ll have experience performing a particular procedure and can build rapport with their patient to make things more comfortable. Here are a few tips to pick the right person for the job.

Get Some Referrals

A primary physician can be a great source to help connect with a good specialist. If there’s a specific problem with the knee, it could be much worse than soreness. That’s why it’s important to have the right physician who can not only diagnose the issue, but is able to perform the procedure needed to heal the area. By speaking with the primary doctor, it’ll make finding a good specialist a lot easier due to the referral.

Another thing to do would be to base it off recommendations from family and friends. Maybe a family member or friend got the same type of procedure. It’s good to get a first account of their experience. They can tell what they liked and disliked about the procedure. Also, it gives one an idea of what to expect, so there’s less room for surprises. Make sure to check the specialist’s credentials.

View the Physician’s Credentials

There are some solid online resources available to get great background detail on a care provider. Take a look at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons or American Medical Association for a good place to check someone’s experience and qualifications. Not to mention, BoneSmart is good for finding out the physicians who perform a specific joint or replacement surgery. View their education, experience, and even their success rate of particular procedure. This will be great information to help formulate some questions to ask the physician before the procedure.

Be Comfortable in Asking Questions Before a Procedure

Being comfortable with the specialist can make the procedure more successful. By knowing their expertise in a certain area of healthcare, it’ll be easier to find what specialist can provide the better service. Talk to them about the before and after process of a procedure, what the rehabilitation process is like, and even the technology used to help make everything move accordingly. It’s all about building good rapport and finding out if this particular method of surgery will be the right one for the long term. It’ll help see if there are any red flags just from the start.

These are a few tips to help find the right candidate for the procedure.

When You Are Ready

Request a consultation with one of the board-certified knee specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI physicians are your trusted source for orthopedics in the greater Fox Valley.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh. The main campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

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