FAQs & Resources - Dr. Wilson Shoulder Specialist

FAQs & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Our practice hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (919) 363-1957. We are open for appointments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just submit an on-line appointment through this website and one of our professional staff will contact you to schedule a visit.

Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which can often be more accurate than “open” surgery or from X-ray studies.

Although the inside of nearly every joint can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

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

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Drivers license or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral letter (if required)
  • Copies of results, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

First (Initial) Visit Patient Forms

Please complete and print the following forms and bring them with you to your initial visit.

Initial Patient History Form

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Physical Therapy Protocols

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