Frequently Asked Questions
We understand patients may have questions about our practice and facility, and we want to make sure that you have answers. Below are questions we receive most often. After reviewing these questions and answers, if you need additional information, please feel free to contact us at (301) 774-0500 or (410) 992-7800.
What are your business hours? Back to top
Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (410) 768-5050.
Why is arthroscopy necessary? Back to top
Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also 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? Back to top
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 physical therapy be required after surgery? Back to top
Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That’s where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure that you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment? Back to top
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
- Driver’s License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc, and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)