At Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, we strive to provide our patients with the exceptional orthopaedic care they deserve.
What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Appointments can be made by calling (340) 779-2663.
Can X-rays be done in your practice?
Our medical center houses a comprehensive radiology department with facilities for X-rays, CT scans, Ultrasound, MRI, bone scans, and interventional radiology. For X-rays, a booking is not usually required, whilst for other procedures, appointments can be booked by your surgeon at the time of your consultation.
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 the hips, knees, hands and/or spine.
Will physiotherapy 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 preoperative exercise and education and postoperative 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, please remember to have the following:
- Insurance information
- Copies of operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and so on from prior doctor visits
- If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report
Please use the links provided to access answers to frequently asked questions about orthopaedics, orthopaedic specialists, and definitions of common tests and treatments.