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2 Tips to Find a Good Orthopedic Specialist

Whether there’s joint damage or a disease, you may need to seek an orthopedic specialist. If so, it’s not just about finding a great doctor, but someone to be comfortable with before and after the procedure. Do some good research on one that’s in the area for more convenience. This will help keep the family engaged and ready in case an elder needs support during the process. Always think about the long-term effects of a particular procedure, because it requires a doctor to work in muscles, tendon, and tissues. Here are two tips to find a good physician.

Take a Look at Recommendations of Local Physicians

Every doctor specializes in a particular field of medical care. Start by going online to see the feedback of any local physicians. Are there more positive reviews of a particular expert? What doctor and facility do people recommend? This is important to help narrow down the choice to a few people. If that doesn’t help, talk to a primary doctor for a second opinion. They may have a connection with a different facility and can point an individual in the right direction to get a specific type of surgery. Also, see if the physician is board-certified and check their track record.

Do They Have Extensive Experience in Performing the Procedure You Are Looking For? 

Maybe you are looking for a specific procedure, say an anterior or posterior hipr replacement. Find out if the doctor is certified in this field. After that, it’s important to see how many times they performed this surgery. Is there a major success rate? Are there any complications that have been reported? Also, see if there are any solutions to the issues. Having this realistic view and background knowledge can be a way to save an unsuccessful trip. Remember, it’s important to select a physician with the right experience and education to feel most comfortable. This will lessen the risk of this procedure.

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Request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The 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. OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.