What is a One Stop Foot & Ankle shop? (only at First Trust Hospital)
You will be expected to have initial consultation, MDT ultrasound scan, reporting back to you and initial management eg injection, ESWT etc all in one sitting. This way you will avoid any treatment delays, un necessary waiting and multiple appointments. All this at a reasonable cost to suit individual conditions.
What are your business hours?
Our BMI Hospitals practice hours are Monday PM and alternate Tuesday PM. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at 01200 445693.
Why is arthroscopy necessary?
Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.
What are the joints that can be viewed with an Arthroscope?
Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future. With regards to our clinic, the arthroscopy is performed for following joints; anterior ankle, posterior ankle, subtalar, MTP (toe) joint, calcaneoplasty and knee.
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
When will I be able to Drive?
- Drivers License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Copies of results, x-rays, MRI's. CT scans etc and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
Please check with your car insurers. It is anticipated that you may be safe to drive after approximately 6-8 weeks of your surgery. This is varibale for different people. The priority will be for a safe handling of the car and common sense. Please check with your surgeon for your own circumstances.