What should I expect during an appointment?
The surgeon will likely ask you about your general health or family medical history and other
existing conditions. They are particularly interested in conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis,
anemia, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, because these issues may influence their choice
Physical examinations also help the surgeon to assess your range of motion, swelling, reflexes,
and skin condition. Your doctor will observe your general capacity to move around while
walking, sitting, bending forward and backward, standing, and climbing.