Your consultation will start with an interview and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays, or other tests.
Your treatment may involve medical advice, medications, casts, splints, injections and physical therapies. Surgery may be recommended. For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries there is usually more than one form of possible treatment. Treatment options will be discussed – it is always your decision as to whether you wish to proceed with one form of treatment or another.
No two consultations are exactly alike. The length of your consultation will depend on the complexity of your condition and whether further investigations or hospital admission will need to be arranged. Your time is valuable and we make every effort to run on time. As you can imagine, emergencies occur which may cause delays beyond our control. Also patients ahead of you may have conditions which require an unexpectedly long time to sort out. We apologise in advance if we keep you waiting.