After being told you might need knee or hip replacement surgery, the search for an orthopedic surgeon begins. Make sure to do your homework, as joint replacement surgery can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, whether through reduction of pain, improvement of mobility, or both. Check to see physician specialties and areas of strength as well as their certifications and training. 

Referrals

Often, a general practitioner will be able to recommend an orthopedic surgeon. This kind of  referral can be a good starting point. Another thing that may help is word of mouth from family members, relatives, or friends who may have undergone similar procedures. Having undergone a journey similar to one you might be embarking upon puts them in an excellent position to provide feedback. 

Medical Coverage

Most people rely on their medical insurance for paying medical bills. The thing to keep in mind here, however, is to check and see if the doctor you’re thinking of going to for the procedure is covered by your insurance. Talk to your insurance provider and make sure you’re covered and the options available to you.

Getting Started

Request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

OSI has outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.