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How do I make an appointment?

Simply call us at during our working hours or

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is mainly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition. Check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.

What to bring for your initial consultation?

For your initial consultation, you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if necessary.

Here is check list for your initial consultation

  • Driver's License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRI's, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you are seeing the doctor.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

How long do I need time off work after the surgery?

The post-operative recovery period varies based on the surgery. Generally, it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.

How long before I can resume driving?

You should wait at least one week before driving after surgery. The effects of anaesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your situation.

When can I resume exercise?

Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises - the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.

How do I contact Swank's Team?

Email and we will get back to you as soon as possible during business hours. Feel free to email pictures, questions or comments.


What are the non-surgical treatment options?

The non-surgical treatment options include rest, medications including analgesics and antibiotics, injections, and physical/occupational therapy.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Getting full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in - to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.

What are the risks associated with surgery?

As with any surgery, risks include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, stiffness and nerve damage. Your doctor will discuss the risks associated with your specific procedure.

When can I return to daily activities?

This varies depending on the type of procedure undergone, and can range from a few days to a few months. Return to all activities, sports and exercise can take up to four to six months. Your doctor will advise you depending on your health condition.

What can happen if surgery is avoided?

Some complications of not undergoing an orthopaedic surgery for your condition include pain, loss of joint motion, joint weakness, numbness and an early onset of arthritis.

What are the most common injuries?

The most common orthopaedic injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations. Injuries can occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.

Outpatient Hip & Knee Replacement

What is the success rate of outpatient total hip and knee replacement?

The success rates for hip and knee replacements are quite high.More than 90% of replacement knees are still functioning well after 15 years, and nearly 82% of total knee replacements are still functioning after 25 years.

How long is the recovery period after outpatient hip or knee replacement?

Rehabilitation after knee surgery typically lasts about 12 weeks.Many people can walk without an assistive device after 3 weeks.

What kind of anesthesia is used for outpatient hip and knee surgeries?

Both hip and knee replacements can be performed under regional anesthesia. Choices for regional anesthesia include spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, or a variety of peripheral nerve blocks. Dr. Swank mostly uses spinal anesthesia

How do I prepare for outpatient hip or knee replacement surgery?

Preparation includes arranging a pre-surgery visit with your doctor, getting lab tests, completing health forms, and having someone to help you with chores for the first few days after surgery. Please reference our current page for more information.

What are the benefits of outpatient hip and knee replacement?

There is less risk of blood clots and hospital acquired infection as patients are discharged on the same day as the procedure and encouraged to be weight bearing on their new joint as soon as possible.

How soon can I return to normal activities after outpatient joint replacement?

Sedentary activities can be resumed 1-2 weeks after surgery, and within 3-6 months, you will likely be able to resume all of your activities. Low-impact activities such as biking, dancing, walking, swimming, golf, and pickleball will help continue to strengthen your muscles and protect your new joint