Orthopedic Services in Washington D.C.
OrthoBethesda provides orthopedic care, which involves the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. We specialize in treating the body's extremities, including feet, shoulders, hips, hands, knees, elbows, wrists and the spine. We also take care of conditions such as arthritis, along with tendon and ligament problems. Our standard in conservative treatment involves evaluating the ailment and physical therapy before any injections or surgery are prescribed. OrthoBethesda offers services to residents within the Washington D.C. area.
Our orthopedic surgeon always starts with a conservative approach to treatment. Except where the injuries are extreme, we follow the treatment protocol outlined below. However, for severe ailments, a surgical procedure may be scheduled immediately.
The Initial Evaluation
The moment a patient comes into our Washington orthopedic center, our specialist conducts a physical exam to ascertain the source of the problem, as well as the severity of the ailment. X-rays are then taken. Once the surgeon is satisfied that the ailment doesn't require any surgical procedures, physical therapy is prescribed. The specialist provides these services in our physical therapy clinic in Bethesda, MD, just outside the Washington D.C metropolitan area. Treatment aims to improve motion and strength in weak areas of the body.
The Second Visit
If physical therapy doesn't produce the desired results, a cortisone steroid is administered for the affected area after a thorough evaluation. Conditions like osteoarthritis are usually treated with a cortisone shot.
The Third Visit
The ailment may be severe enough that it fails to respond to the cortisone shot. At this stage, our orthopedic surgeon will discuss and schedule a surgical procedure. The specialist will furnish you with all the information you need about the procedure. You'll also have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the surgery.
The Scheduled Surgical Visit
If the surgery is a minor outpatient procedure, the surgeon will perform it and release you to go home the same day. For major procedures, you'll be confined to our orthopedic surgery center until you're fully healed and able to go home.
This involves two procedures:
- Postoperative evaluation by the surgeon
- X-ray sessions
The next two visits involve postoperative evaluations. The patient comes in after a pre-determined period, and we then follow up with the annual review. If further appointments are necessary, the surgeon will discuss them with you. The orthopedic surgeon wants to be sure the healing process is right on schedule and that there are no infections or complications.
Contact OrthoBethesda Today
Remember to always follow your surgeon’s advice to expedite your recovery process. A quick Google search for "orthopedic surgeon near me" will likely lead you to our Arlington, VA or Bethesda, MD center based on your location. We aim to ensure you're pain-free, so you can get back to enjoying your life and the activities you cherished before the injury. Please make an appointment with us by calling 301-530-1010, or schedule a consultation online at your convenience.