If you have had sustained injury and wear and tear to your knees over the years and have discovered that you are a candidate for a knee replacement surgery, then you have undoubtedly already gone through pain, discomfort and inconvenience due to your condition. If you’re ready to stop living in pain and you know it’s time for a solution, then we can help. We know that the last thing you need is the additional hassle of finding the best possible doctor for your treatment. You don’t have time to do extensive research. You might not know where to start. In this article, we recommend some steps for you to take to find a top rated surgeon for knee replacement.
Your quest to find a top rated surgeon should begin with compiling a list of qualifications that you require in your doctor. Some of these qualities may seem obvious, but it is always good to be thorough when inquiring about a surgeon’s experience and expertise. Quality surgeons often have the same qualifications/accreditations in common:
- They have the proper education (in this case an M.D.)
- They have additional certifications on top of their degrees
- They have years of experience
- They are specialized in the part of the body you need operated on (i.e knee)
- They performed their residency in their specialized field
- They are Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
- They are members of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- They do not have any malpractices cases against them
Not only is it important to make sure that your surgeon is a top rated surgeon for knee replacement, but it is equally important to make sure you feel comfortable with, and trust the surgeon, here are a few things to consider:
Do you like their ‘bedside manner’ (how they interact with you)?
Do you feel comfortable asking them questions?
Do they inspire a feeling of confidence in their ability to care for you?
Taking all factors into consideration, choosing a top rated surgeon for knee replacement surgery should not be a task that is taken lightly. Rothman Institute understands the importance of this decision and that is why we employee only the highest-quality knee surgeons. In fact, we recommend choosing a surgeon by simply visiting your nearest Rothman Institute office.
For more information or to set up an appointment, contact the Rothman Institute. Call 1-800-321-9999.