FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are our business hours?
Our practice hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice on:
(03) 9805 4255.
Why is an arthroscopy necessary?
Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than through “open” surgery or from X-ray studies.
What are the joints that can be viewed with an Arthroscope?
Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That’s where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you’re physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
What are the surgical fees associated with my surgery?
The fees are covered by your private health insurance and will be under a No-Gap policy, depending upon your health fund. Please note that this does not cover anaesthetic, pathology or radiology services which while often needed, are provided by different service providers.
A discussion about Dr Love’s fees will be provided at the time of your surgical booking. During this time; before your operation you should contact your private health insurance to clarify your level of cover with your private health membership.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
- Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
- Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
- Have your Private Hospital Insurance information with you
- Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc and any other relevant information.