The end of the year is just around the corner, which is good news for those people who have met their deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for health insurance. Why? Because once the deductible and maximum are met, many medical and health care services are significantly less expensive, if not free! So, now is the time to start booking appointments for services that may be mostly, or fully, covered by your insurance plan. This is a busy time of year for Orthopedic surgeons, so don’t wait.
Here are some of the best orthopedic services to consider now that you’ve met your deductible.
If you suffer from knee pain due to an injury or osteoarthritis, which has caused structural damage, then knee replacement surgery is an excellent choice for relieving pain. During knee surgery, the damaged or worn parts of the knee joint are replaced with new parts made of durable material, like metal or plastic. Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure and has helped thousands regain a quality of life where they can be more active and have relief from knee pain.
If you aren’t quite in need of a full knee replacement and would like to read more about partial knee replacement surgery, click here. You can also book an appointment for a consultation with one of the expert physicians on staff at Coastal Orthopedics.
- Shoulder Pain/Rotator Cuff Surgery
The rotator cuff allows you to rotate and lift your arm, but an injury or wear and tear over time can cause shoulder pain that is resistant to home care treatment. If you’ve experienced shoulder pain for more than six months, and have limited mobility in your arm, then rotator cuff surgery may be the perfect solution for you. If you would like to learn more about non-surgical treatments, check out this link or book an appointment with a physician to address the issue.
- Back Surgery
Back pain is one of the most common ailments of adults. Oftentimes, back pain is alleviated with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or heat. But, if the pain doesn’t respond to these treatments and is accompanied by numbness that goes down your arms or legs, then back surgery is a good option to consider. Meet with an orthopedic specialist to discuss your options, and, if surgery is determined to be the best treatment, then now is a good time to do it.
- Hip Replacement Surgery
Persistent hip pain and trouble going up and down the stairs can be caused by a number of things, but typically injury or osteoarthritis are the top causes. If the pain interferes with your daily activities, then make an appointment today with an orthopedic specialist to see if surgery is right for you. During hip replacement surgery, the damaged parts of your hip joint are replaced with a prosthetic hip joint made from metal, plastic, or ceramic parts. After several weeks of recovery and rehabilitation, expect increased range of motion and significantly reduced pain.
- Bunion Surgery
Stop living with painful bunions that make it difficult to walk without pain and find shoes that fit comfortably. Bunion surgery reduces pain by correcting the deformity of the enlarged bone or joint. The type of surgery you need depends on whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe bunion, and this is not considered a cosmetic type of surgery. After several weeks of recovery, expect reduced pain when walking and shoes that will fit much better.
Stop living with pain – it’s not an inevitable consequence of getting older! If you have any achy joints or pain, whether neck pain, knee pain, shoulder, hip, back, or elbow pain, then talk to an orthopedic specialist about pain management or joint replacement therapy. Surgery is often the best option for relieving pain, stiffness, and limited mobility, helping you get back to a quality of life you had before the pain started. Most surgeries require a pre- and post-surgical visit, which raises costs, so scheduling these types of surgeries after you’ve met your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum will significantly reduce costs.
Don’t take your pain into the new year – take care of it now.
Our physicians at Coastal Orthopedics make it their specialty to help adults and children with their orthopedic needs. Through pain management, rehabilitation, or surgery, we help alleviate pain caused by injury or other conditions that affect the joints, bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles.
Don’t let pain keep you from enjoying life. Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists today! Call 941-792-1404 or request an appointment online.