Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Orthopaedic Specialists
in Louisville, Kentucky. If you have additional questions about
orthopedic surgery, sports medicine or our medical services, please give us a call at 502-212-2663 to make an
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Appointments to Orthopaedic Specialists
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment
to Orthopaedic Specialists?
You will need to bring a government issued pictured ID, a valid insurance card, and your copayment. Some insurance companies require a referral for a visit to a specialist.
If your insurance requires a referral, make sure this is completed prior to your visit.
If you are being seen for a knee lower extremity problem: hip, knee, foot or ankle, please bring a pair of shorts. If you are being seen for a shoulder problem please bring a sleeveless shirt or a sports bra.
When should I arrive for my first appointment? Please come at your scheduled time.
How long does it take for an
appointment? Most patients can be seen within a week or two.
Payments and InsuranceWill I need to make a payment at the time of my office visit?
copayments required by an insurance company must be made at the time of the appointment, according to the law.
Will I need to make a payment at the first visit to
If your insurance company requires you to pay a copayment, this will be made at the time of your visit.
Do you accept my insurance?
most insurance plans with the exception of Passport and Medicaid.
Treatments and Prescriptions
Can x-rays be done in the office at Orthopaedic
Your x-rays will be performed at our office and they are digital,
so copies of your films can be downloaded onto a CD. Digital x-rays provide excellent images and even allow visualization of some soft tissue.
How can I get a refill on my current prescription?
your pharmacy and they will contact our office electronically to request a
prescription refill. We use e- prescribe which is a nationwide electronic
If I need orthopedic surgery, where would I have it?
orthopedic surgeries will be
completed at Baptist Hospital East or at the Surgicenter Center of America. Both
facilities are in the St. Mathews area. Dr. Grossfeld will also perform
orthopedic surgery at Jewish Medical Center East and Norton's, based on insurance
requirements or primary care physicians preference.
Will I need physical therapy after my
Sometimes orthopedic surgery
requires extensive physical therapy such as a rotator cuff repair. As a rule of
thumb, shoulder surgery requires physical therapy. ACL reconstruction is a
knee surgery that does require physical therapy, whereas most knee arthroscopy
will not. Dr. Grossfeld will discuss the physical therapy requirements of your
orthopedic surgery with you.
How many orthopedic surgeries does Dr. Grossfeld perform a year?
2011, Dr. Grossfeld performed 178 knee cases, 153 shoulder cases and 161 various
other orthopedic surgeries for a total of 492 cases.
What is Dr. Grossfeld's surgical site infection rate?
Interested in answers to some frequently asked
questions about orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and specific conditions? Check out more of our FAQ pages.