Dr. LaPrade is proud to be among the best medical professionals in the industry. Our hospital and surgery center offer the most advanced and state-of-the-art computer systems, medical equipment and surgical instruments in the orthopaedic (orthopedic) industry today.
We offer our patients a comfortable, relaxed and organized setting so that your orthopaedic (orthopedic) knee procedure can take place on time and without worry.
After your initial consultation with Dr. LaPrade, and after it has been determined that an orthopaedic (orthopedic) surgical treatment will be your next step towards treating your condition or injury, surgery can be scheduled by calling our office during regular business hours at 612-615-2240.
Dr. LaPrade provides each patient undergoing surgery a distinct set of written guidelines for pre-operative, post-operative and rehabilitation recovery. Those will be discussed and provided to you in detail upon your pre-surgery visit.
Before surgery, you will receive a physical examination that may, depending on your age and health history, include blood work, EKG’s and x-rays. If these routine tests are required, they should usually be performed a week or so before your surgical procedure. Below is a recommended checklist to follow so that you are prepared and ready to go the day of your surgery:
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
- On the morning of your surgery, if you are having shoulder surgery, do not apply deodorant under the arm.
- If you are having out-patient surgery and going home after your surgery, make sure you have someone who can drive you home later in the day.
- You will need to have someone pick you up from the hospital.