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Orthopaedic Evaluation

While every orthopaedics evaluation is different, there are many commonly used tests that an orthopaedic surgeon may consider in evaluating a patient's condition.  Read more >>

Treatment Based on Diagnosis

Following the orthopaedics evaluation, the orthopaedics specialist will review and discuss the results with you. Based on his or her diagnosis, your treatment options may include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Arthroscopy (cleaning the joint)
  • Joint fluid supplements (injections that provide temporary pain relief)
  • Joint replacement

Post-Operative Instructions

After having orthopaedic surgery, you may have questions about your post-operative care. To learn more about some of our procedures and what you can do after surgery to speed up your recovery process, click here.

Surgery and Recovery FAQs

To view a list of the most frequently surgery and recovery questions, click here.

Contact Information

Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215