An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, muscles, and any related painful conditions. All Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center physicians are orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the upper extremity.
Arthroscopic surgery is a modern method of performing surgery inside the joint through very small incisions. The incisions are usually about a quarter of an inch in length with two or three incisions per joint necessary. A video camera is attached to the end of a long, thin microscope, which is placed through the incision. Other long, thin, frequently motorized instruments are used to perform surgery inside joints. Arthroscopic surgery is commonly performed on the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Total joint replacement means replacing both sides of the weight-bearing surfaces of the affected joint. Diseased joints of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder can be replaced with artificial implants.
We offer free Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access for our patients and their families who are visiting our main office at 8501 Harcourt Road. Wireless access is available in the clinic and Surgery Center waiting areas. Feel free to bring your laptop or hand-held computer to use while you wait.
To assess our wireless connection, please do the following:
1. Power up your wireless enabled laptop.
2. Verify that your laptop has located our wireless network by checking the wireless icon. This icon
3. should indicate that you are connected to “IHTSC_Public.”
4. Double-click on your browser of choice.
5. From our Wi-Fi Hot Spot, click “I agree.”
6. Begin navigating the Internet.
For patients who do not speak English, we offer translation services in many languages. For patients who are hearing impaired, we also offer video interpreting services. Simply make us aware that you will need these services when you schedule your appointment so we can accommodate your needs.
We offer this service free of charge to our patients. We will not, however, pay for the services of any translators who you may bring with you to your appointment.
You should refer to your primary care physician and insurance company for any needed referral information. Your insurance company representative can help you determine if a referral is needed and your family physician can generate the necessary paperwork to ensure your visit is pre-authorized. All referral arrangements should be completed before your first visit.
Emergencies arise occasionally when our patients need to contact our physicians regarding pain or other symptoms. Our clinic always has physicians “on call” in case of after-hours emergencies. If you need to contact an Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center physician when the clinic is closed (after-hours or on weekends), please call (317) 875-9105 and the on-call physician will contact you.
For nonemergency prescriptions or prescription refills, please contact your pharmacy and they will contact us directly. Medications will not be refilled at night or on weekends.
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Our switchboard operators are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at (317) 875-9105 or (800) 888-HAND. After dialing (317) 875-9105 or (800) 888-HAND, press option #0 and our switchboard attendant will be happy to direct your call to the appropriate person.
We accept most insurance plans. For specific questions regarding your insurance, please call (317) 875-9105 or (800) 888-HAND and select "0".
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