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Dr.  Chandler has been trained on the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery covering a broad range of needs from, hip, knee to shoulder. If you're ready to consider having knee joint replacement, the next important step is set up an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons. The medical management of arthritis and joint degeneration may be handled by a family doctor, an internist, or a rheumatologist. However, when medical management is not effective, an orthopedic surgeon should be consulted to determine if surgery is an option. In some cases, we may be the first physician to make the diagnosis of arthritis.

While every orthopedic evaluation is different, there are many commonly used tests that an orthopedic surgeon may consider in evaluating a patient's condition. In general, the orthopedic evaluation usually consists of:

  • A thorough review of your medical history
  • A physical examination
  • X-rays
  • Additional tests as needed

The information that we gather during the medical history usually suggests the possibility of several different diagnoses (causes). After the medical history is taken, a physical examination is conducted.

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