Here are frequently asked questions about orthopaedic medicine and our office that you may find helpful:
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
What Are Your Hours Of Operation?
Port St. Lucie
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Where Are Your Offices Located?
What Should I Bring To My Appointment?
You will be asked to fill out medical history forms. Please visit our medical forms page to download patient forms complete at home and bring it to your appointment. Additionally, you may want to bring a list of medications, any previous surgery information, including the date of the surgery. Other items to bring to your appointment include:
What Insurances Do You Accept?
What Is Orthopaedic Surgery?
What Kinds Of Injuries Or Disorders Do Orthopaedic Surgeons Treat?
Orthopaedic surgery is a very broad specialty, providing treatment for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Fractures and dislocations
- Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains
- Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis
- Ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes
- Bone tumors, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
- Club foot and unequal leg length
- Abnormalities of the fingers and toes and growth abnormalities
What Kind Of Training Does An Orthopaedic Surgeon Have?
Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic surgeons complete up to 14 years of formal education as follows:
- Four years of study in a college or university
- Four years of study in medical school
- Five years of study in Orthopaedic residency at a major medical center
- One optional year of specialized education