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Scheduling Your Orthopedic Surgery Before the Holidays

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Scheduling Your Orthopedic Surgery Before the Holidays

Booking Your Surgery Ahead of the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – the holidays are just around the corner. While for many, this is a joyous season filled with family, friends, and celebrations, for others, it can be a stressful time of year. The holiday season can be especially tough if you’re dealing with orthopedic issues.

The orthopedic specialists at Fox Valley Orthopedics are here to offer advice for booking your procedure near the end of the year so you can enjoy the holidays while protecting your joint health and alleviating pain.

Holiday Treatment Schedules

During this time of year, orthopedic surgeons see an influx of patients seeking treatment before the holidays. This is because many people want to have their surgeries before the end of the year to recover while being able to also take advantage of deductibles and HSA/FSA benefits before year-end.

However, orthopedic surgeons often advise against waiting until the last minute to schedule surgery. As it gets closer to the holidays, surgeons’ schedules become increasingly booked. This means that there may not be any appointments close to the date of your desired surgery, which can delay your treatment. Booking early assures that you can proceed with your surgery quickly.

Recovery & Rehabilitation Timeline

Many orthopedic surgeries require a period of recovery and rehabilitation after your procedure — and while the holiday season offers a great time to stay at home, you may have other plans. Recovery from orthopedic surgery can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on your procedure. If you have your surgery very close to the holidays, you may not be fully recovered in time for all the festivities.

If you’re considering orthopedic surgery, scheduling an appointment with your surgeon as soon as possible is best. This way, you can ensure that you get the treatment you need on time and that you’re able to enjoy the holiday season fully.

Read More: Prehab & Rehab: Ensuring a Healthy Recovery

Scheduling Your Procedure With Fox Valley Orthopedics

At Fox Valley Orthopedics, we can help you get back to a pain-free, comfortable life. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center is a state-licensed and AAAHC-accredited facility, which is the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. For more information, contact our team today.