Your initial visit with one of our pediatric orthopedic surgeons will begin with a family conference to cover your child’s current health, medical history and family history because some orthopedic defects are congenital and can be hereditary. A clinic visit generally lasts up to an hour and your child’s orthopedic surgeon will need to know of any past operations or major illnesses that your child has had.
- Bring a list of any current medications
- Inform the health care team of drug allergies
- Write a list of questions that you may have for the doctor
- Bring your insurance or referral information
- Bring any X-rays, MRIs, CT scans or ultrasounds related to your child's health condition
The doctor will then perform a complete physical examination. There may be a need to order certain tests or suggest a procedure to improve your child’s condition. Questions during this time are always encouraged. It’s important that you fully understand your child’s situation and are comfortable with the treatment plan prescribed.
A follow-up appointment will be made to review your child’s test results. If the results are abnormal, treatment recommendations will be made.