Texarkana Orthopedics

FAQs

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (903) 614-3008.

Why is 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.

Appointment Preparation

We want to make your visit pleasant and efficient. Please help us by adhering to the following requests:

  • If you have had any problem related imaging studies (Xrays, MRIs, CTs) completed at a facility other than Collom & Carney, CHRISTUS St Michael, or Wadley, please BRING A COPY OF PERTINENT IMAGING STUDIES to your scheduled appointment. The physician will need actual images on film or CD. If you have had any prior treatment for the problem by another physician outside of Collom & Carney, please BRING THE PHYSICIAN RECORDS to your appointment
  • Please plan to ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR to your appointment to allow time to complete any necessary forms and obtain XRays if needed. Please CHECK-IN AT THE REGISTRATION DESK on the First floor near the entrance of the Main Clinic before proceeding to the Orthopedic department on the Second Floor
  • Please BRING A FORM OF IDENTIFICATION and your INSURANCE CARD if you have health insurance. Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Please WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING to enable easy exposure and examination of the problem area of the arm or leg
  • If you are a new patient to the clinic, please bring your current medications or a LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS to your appointment
  • If your insurance provider (Humana, Tricare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation, etc) requires a referral from a primary care physician or authorizing individual, it is your responsibility to obtain that referral prior to your appointment. Please BRING THE APPROPRIATE REFERRAL AUTHORIZATION IF REQUIRED BY YOUR INSUROR. In some cases, our staff may assist you in obtaining that referral authorization.
  • We can only address ONE OR TWO PROBLEMS PER VISIT. We want to address all of your problems, but additional appointments may be needed to fully address multiple problems. We respect all of our patients time, and don't want to delay others for a lengthy problem list
  • Please SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONE while in the exam rooms
  • Please download, fill out, and BRING THE COMPLETED ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL HISTORY FORM to your appointment
  • Please CALL AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. Failure to do so may result in a charge
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