Orthopaedic Surgeons

James Dreese

James Dreese

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lutherville, MD
Dr. Jack Rocco

Dr. Jack Rocco

MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hollidaysburg, PA
Dr. Jamal Rakem

Dr. Jamal Rakem

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Welland, ON
Dr. Bryan Rittenhouse

Dr. Bryan Rittenhouse

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Welland, ON
Dr. John Song

Dr. John Song

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Welland, ON
Dr. Cameron Paitich

Dr. Cameron Paitich

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Brampton, ON
Dr. Roux Le

Dr. Roux Le

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. John Ostrowski

Dr. John Ostrowski

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. Luis Flores

Dr. Luis Flores

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. Christopher Offierski

Dr. Christopher Offierski

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. Marc Kalchman

Dr. Marc Kalchman

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. Eric Blackman

Dr. Eric Blackman

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. David Martin

Dr. David Martin

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. David Simon

Dr. David Simon

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Ottawa, ON
Dr. Robert Josefchak

Dr. Robert Josefchak

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. Paul Robert

Dr. Paul Robert

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. Christopher Robert

Dr. Christopher Robert

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. Robert Masnyk

Dr. Robert Masnyk

Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Catharines, ON
Dr. David Wismer

Dr. David Wismer

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Nazar Zabtia

Dr. Nazar Zabtia

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hamilton, ON
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An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon who has taken additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of bone and skeleton-related problems. An orthopedic surgeon may provide more general care or specialize in an area such as sports medicine or pediatrics. Some surgeries that an orthopedic surgeon may perform are hip replacements and bone grafting. When treating a patient an orthopedic surgeon can also help educate them on sports injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, arthroscopy and ACL injuries.

Main operating room procedures

If you have been scheduled for a procedure in the main operating room, then likely you will have been asked to be fasting from the night before, and to have someone drive you home and be with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. Many procedures are performed after just freezing your arm. If requested, intravenous sedation will be administered so that you may even fall asleep during the procedure. A variety of narcotics are usually prescribed after surgery. Pain management usually starts with maximizing on non narcotics options. This usually starts with 1000mg of Tylenol along with 400mg of Ibuprofen (Advil) every 6 hours. If you are taking another anti-inflammatory (Aspirin, Naprosyn, Voltaren etc), then do not take Ibuprofen. A narcotic analgesic will likely have been prescribed. The most common is Tylenol #3. This medication contains a narcotic (codeine) along with Tylenol. If taking Tylenol #3, then do not take additional Tylenol, but please continue with the Advil. If only taking one tablet of Tylenol #3, then supplement with additional Tylenol up to a maximum of 1000mg every 6 hours. Other narcotics may not contain Tylenol (like oxycodone and hydromorphone), and you should be taking a full dose of Tylenol (1000mg) every 6 hours along with the Advil. Discontinue the narcotics as soon as you can.

Some procedures require immobilization after completion. If you do not have a splint or cast after your surgery, you will be asked to keep your dressing on for 48 hours, followed by light bathing and washing of the wound. Do not soak your wound until after your suture have been removed. If your hand has not been immobilized, it is very important to move your fingers from fully straight to fully bent as frequently as possible.

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