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First consultation
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:09:08 PM »
I have my first appointment with Stephen Raterman, in Tampa, FL,this Thursday (11/13/14). I feel I'm prepared with questions and insurance information. However, my films are a year old and I can definitely feel my hips have gotten worse. Will he be able to make an informed judgement on my candidacy for HR vs THR? I live in FT Myers so any preliminary tests,etc, I would prefer to have done here. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Re: First consultation
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 04:37:59 PM »
I would say you need up to date X-rays mate. Most of the time surgeons can make an assessment and diagnosis via X-rays. However in some cases like myself X-rays don't seem to show much wrong and I had to have an MRI to get a full diagnosis. This seems fairly rare however and usually diagnosis can be done via X-rays.
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Re: First consultation
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 05:09:06 PM »
Welcome to the site Snowdancer. Interesting user name for a person that lives in Florida!  I would guess more current x-rays will be required. Mine were taken the morning of the consultation at the same facility. Hope you get all your questions answered. Let us know how it goes.
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