Plan Your Visit
WHAT TO EXPECT
You are a unique individual with unique needs. Every orthopedic evaluation is different depending on the individual and their needs. Your orthopedic doctor may use one or multiple tests, during an evaluation of your condition.
In general, the orthopedic evaluation usually consists of:
- A thorough examination of your medical history
- A physical examination
- Additional tests, as needed
Your medical history will be taken to assist your physician in evaluating your overall health, your level of pain, and possible causes of your pain. Additionally, your doctor will assess to what degree your joint pain hinders your ability to accomplish everyday activities, such as standing up, walking, sitting down, and/or lying down.
This examination, along with appropriate tests helps confirm (or rule out) possible diagnoses.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
For your first visit be sure to bring the following:
- Picture ID
- Insurance Card
- Any x-rays
- List of current medications