Frequently Asked Questions
Need some help scheduling an appointment or have a question about general orthopedics or sports medicine that you need answered? Just click on one of the sections below to find the answer…
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Where is the office located?
The office is located at Briggs Road Professional Campus, 2059 Briggs Road, Suite 304, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.
What are the hours of operation?
Our hours of operation are Mon-Thurs 7:30AM-5:00PM, Fri 7:30AM-4:00PM, Closed Sat & Sun.
What services do you provide?
What hospitals are Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists affiliated with?
Virtua Mount Holly, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center, Surgical Center of South Jersey
What type of insurance do you accept?
We accept Medicare and most commercial health insurance plans.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment call us at (856) 235-7080 and use phone extension 1.
Do I need to fill out Patient Information Forms before my appointment?
Filling out forms online before your scheduled appointment will save you time. You can find all necessary forms at https://burlingtoncountyortho.com/forms/.
If you prefer written forms, please print, and complete them or call our office at (856) 235-7080 and we will email a copy to you. If you choose written forms please bring your completed forms with you to your appointment.
What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?
You will be interviewed and examined by the treating practitioner. X-Rays may be obtained in the office if needed. A working diagnosis will be rendered and a treatment plan will be initiated. This may include any number of options or combinations including medication, injections, physical therapy, bracing or casting, or even surgery if indicated.
What should I wear to an orthopedic appointment?
You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that allow easy access to examine the body part of interest.
How can I refill my prescription?
Refill requests may be submitted either via telephone or using the online portal, FollowMyHealth.
What is orthopedics?
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the care of the musculoskeletal system. This system is made up of muscles and bones, as well as joints, ligaments, and tendons.
What is an orthopedic injury?
Orthopedic injuries include any injury to the musculoskeletal system, such as a sprain, strain, fracture, or degenerative arthritis.
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
What is a sports medicine physician?
Sports medicine physicians, who may be allopathic or osteopathic physicians, focus their practice on health care for athletes and physically active individuals.
What is the difference between a sports medicine doctor and a physical therapist?
Aside from the sports focus, the main difference between the two fields is that a sports medicine specialist offers a variety of treatments, including prescription medication, injections and surgery. Physical therapy, on the other hand, uses only stretching and strengthening exercises and tools to help foster orthopedic recovery.
What's the difference between orthopedics and sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a subspecialty focus of orthopedic surgery, the latter of which encompasses a broader spectrum of ages and musculoskeletal impairments.
Joint Replacement Surgery
How long does knee replacement surgery take?
A knee replacement surgery takes approximately 2 hours.
How long to recover from knee replacement?
The recovery time from a knee replacement takes approximately 3 months.
How long does a knee replacement last?
Ideally, a knee replacement should last decades.
What to expect after knee replacement surgery?
There is initial surgical pain that eases over the course of a few weeks. Physical therapy helps improve your balance, flexibility, strength and walking pattern. Once recovered, your arthritis pain should be resolved.
Fractures (Broken Bones)
What is a fracture?
A fracture is a broken bone. It can range from a thin crack to a complete break.
What is the difference between a fracture and a break?
Some people assume that fractured bones are more serious than broken bones, while others assume it’s the other way around. But the truth is that these terms are used interchangeably, and they have the same meaning to medical professionals.
When does a fracture need surgery?
Surgery is recommended if the fracture has shifted in such a way that it would not heal or allow for return of usual function once healed.
How long does a fracture take to heal?
Typically, a fracture heals over the span of 6 weeks. Children heal faster, and elderly or diabetic patients heal more slowly.
How do I take care of a cast?
It is critical to keep a cast dry and to avoid sticking anything under the cast. If there is any new discomfort in the cast, you should call your doctor for a reassessment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome, also called median nerve compression, is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Burning, numbness, tingling, or pain. You might feel it in your thumb and any of your fingers, but not your pinkie. The strange feeling may also travel up your forearm. Over time the patient can develop weakness and loss of dexterity.
How to treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
Treatment may include rest, ice, wrist splints, cortisone injections, and surgery.
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons