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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  The doctors and specialists at iOrtho provide innovative care with the focus on you. 

Orthopedic medicine is a specialized branch of healthcare focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.

The top orthopedic conditions that people commonly experience include osteoarthritis, fractures, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and rotator cuff tears.

Determining if one requires orthopedic assistance or treatment involves considering factors such as persistent pain, limited mobility, swelling, joint instability, and difficulty performing daily activities. Make an appointment with iOrtho for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.

While some orthopedic injuries can be prevented through proper conditioning, training techniques, and the use of protective equipment, complete prevention may not always be possible due to accidents or unforeseen circumstances.

Yes, depending on the specific condition and its severity, orthopedic conditions can often be treated without surgery through options such as physical therapy, medication, injections, bracing or splinting, and lifestyle modifications

Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder include intense pain, visible deformity or abnormal appearance of the shoulder joint, limited range of motion, swelling, bruising, numbness or tingling sensations, and weakness or inability to bear weight.

If you suspect a bone fracture, it is recommended to see a doctor promptly for evaluation and treatment. iOrthoNOW offers walk-in orthopedic care in Staten Island for cases like this, no appointment needed.

A fracture refers to a broken bone, while a sprain involves the stretching or tearing of ligaments. If you’re in pain, make an appointment with a physician at iOrtho.

The recovery process after orthopedic treatment may vary depending on the specific treatment received, but it generally involves a combination of rest, rehabilitation exercises, pain management, and follow-up appointments to monitor progress and ensure optimal healing.

The recovery time for rotator cuff tear surgery can vary depending on the severity of the tear, the surgical technique used, and individual factors. It typically involves a period of immobilization, followed by physical therapy and gradual return to normal activities, with full recovery taking several months.

The recovery time for hip replacement surgery can vary, but it can be a same day discharge if performed using contemporary methods and is followed by a period of rehabilitation and physical therapy. Patients can bear full weight immediately and can begin walking independently without a cane or crutches within 1-2 weeks and with full recovery and return to unrestricted activity taking several months.

Yes, orthopedic treatment can help manage arthritis through various non-surgical treatments including; medication, joint injections, physical therapy. In advanced cases, joint replacement surgery may be recommended to eliminate the condition and thereby permanently alleviate pain, improve joint function, and enhance the quality of life.

Adults are not only subject to orthopedic injuries, children can also be affected. Pediatric orthopedics is a specialized field that focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in children.

There is no significant difference between orthopedics and orthopaedics, it is merely language preference.

Orthopedics refers to the broad field of medicine encompassing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. Sports Medicine is a specialized branch within orthopedics that focuses specifically on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. Most patients are pleasantly surprised to learn a solution for carpal tunnel release is UltraGuideCTR™. A real-time ultrasound guidance procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in the office with only a micro incision made in the wrist.

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FAQ - iOrtho - The Orthopedic Institute
FAQ - iOrtho - The Orthopedic Institute