COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin Bone and Joint is committed to developing a protocol to help stop the spread of the virus within our office.

Effective 3/16/2020, we will remain open to provide care for urgent and post-operative patients.  If you have a non-urgent or elective issue we will be calling to reschedule your appointment.

The health and wellbeing of our patients and staff are very important.  If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to cancel your appointment.

This is an evolving situation, please check back often for updates.

Thank you,

Wisconsin Bone and Joint, S.C.

Questions Your Doctors May Ask You

Ready to see an orthopaedic specialist about joint replacement to relieve your pain?  There are questions your doctors may ask you to assist with the conversation.

Before you go, consider how you’d answer certain questions your Wisconsin Bone & Joint surgeon may ask.

Your specialist should also ask questions about your medical and health history.

Of course, you should be as thorough as possible when answering.

  • Where is your pain located?
  • Does more than one joint hurt?
  • When did the pain first begin?   What caused it (if known)?
  • Rank your pain on a scale of 1 to 5
  • Has the pain gotten worse recently? If so, is it more severe, does it occur more often, or both?
  • Does your pain get worse, or occur more often, when you do weight-bearing activities (Example: walking), at rest, or at night?
  • Are you taking any medication for the pain? (Make a list of both prescription and non-prescription medications.)
  • Are you taking any dietary supplements? (Make a list of vitamins or other “pills” for arthritis, such as chondroitin or glucosamine.)
  • How far can you walk without support? With support?
  • Can you climb stairs comfortably without help? Do you need to go very slowly and carefully?
  • How physically active are you?
  • What tests have previously been done to evaluate your joint pain?

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