Choosing an Orthopaedic Surgeon
Choosing a surgeon to perform your joint replacement surgery can be daunting. You want the best, but how do you know to choose the best? You can choose based upon a referral from your personal physician, a friend or neighbor, or information gathered on the Internet. A referral from a patient who has previously had surgery with a particular surgeon is often is best resource. Such an individual can tell you about their experience and provide you with a “sounding board” for your own questions and concerns.
What should you find out about a surgeon who will potentially operate on you or a friend or loved one? The following are questions that you should feel comfortable asking your (potential) surgeon: