Questions to ask your doctor
Before you have a traumatic operation, please ask your doctor these questions

  • Is surgery recommended?

  • If surgery is recommended, what kind?

  • How big is the opening? Are stitches ever used?

  • Is general anesthetic used or can the surgery be done with local/IV?

  • Is bone/joint removed during the opening process of the operation?

  • Is Surgery outpatient?

  • How long is rehab?

  • Expected return to work date.

  • If you consult with a medical group, ask for the name of the doctor who will treat you and for his credentials. Then check these credentials on the medical licensing web site.

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