What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except public holidays. Appointments for Dr. Tedder can be made by telephoning the practice on (727) 522-8838 or requesting an online appointment through our website.
Can x-rays be done in your practice?
There is a X-ray department at SportsMedicine Tampa Bay And Orthopaedic Center at close vicinity from our practice.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and swelling is called inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.
Will Physical Therapy be required after surgery?
Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That’s where pre-operative exercise and 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. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment please remember to bring the following:
- Your insurance information
- Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits.
- If you have seen a physical therapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist.
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report