Frequently Asked Questions
What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments for each surgeon can be made by telephoning our practice at 09 437 9020.
is Arthroscopy necessary?
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 may also 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?
Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery
usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure 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?
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
- Have your insurance cards available for scanning into your records
- Copies of operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans (including any CD's) and other reports from prior doctors 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