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Offline Grace

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how do i find an OS??
« on: July 28, 2002, 04:57:09 AM »
well, his jaw actuallyI have been seeing the same OS for 6 years.....twice in five years and then when all this started getting really bad.

He is the OS for the big college teams out here and also for the big hockey team and stuff.

So that means that the route of "big sports OS" is ruled out for me.


the OS's listed by the guru are in new orleans and i don't want to drive into the cresent city..about an hour away.....plus the crime is up and i don't like going down there.

so what is a good way to find one in another way???  I am at this point desperate ...i didn't want to find a new OS as the man is really very nice, but i am almost always in pain and feel like this is being blown off by everyone.  

in fact, if you are in the BR, NO area...and know a really good OS....LET ME KNOW!  

thanks everyone - Grace
8 months of continuous physical therapy
plica excision/ shaving 6-10-02
5 months of agressive physical therapy
modified Fulkerson and lateral release 5-13-03
currently in limbo

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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2002, 04:58:42 AM »
THat.."well his jaw actually" thing was slipped in by mistake.....
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plica excision/ shaving 6-10-02
5 months of agressive physical therapy
modified Fulkerson and lateral release 5-13-03
currently in limbo

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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2002, 06:00:07 AM »
Hi Grace
Well as much as you don't want to.... If I were you I would check out  the OS's listed on kneeguru in the new orleans area.  A good OS who cares and knows his/her stuff is PRICELESS.  Im driving 5.5 hours to see my next OS!!  It's going to be a hell of a drive, but if this guy can help me than its worth it.

Goodluck in finding a good OS!!

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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2002, 09:17:38 PM »
Ok, Grace, personal recommedation is one of the most invaluable ways of finding a good surgeon, do you know anyone who had had orthpaedic surgery that has been successful recently or in the not so distant past?.

Phone around all the hospitals and ask for their lists of orthpaedic surgeons and their speciality areas. Ring each one in turn and ask their secretaries if they would possibly be able to help or recommend someone who could, if at all possible get to speak to the surgeon before you consult with them, if you think they maybe able to help then book a consultation, if they are unable to help, you've lost nothing.

I would say, if you can get up to the city to the better surgeons, do it, they may be able to help where others can't but again telephone ahead to avoid a wasted journey if the surgeon turms out to be a waste of space.

Always check their credentials too, can't stress this strongly enough.

Good Luck
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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2002, 06:44:59 AM »
Grace:


I know you have UHC for your insurance.  Get on their website, and do a search for specialists.

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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2002, 07:19:49 PM »
Grace,

I go to Dr. Kilroy in B.R. but for my recent surgery I went to Dr. Brunet at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine.  I live in Lafayette so it's a four hour drive round trip for usually a 5 minute appointment.  If your really unhappy with your OS, the drive might be worth it.
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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2002, 02:58:16 AM »
Grace,

Honestly look around, not just in the town where you live.  Remember I had to go all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio to find an OS that I was confortable with, and really liked.

It is worth it, as you don't have to go there on a weekly basis, or even daily basis.

I even had my surgery in Cincinnati, even though my OS has priviledges at the hospital that is two blocks from my house.  The trip back from the surgery was not bad, and I was on the cell phone most of it, after the surgery.


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Re: how do i find an OS??
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2003, 06:48:34 PM »
When I had to move interstate, my 2nd surgeon referred me to a new OS  in the state I was going and said he was the best. When I got here I saw him andhe seemed good. I then went to my local GP and got him to ring up and find out who was the best in this state and to my surprise I was told it was the OS I was already seeing. So, your GP can look into things like that for you.
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