Our Orthopedic Surgeons & Doctors in Arlington VA
Injuries can drastically affect your quality of life, especially if you do not receive the appropriate care. At OrthoBethesda, we aim to ensure your life is free of pain. Our goal is to treat any discomfort in the musculoskeletal system so the condition does not limit your life in any way. Your doctor will probably recommend the R.I.C.E. approach immediately after you suffer an injury:
- Ice the injured part
- Use Compression
- Employ Elevation
If R.I.C.E. fails, then it’s time to visit OrthoBethesda to consult with an orthopedic surgeon in Arlington, VA. We offer orthopedic treatment and surgery in the Arlington area. Our location in Arlington is home to two extensions of our centers of excellence; the Washington Joint Institute represented by Dr. Andrew S. Holmes and the Washington Spine & Scoliosis Institute represented by Dr. Joseph O’Brien.
Preparing for Your First Appointment With our Orthopedic Specialists
Your first meeting with our arlington doctors for orthopedic treatment will be quite thorough. We’ll do a physical examination to determine the extent of the injury. Then, we’ll recommend any of the conservative methods we use. These include:
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medicines
Surgery is only recommended as a last resort if your injury fails to respond to the recommended treatment. Also, if the ailment is severe enough that immediate surgery is required, then that’s the option we’ll take.
When Orthopedic Surgery Is Recommended
Our doctors in Arlington, VA will recommend surgery if your injuries present with the following complications:
- A fractured bone
- An obvious deformity
- Instability of the joints
- Joints are persistently swollen
- Reduced motion that refuses to respond to strength training
Most people will see their regular G.P. when they suffer an injury. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, your G.P. may then recommend you see our orthopedic surgeon in Arlington, VA, for a consultation. Should this happen, you must give our orthopedic specialist as many details as you can about your injury.
While we will give you all the information you need about any surgical procedures recommended, we will expect you to tell us what your expectations for the procedure and recovery are. This is to ensure your expectations are realistic.
It’s worth noting that orthopedic surgery produces excellent results. However, depending on the severity of your injury, it’s unlikely that your range of motion and skills will be restored to 100% of what they were before you were injured.
Before any surgery is performed, our surgeons usually ask a few questions about your overall health. These questions address any medications you’re taking, along with any current health conditions, allergies, past surgeries and other issues that are pertinent to your wellness.
Expectations for Orthopedic Surgery
Our surgeons deal with the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of the nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Most injuries involve the knees, hips, spine (neck/back), and shoulders. You may only need an outpatient procedure, in which case we don’t expect you to stay at the hospital after your surgery. However, some injuries demand that we keep you in the hospital for a specified period. Our Arlington VA orthopedics will let you know what to expect.
Make an Appointment With OrthoBethesda Today
Remember to always follow your surgeon’s advice to expedite your recovery process. A Google search for “orthopedic treatment near me” will likely lead you to us if you’re in the Arlington area. Take the next step and book an appointment online or call us at (301) 530-1010 for immediate assistance.
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I have seen several doctors in the practice. Dr.Sri Durbhakula is fantastic, he just did my second hip replacement last month. He answers all of my questions and follows up well after surgery. Also, recently appreciate the office protocol for Covid and more promptly seeing patients for the scheduled time. Thank you.
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Thank you. Every time I’ve needed anything from the whole OrthoBethesda group, it has been dealt with prompt and efficient help.
- L.A. 08/16/2018
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Contact OrthoBethesda Today!
If you have received a referral from your primary care physician or would like to visit our premier team to discuss any orthopedic issues you may be experiencing, we invite you to contact us today. Patients in Arlington, VA, and beyond can give us a call at (301) 530-1010.