DePuy Synthes

Choosing a Doctor

DePuy Synthes

Choosing a Doctor

Get back to life through recovery & rehabilitation.

Get back to life through recovery & rehabilitation.

When to Choose Arthroscopic Hip Surgery?

If you have tried medication, physical therapy and other conservative methods of treatment, and you are still experiencing hip pain, your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy.
When choosing an orthopaedic surgeon, keep the following things in mind:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors or osteopaths with an MD or DO degree who have completed a residency in orthopaedics
  • Many orthopaedic surgeons choose to specialize even further by taking a fellowship, which usually lasts six to 12 months. In addition to the clinical credentials, a good surgeon will display a good bedside manner. That means taking time to hear your concerns and answering your questions fully.
How to Prepare for Your Visit with a Specialist

How to Prepare for Your Visit with a Specialist

Once you have made an appointment with a specialist, there are some things you can do to prepare for your visit. This includes putting together a short history of your health for your doctor.   

Creating a history of your health

Use the list below to help you create a medical history.

  • All the medicines and supplements you take, including their dosage and frequency. 
  • Major illnesses or chronic conditions you have suffered from. 
  • Surgeries you have had and any related complications such as reactions to anesthesia. 
  • Allergies and sensitivities you have to food or medications. 
  • Your family history of diabetes, cancer or heart disease. 
  • Your lifestyle habits including smoking, alcohol intake, exercise and special diet.