Orthopedic Patient Resources

Together, we'll create a complete treatment plan.

You want to understand what's involved in your specific procedure — but you also want to know what to expect before and after treatment. Our orthopedic specialists will help you explore orthopedic wellness programs and post-procedure therapy options, so that you can feel comfortable in your decisions.

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Why Choose Novant Health?

When scheduling an orthopedic procedure, you need to know what to expect as you prepare for surgery and recovery. When you visit a Novant Health Surgical Wellness clinic, you'll be greeted by a team of orthopedic specialists. These professionals may include clinicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and therapists who will work with you to ensure you're well enough for surgery, answer any questions or concerns you have and walk you through the process from treatment to recovery.

When you arrive for your appointment, be sure to have the following:

  • Updated list of all medications you take
  • Information on any cardiac devices you use
  • Relevant medical records and evaluations
  • Driver's license and insurance cards
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We perform thousands of orthopedic procedures each year in one of our specialized facilities. Featuring larger footprints and higher ceilings to accommodate orthopedic surgical tables, mobile carts, additional work surfaces, proper lighting and in-suite imaging equipment, these enhancements allow our orthopedic team to work more effectively, efficiently and safely.

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If you and your physician determine that orthopedic surgery is the best option for you, you'll visit our preoperative clinic to meet with our care team members, who will review your medical history and perform any necessary exams and imaging tests before your procedure. Their assessment of your condition is vital to the overall success of your treatment and recovery.

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Our orthopedic specialists will work with you to determine the best course of action for you. That may involve performing a series of screening exams, including range of motion (ROM), strength and flexibility testing. Your physician may also recommend advanced imaging services. These diagnostic tools can help identify the specifics of your condition and your orthopedic treatment options

Imaging tests we offer include:

  • Angiograms
  • CT scans
  • Fluoroscopic procedures
  • MRIs
  • Nuclear medicine scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays
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After your orthopedic procedure, our team will partner with you and your primary care provider to develop a pain management plan designed to minimize your discomfort and help you recover safely.

Pain management options include:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescribed medications
  • Braces and casts
  • Muscle relaxation and massage
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Physical therapy
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After your orthopedic procedure, you want to get back to doing what you love as soon as possible. Our rehabilitation specialists will work with you to create a recovery plan tailored to your individual needs so you can regain your strength and flexibility.

Rehabilitation services we offer include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation
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