Getting a referral for an orthopedic surgeon can seem scary, but it’s actually a good idea. Our orthopedic surgeons in Naples, Florida, are experts in all things musculoskeletal. They not only operate on bones and joints but also provide non-surgical options to increase mobility, heal pain, and improve strength and range of motion.
So, should you see an orthopedic surgeon? Let’s find out.
When Your Primary Care Physician Recommends It
Your primary care physician is the health care provider who knows you best. They understand your current health status, medical/surgical history, and the lifestyle issues or family history that impact your musculoskeletal system. If you have chronic pain or mobility problems or have a complex injury, your doctor may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for the best care with the best long-term results.
When Your Daily Life And Overall Well-Being Are Compromised
If you have a chronic pain condition that lasts more than three months, such as arthritis or have any changes in your ability to walk, you may benefit from a visit with an orthopedic surgeon. Other changes you should be concerned about are:
- Reduced shoulder, hip, or knee joint function
- Poor range of motion and flexibility
- Balance issues
- Inability to perform simple tasks, such as dressing, grooming, and eating
- Reduced performance with work, school, or family responsibilities
- Sprains, strains, or other soft tissue injuries which worsen over time rather than improve
If You Are High-Risk
Perhaps you have a disease complication, such as diabetes, or have sustained a severe traumatic injury in a fall or auto accident. Your recovery depends, in large part, on the skills of your physician, hospital, outpatient care facility, and support professionals, such as physical and occupational therapists.
So, it’s wise to consult an orthopedic surgeon who offers a wide range of treatment options and cutting-edge diagnostics. In fact, the majority of sports injuries require more complex interventions–even surgery. So, take advantage of the extensive care options an orthopedic surgeon can deliver.
For example, orthopedic surgeons at The Joint Institute offer:
- Small incision and robotic surgery
- Joint replacement, including patient-specific implants
- Fracture reduction
- Injection therapy (PRP and stem cell injections)
- Sports medicine
- Pain management
- Physical therapy and rehab for soft tissue injuries
- State of the art imaging
- Casting and assistive devices
For Superior, Expert Care
Frankly, if you need an invasive procedure, such as joint replacement, you want someone who has years of training and has done the specific procedure you need multiple times over. The Joint Replacement Institute has five physicians on staff. They have impeccable training and leading-edge experience in a whole host of treatments and surgical techniques.
Experienced Orthopedic Surgeons in Naples, Florida
At The Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, our business is ensuring the health and safety of your musculoskeletal system. See us for a confidential, professional consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons. Call (239) 261-2663 for an appointment, or use our online form.
We are happy to answer all your questions and set up a treatment plan which works for your unique needs and preferences.