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When you know it's time to see an orthopedic surgeon

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:24:38-05

When you think of an orthopedic surgeon think of them as the Primary Care Doctor for your joints. Are you wondering if you need to see one? If you fall into one of these three categories you should make an appointment:

• Do you have an acute injury, for example if you are skiing and your knee swells up, then it's time to see an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist

• Do you deal with chronic pain that has lasted over time? You don't have to live with joint pain, orthopedic surgeon can help.

• Are you worried if you see an orthopedic surgeon it will mean surgery? Don't be! They are joint specialists and will exhaust all other avenues before surgery.

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