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Orthopedic Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers about orthopedic care with us.

Patient education is one of the cornerstones of care at Adventist Health. We believe that educated patients go into treatment confidently and heal better. Whether you’re recovering from orthopedic surgery with us or considering consulting with one of our doctors, we want you to get the information you need.

Can you provide pediatric orthopedic services to my child?
Yes, all of our physicians diagnose and treat pediatric patients.

I don’t play a sport but I am active and experience pain. Should I see a sports medicine doctor?
Absolutely. Our sports medicine doctors treat anyone who has a movement-related issue.

I have older imaging tests. Can you use them?
Our orthopedic team can tell you if older tests are still useful. We make every effort possible to use older imaging scans if appropriate.

I have a complex condition. Can an orthopedist still help?
Because Adventist Health is a large healthcare network, we are able to collaborate with other specialists. If you need a referral, we can make personal recommendations based on our relationships with other doctors.

Do all of your doctors perform surgery?
Many of our physicians specialize in surgical treatments, including spine surgery, total joint replacement surgery and sports medicine related surgeries. In addition, we have a skilled physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in non-operative treatment options.

What is arthroscopic surgery?
In arthroscopic surgery, your doctor makes a small incision and inserts a thin tube with a camera and tools. This enables the doctor to diagnose orthopedic problems and perform some surgeries. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of joint problems including torn or damaged cartilage, joint lining inflammation, torn ligaments, joint scarring and loose bone fragments.

Do you offer pain management treatments?
We never want you to be in unnecessary pain. Whether we treat you with anti-inflammatory injections or prescribe medication after orthopedic surgery, your team will carefully monitor you while we manage your pain.

I had surgery at another orthopedic hospital. Can I complete my rehabilitation at Adventist Health?
Yes. Contact us to get started with orthopedic rehabilitation at Adventist Health.

How can I get my medication refilled?
Contact your orthopedic office. We can help you get a refill if necessary.

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