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Questions to Ask Before Your Surgery

It is important to discuss any questions or concerns with your physician before your surgery.

  • What are the risks associated with my surgery?
  • What are the benefits associated with my surgery?
  • How long will I be in surgery?
  • What type of rehabilitation regimen is recommended?
  • How long will I be in rehab?
  • Is it possible to use an allograft or xenograft implant for my surgery?
  • Can I choose to have an allograft or xenograft implant for my surgery?
  • What are the benefits of using an allograft implant? A xenograft implant? An autograft? A metal or synthetic implant? Are there disadvantages to using any of these materials?
  • What is my financial responsibility for the surgery?
  • Is there a chance of rejection?
  • Will I have to take anti-rejection drugs if I receive a biologic implant?
  • Will I be able to return to full activity/sports?
  • If I get injured again, can it be repaired?
  • Is it safe to use an allograft/xenograft?
  • How are the allografts or xenografts you use screened to ensure my safety?
  • What company processed my allograft or xenograft implant?
  • What are the differences between the choices of allograft and xenograft providers?
  • Does your allograft provider rely on screening, testing and aseptic processing to ensure my safety, or do they use a validated sterilization method? How is the implant sterilized?
  • Where can I get more information?
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