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The decision to undergo surgery depends on various factors, including the severity of symptoms, the extent of joint damage, the effectiveness of non-surgical treatments, and the individual’s overall health and lifestyle goals. It is best determined through consultation with a qualified orthopedic surgeon.
In many cases, orthopedic surgeons may require X-rays or other imaging tests to assess the condition of the affected joint and plan appropriate treatment. Your healthcare provider will advise you if imaging studies are necessary before your appointment.
No, a fracture and a sprain are different types of injuries. A fracture refers to a break or crack in a bone, whereas a sprain involves damage to ligaments, which are the tough bands of tissue connecting bones at a joint. Both injuries require proper evaluation and treatment by a healthcare professional.
The length of hospital stay after surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed, individual recovery progress, and the presence of any complications. Your healthcare team will determine when it is safe for you to be discharged and provide instructions for post-operative care.
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