Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below the answers to some frequently asked questions at Orthopaedic Associates.
To request an appointment, we now offer two convenient options for our patients. Existing patients can use our online patient portal to request an appointment online. New and existing patients can call us at (440) 892-1440 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.
A joint is the junction of two or more bones – an articulating hinge. Examples include the knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip joints.
Common Orthopaedic Injuries & Conditions
There are two general kinds of knee problems: traumatic and inflammatory. Traumatic knee problems result from injury, such as a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee beyond its normal range of movement. Inflammatory knee problems occur in certain rheumatic diseases, including arthritis, that damage the knee.
Many surgeries require fasting for several hours prior to the procedure. Ask your physician or surgery scheduler for specific directions.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical therapy is the treatment of injuries or disorders using physical methods such as exercise, massage, or the application of heat. At Orthopaedic Associates Inc., our trained staff will work with you to establish a treatment program individually designed for your specific needs.