What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday (excepting public holidays). Appointments for each surgeon can be made either by telephoning our practice on
(561) 395 9985. Our telephone reception staff can then put you through to the secretary for your
preferred surgeon, or alternatively offer you the earliest available appointments with any one of our surgeons
Can x-rays be done in your practice?
Our practice houses a comprehensive radiology department with facilities for
Xrays, Bone Densitometry, and Body Composition. CT scans, Ultrasound, MRI, bone scans, and interventional radiology are available
at the hospital or other external facilities.
is arthroscopy necessary?
Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a
thorough medical history, physical examination, and
usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT
also scan may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a
final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than
through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.
What are the
joints that can be viewed with an Arthroscope?
Although the inside of nearly all joints can be
viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most
frequently examined with this instrument. These include
the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As
engineers make advances in electronic technology and
orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other
joints may be treated more frequently in the future.
Will physiotherapy be required after surgery?
Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to
maximize your recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment Remember to bring the following:
- Have your insurance cards available for scanning into the record
- Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits
- If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report