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FAQ's

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are Monday - Friday from 8 to 4:30. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (314) 721-7325(314) 721-7325 .

Where can I find videos to help me adjust my brace or sling?

Please click on the provided link BRACING VIDEO LINKS

Do you have any advice for preparing for surgery?

Please click on the provided link PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Where can I find post-operative instructions?

Please click on the provided link POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Who do I contact about a billing question or to pay my bill?

Please click on the provided link BILLING

Why 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 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?

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?

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 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:

  • Drivers 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)
  • A tank top (female) for upper extremity exam, and shorts are preferred for lower extremity exam

Location & Directions

Advanced Orthopedics

8225 Clayton Road
St. Louis MO 63117

Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine