Northeast Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery PC

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5:00pm
Address: 60 Westwood Avenue Suite #300 Waterbury, CT 06708

FAQ

Our links page offers resources regarding many common Orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

Northeast Orthopaedics offers comprehensive care for carpal tunnel syndrome. Click here for information about carpal tunnel syndrome from the American Academy of Othropaedic Surgeons.

It is normal to have pain in the region of your injection. To alleviate the pain, use ice on the region for fifteen minutes, then stop for a while, and repeat if necessary. Use a pain-killer such as Advil or Aleve or a prescription. If you still have discomfort after 48 hours, please call us.
If you think you are having an adverse reaction to this or any treatment, call our office immediately

Allergic reaction presents in the most common form as a rash. Extreme allergies cause difficulties in breathing, and can be a medical emergency – go immediately to the Emergency Room.
Allergic reactions do not manifest as stomach pain, which can occur if you take medications on an empty stomach. Try drinking milk or having a small snack with your medication.

Our surgeons operate at Waterbury Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and the Naugatuck Valley Surgery Center.

All surgery recovery times are dependent on the individual and the type of surgery. Please speak with your doctor or therapist regarding your concerns.

Surgical sites must be kept dry to reduce the chances of infection. You may shower or bathe with a plastic bag over the area to keep it dry. If the area gets wet accidentally, you should contact the office immediately for instruction. Most patients are allowed to bathe or shower without a cover over the bandage after the stitches are removed.

 If it’s just a little bit wet, use a hair dryer to dry it out. If you think the water has gotten to the wound site, please call our office. If it is after hours, and you are concerned, please call our office where you will be routed to our answering service and our physician on call.

To avoid accident and injury, we recommend waiting until you have regained full use of your hand before driving again. Also, be aware that pain medications can interfere with driving ability.

Keep the surgical area elevated to prevent swelling. You may also ice the area for fifteen minutes to alleviate swelling. If the feeling persists, call our office. Sometimes a cast/bandage/splint adjustment or change is necessary

Northeast Orthopaedics accepts most major insurances, including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Cigna, Connecticare, Healthnet, Medicare, Oxford, United Healthcare, and Title XIX. Title XIX Medicaid insurance will be accepted on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed. We also participate with most local Union and Commercial Insurances. If you are unsure whether your visit will be covered, please contact your insurance carrier.

Please check your insurance card or call your insurance carrier to determine whether you need a referral to come to our practice. It is your responsibility to obtain any referrals required by your insurance plan.

Generally the process takes no longer than 3-5 business days, although surgery approvals may take 1-2 weeks depending on your Worker’s Comp Carrier and the severity of your injury.

Most insurance plans have a co-pay for medical and therapy visits. Please refer to your insurance card and/or contact your insurance to determine your co-pay. Co-pays are paid in full at the time of the appointment.

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