At Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.C., we want your experience at our practice to go as smoothly as possible. Below are some common patient questions. As always, if you have a question or concern that wasn’t addressed here, please call us at 508-775-8282. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, information, happenings, etc! We are easy to find at: https://www.facebook.com/ccortho/
508-775-8282 is our phone number. No matter which location you are trying to contact, please call this number and our friendly onsite staff center will direct your call.
Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.C. hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.C. has 2 convenient locations on Cape Cod. Our main offices are on 130 North Street in beautiful Hyannis, MA, and 18 Route 6A, Bldg 2 in Sandwich.
Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.C. offers patients a full range of services at their locations. These services include clinic, physical therapy, imaging (X-ray), and DME services.
The answer to this question depends on your individual insurance policy. Some insurance policies require a referral from a primary care physician in order to see an orthopaedic specialist. Consult your insurance policy information to determine if you are required to have a referral or call our office and ask to speak to the Patient Accounts Department.
Please bring the following to your appointment: all relevant X-rays, CT scans, and MRI reports. You will also need a list of all medications, supplements, or vitamins you are taking; a list of known allergies, your insurance card and copay. For a workers’ compensation visit, please bring your insurance carrier’s name and address, the date of your injury, your employer’s name and address and your workers’ compensation number.
When calling, be sure to tell us what hurts. Due to the extensive subspecialty training our physicians have received, different conditions may be best treated by different physicians. This will be decided after an evaluation.
15 to 20 minutes is usual. However, if you are a new patient, you will need to allow 20 – 30 minutes for filling out forms.
Please call 911 for serious emergencies. If you are in need of immediate orthopaedic assistance, please contact our office at 508-775-8282 as early as possible so that we can accommodate you.
The most common orthopaedic injuries are sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, shin pain, fractures, and dislocations.
Injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Even those in great shape can become injured. Exercising is good prevention, but even that can lead to injury. Poor training, improper gear when playing sports, being out of shape and inadequate warming up or stretching can lead to injuries.
Most orthopaedic injuries and conditions are treated without surgery, using a range of treatments that include activity modification, physical therapy, and medications. Surgery is an option for certain orthopaedic problems and often for those conditions that do not alleviate patients’ symptoms.
The most common orthopaedic surgeries are:
As with any surgery, risks include bleeding, infection, stiffness, and nerve damage. Ask your surgeon what the risks are for your particular procedure.
Some complications that can come from avoiding needed surgery are pain, loss of motion, weakness, numbness, and an early onset of arthritis.
This depends on the type of procedure that was performed. Physical therapy can help many people regain motion and strength in their joints. Therapy can last from 2 – 6 months.
This depends on the type of procedure done and can be anywhere from a few days to a few months. A full return to all activities, sports, and exercise can take from 4 to 6 months. Your physician will advise you on your individual progress.