FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI)
What alternatives do I have to surgery?
As medical technology quickly advances, many common injuries that would have required surgery a few years ago can now be treated with less invasive procedures. These procedures, known as minimally invasive surgery, result in a more rapid recovery and a reduced risk of infection.
At the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Boothby and his staff of sports medicine experts attempts to exhaust all non-surgical options for every injury and condition before surgery is recommended.
What are some of the most common injuries you treat?
The most common orthopedic injuries occur in the major joints of the body; we treat knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries and disorders. The injuries and conditions include sprains and strains and swollen muscles, as well as fractures and dislocations.
What are ways to prevent injuries?
Though injuries can occur at any time to anyone regardless of the shape they are in, there are certain precautions you can take to better protect yourself against injury. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to guard against injury, as is proper stretching and warm-up techniques before and after strenuous activity. Poor training and improper gear can also lead to injuries while playing sports.
What are the most common types of orthopedic surgeries?
We specialize in the knee injuries and shoulder injuries here at OSMI, though we are available to treat a wide variety of orthopedic problems – many of which do require surgery. We have the most advanced equipment available not only for knee and shoulder surgery, but also for all joint replacement surgery as well as procedures to repair torn tendons and ligaments.
How long will my recovery take?
Recovery time varies greatly and depends on your particular injury. Depending on the type of procedure and treatment, your recovery time can be anywhere from a few days to a few months. On average, it takes from four to six months for an athlete recovering from sports medicine treatment to return to all sports activities.
If physical therapy is required for your injury, this can result in different recovery times, as well. PT treatments typically last between two and six months.
To schedule an appointment, please call our office during regular business hours at 817-529-1900 or submit an online appointment request.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit Card and Cash. Please visit our patient information page.
Am I responsible for filing a claim with my insurance company?
No, we file all insurance claims, with the exception of auto accidents. In the case of an auto accident, you will have to self-pay and then file a claim with your insurance company.
Will I need a referral from my primary care physician to visit the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute?
You do not need a referral from a primary care physician, unless you use an HMO healthcare plan or use a Tricare Prime plan.
What insurance plans do you accept?
Click here to see a full list of accepted insurance providers.
Do you handle after hours emergencies?
We do have a number that is answered 24-hours for medical-related questions. That number is 817-529-1900. However, for any medical emergency requiring immediate attention, please dial 911.
Orthopedics Today is a walk-in injury clinic examining and treating disorders of or injuries to the bone, muscle, joint, and ligament. Phone 817-423-2329.