Whether it's an accident or some form of tremendous trauma, it's important to seek a good orthopedic surgeon to help diagnose the issue. This kind of knee, hip, or shoulder specialist in the Fox Valley area can truly help rehabilitate a patient and get them back to their lifestyle. This is not an easy task, so it's important to look at different physicians who can do a quality job. Go through some criteria to help find the right doctor out there who can perform a surgery in case that's needed to help heal a particular joint in the body. Here are some tips to select the right candidate. 

Do Homework

Taking a look at different reviews and testimonies online is a good first step of knowing who can perform specific treatments in the area. Also, there are great healthcare sites that give background detail on different doctors from their educational qualifications and experience. Another recommendation would be to talk to a relative or friend on a particular form of care. They'll give their honest experience and that can help come to a better decision to choose a good physician and/or facility for the procedure 

Look at the Credentials of the Expert

The educational background should be the first thing one should know about their physician of choice. Check to see if their school is accredited for a specific form of healthcare. Medical care websites are great resources to get a gauge on how long a doctor has been in practice, the type of procedures performed, and their success rates with different surgeries. Also, they can see if there are any negative reports on their record. 

Go Through Any Inquiries Before the Procedure

Select the top two choices out of the list of surgeons considered for the procedure. Ask about the surgery and how to prepare. Not to mention, think about the rehabilitation process and if there's a facility that can help make this easier. See how the physician answers any questions. It'll not only let one know of how knowledgeable the physician is in the procedure, but it creates more comfortable dynamic between doctor and patient. 

Taking the effort to find the right candidate will create a better peace of mind for the situation.  

An orthopedic specialist can help a person by diagnosing them properly and letting them know what is going on in their joints. They can then help a person find the best solution for their recovery and work with them until their health is back to normal.

When you are ready to learn more, request a consultation with one of the knee pain specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online

Recovery Inn is located on the OSI campus in Appleton. This skilled nursing facility was the first orthopedics-only recovery facility in the nation attached to a surgery center. At OSI, you can have your surgery and rehab without leaving the building. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Recovery Inn Executive Director Shaena Van Handel at 920.560.1066. 

OSI is a founding member of NOVO Health.