Desert Orthopedic Specialists

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What are your business hours?

Our offices are open 8am - noon, 1pm-5pm Monday through Thursday and Friday, 8am-noon, 1pm-4pm. Appointments can be made by calling (480) 345-2031.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and swelling is called inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.

Can x-rays be done in your practice?

Yes, we have an x-ray facility within our practice.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to maximize your recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment Remember to get the following:

  • Drivers license or valid state ID
  • Referral letter from your primary care physician, family physician or other doctor (if required).
  • Have your insurance information with you.
  • Bring copies of records and x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. from clinics outside.

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