- Are hospitals turning to telemedicine during COVID-19?
- What if I need a procedure or surgery?
- Ouch, I just got hurt! How do I safely get treated amidst the COVID-19 outbreak?
- Is my orthopedic condition urgent?
- What precautionary measures have you taken to ensure the health and safety of your patients?
- What to do with my injury if hospitals are overwhelmed during COVID-19?
- What is the difference between arthroscopic and open surgery?
- I don’t have insurance. Can I still be seen as a patient?
- Will I get relief of pain immediately after an injection?
- What is PRP?
- Do you offer PRP (platelet rich plasma) or stem cell injections?
- What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a hand surgeon?
- Do all surgeries require general anesthesia?
- What are your office hours?
- Do you have on on-site surgical facility?
- What hospitals are you affiliated with?
- What is the recovery time for most procedures?
- Can I have surgery on both hands at the same time?
- What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and can it be prevented?
- Will the injection of cortisone to alleviate inflammation cause weight gain?
- Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) resolve with therapy?
- Do you perform surgeries alone?
- Do you only treat hands?
- How long has Dr. Badia been in practice?
Yes, even some hospitals, crowded with coronavirus-infected individuals, have been increasingly turning to telemedicine and remote devices to perform physical examinations of patients who are at home. The intent is to relieve pressure on emergency rooms and outpatient clinics, while keeping [...]
Badia Hand to Shoulder Center agrees with, and is following the recommendations of, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, due to COVID-19 policies (read Important COVID-19 update), Dr. Badia will not be performing orthopedic procedures that are considered [...]
Getting hurt is never fun, but now with fears about the COVID-19 pandemic (read "Visitor Advisory"), many patients are left wondering how to safely seek treatment for their orthopedic injury or condition, without increasing their risk of contracting the virus. Badia Hand to Shoulder [...]
Urgent orthopedic conditions are conditions which require care either immediately or within days. This includes conditions such as: Fractures Dislocations Lacerations Tendon ruptures This also includes some routine care, such as cast removals. Many orthopedic conditions, [...]
In light of the Coronavirus outbreak (see COVID-19 FQA's), we have implemented a number of precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, while continuing to care for your orthopedic needs. To prevent the potential spread of any transmitted illnesses, [...]
As it was shared by Dr. Badia on this news article, COVID-19 is expected to overwhelm hospitals (read "COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions"). For effective treatment of most orthopedic injuries: avoid hospital emergency rooms. That’s the advice of noted, Florida-based orthopedic surgeon [...]
Open surgery is “traditional” surgery, where an incision is made in the skin using a scalpel. You may have seen surgeries on TV or in the movies, where a surgeon makes an incision, then performs surgery through the incision. The size of the incision varies, depending on the type of [...]
Absolutely! We work with all insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. We also offer self-pay packages for patients who do not have, or who choose not to use their insurance. Call us for pricing. [...]
Pain can be frustrating, and we want to help alleviate your pain as quickly and safely as we can. There are various types of injections you may be offered to alleviate your symptoms or improve your condition, and each has its own timeframe of when you will feel relief. An injection of [...]
Blood is mainly a liquid (plasma), which contains some solid components (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Platelets contain growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma that has a higher concentration than what is typically found [...]