Needing a referral to an orthopedic specialist can be concerning and leave you with more questions than answers.
What are the next steps?
Will I need surgery? How will that be determined?
What will my recovery look like?
How will this impact my job?
The list goes on and can be overwhelming. Meeting with a board-certified orthopedic specialist is the first step in coming up with an appropriate treatment plan. Diagnostic tests like x-rays and MRI, are used to determine if surgery is necessary, or if a less invasive option like physical therapy or an injection is a better starting place. If needed, Orthopedic Telemedicine options are available. If conservative treatment fails to improve your condition, then in conjunction with Dr. Dorf, we may need to consider surgical intervention to improve your condition.
The decision to proceed with surgical management is complex and has many variables. In addition to cost, the timing of a surgery is important, the recovery timeline is important, and the post-surgical lifestyle modifications needed are crucial in making the surgery a success. Discussing these important events with Dr. Dorf, or a member of our team will help you arrive at the BEST option for you when the time is right.
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