Andrew F. Arthur, MD

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Patient Education

General Forms

Before Your Surgery
Review how to prepare for your surgery including eating and drinking instructions

Outpatient Day of Surgery
Review what type of schedule to expect the day of your outpatient surgery.

Narcotic Disposal
Learn about the importance of properly disposing narcotic medications and ways that you can safely dispose of them.

Release of Medical Information
View, print and fill out the Release of Medical Records Authorization form.

Hip

Total Hip Replacement – Anterior Approach
Learn how to prepare for your anterior approach total hip replacement, what to expect once you are discharged and the recommended follow-up appointments.

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Review common hip conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

Knee

ACL Reconstruction – Hamstring Tendon Allograft
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction – hamstring tendon allograft. You’ll also learn about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

ACL Reconstruction – Hamstring Tendon Autograft
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction – hamstring tendon autograft. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

ACL Reconstruction – Patellar Tendon Autograft
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction – patellar tendon autograft. Learn more about the recommended appointments you will need to make, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

ACL Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Knee Meniscectomy
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee meniscectomy. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Knee Meniscus Root Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee meniscus root repair. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Knee Microfracture
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee microfracture. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Knee Microfracture – PASTE Graft
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee microfracture and PASTE graft. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Knee Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your knee posterolateral corner reconstruction. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Meniscus Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your meniscus repair. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

MPFL Reconstruction
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Learn more about the recommended follow-up appointments, at-home physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation progression, ice machines and narcotic medications disposal.

Total Knee Replacement
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your total knee replacement. Learn about follow-up appointments to check progress and when you may begin working with a physical therapist.

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Review common knee conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

Shoulder

Arthroscopic Shoulder Subacromial Decompression
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your arthroscopic shoulder subacromial decompression. Learn more about follow-up appointments to check progress and when you may begin working with a physical therapist.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Labral Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your arthroscopic shoulder labral repair. Learn more about follow-up appointments to check progress and when you may begin working with a physical therapist.

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your shoulder rotator cuff repair. Learn more about follow-up appointments to check progress and when you may begin working with a physical therapist.

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Review common shoulder and elbow conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

Elbow

Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your distal biceps tendon repair. Learn more about follow-up appointments to check progress and when you may begin working with a physical therapist.

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Review common shoulder and elbow conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

Ankle

Achilles Tendon Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your Achilles tendon repair including recommended timing for post-op clinic appointments.

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Review common foot and ankle conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

OrthoIllustrated is an Internet-based resource for Sports Medicine patient education. On this interactive website, patients will find information about the diagnosis and treatment of common Sports Medicine injuries.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.
American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
An information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.
Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.

Minnesota Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
The Minnesota Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, operates across the state to assist those affected by the disease and provide current information for people with arthritis and their families.

Travel Protocols for those with Metal Implants
Please see this page on the Transportation Security Administration website that outlines special arrangements for those with certain medical conditions.

PerfectFit Physical Therapy
Control your path to better health with an easy way to faster physical therapy results. Click the link to the PerfectFit website, where you can enter your unique code.