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If you have recently sustained an injury or your need an appointment for management of a lifelong ailment, you can find and book the best orthopaedic specialist right here.

Can i book a same day consultation with a physician of orthopaedics?

Most patients can make a same or next day appointment with a top-rated local physician of orthopaedics. We have such an abundance of specialist; it makes finding a same day appointment easy and convenient. Book today and get the care you need when you need it most.

Will i be able to confirm that an orthopedic doctor near Me accepts my health insurance?

Or top-rated featured orthopedists accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do i make all my appointments online?

You can easily reserve your visit online directly through our website. Find a practitioner who is local to you. Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then confirm a clinician who fits all your health requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

Are there local oral health specialists offering after-hours appointments?

Most of our featured offices are open 7 days a week with extended evening hours. Many locations even provide weekend hours for emergencies situations or confirmed weekend visits. To find the availability you want you can easily search for after-hours or weekend availability.

Will a local orthopedist provide patients with a video visit?

Many specialists can offer patients a telemedicine visit for an initial evaluation of their injury. It is possible that your provider will require you to come into the office for an in-person appointment after your initial consultation. When it comes to coverage virtual video consultations are usually covered if the provider conducting the visit is also in-network with your insurance. You can filter your search result by entering practitioners offering telemedicine visits.

What does and orthopedic doctor near me do and what services do they provide?

An ortho physician is a board-certified medical physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, disorders, and conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, synovial area, bones, and nerves.

Orthopaedics are primarily responsible for:

  • Ordering lab tests
  • Prescription medication
  • Work in unison with physical therapists
  • Fixing broken bones
  • Post-operative care

Orthopaedic physicians can also further their education and specialize in surgery. They are called orthopaedic surgeons and they perform the following:

  • Joint reconstruction and replacement
  • Bone Grafts
  • Reconnection of nerves
  • Vertebrae Replacement
  • Repairing ligaments and tendons

There are ortho specialists who can take care of every part of the body including the vertebrae, shoulders, arms/wrist/hand, upper and lower leg, ankle, food, knee, and elbows.

What services does an ortho surgeon offer?

Surgeons receive at least 5 extra years of training. They specialize in issues pertaining to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones and they treat arthritis with surgical and non-surgical techniques. Sometimes the surgeon will perform injections of specific medicine (usually a corticosteroid) in an injured area to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Surgical procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Amputation
  • Spinal surgery – discectomy, laminectomy, and spinal fusion
  • Torn ligament and tendon repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Fusion of the joint
  • Fractures
  • Cartilage repair or resurfacing
  • Bunionectomy

Modern medicine approaches involve minimally invasive surgery, highly advanced external fixation, and the use of bone graft substitutes.

Should i use ice or heat on my injury?

Ice should be applied to the injured area in the acute stages which is usually within the first 24-48 hours. Ice reduces inflammation and swelling by decreasing blood flow to the area. Heat is typically used after the initial infliction of injury; it increases blood flow and aids in the healing process by delivering blood and nutrients to the area. Heat is also good to use before exercise or physical activity to lower the possibility of getting hurt. Heat should not be applied to fresh surgical incisions as it could make the incision bleed.

What is the difference between an epidural and a cortisone injection?

Cortisone injections is an injectable steroid administered into synovial and soft tissues to help reduce the inflammation in these areas. It is not a pain reliever, but patients have experienced a relief in pain due to the reduction of inflammation. They are commonly used for conditions such as bursitis, arthritis, stiffness, and tendinitis. An epidural is also a steroid injection, but it is used to reduce the inflammation of spinal nerves. The epidural is administered to relieve neck, back, leg, and arm pain from various conditions that could be compressing nerves. It is injected directly into the spinal canal and sometimes patients need 2 or 3 injections before experiencing significant relief.

My physician suggested arthroscopic surgery. What is it?

An arthroscopic surgical procedure is used to diagnose problems within the join. A high-technology camera is inserted into the joint where it takes video and displays the inside of the body onto a television screen that the surgeon can see. This helps diagnose and treat conditions that were not obvious from outside the afflicted joint. It is a great way to determine the extent of the problem and used to make the necessary repairs needed for relief.

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