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
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with meniscus repair. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

ACL Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

Meniscus Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your meniscus repair. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

Meniscus Root Repair
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your meniscus root repair. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

Microfracture – PASTE Graft
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your microfracture with PASTE graft. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

MPFL Reconstruction
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your MPFL reconstruction. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

Partial Meniscectomy
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your partial meniscectomy. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

Total Knee Replacement
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your total knee replacement. Learn more about recommended follow-up appointments, ice machines and narcotic medication disposal.

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Review common knee conditions and procedures performed at TCO.

Shoulder

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

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

Shoulder Arthroscopy With Subacromial Decompression
Review proper post-operative care and what to expect following your shoulder arthroscopy with subacromial decompression. 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
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.

Videos

TCO Talks With Dr. Arthur: Bike Safety & Bike Injuries
Dr. Andrew Arthur shares bike safety tips for riders of all ages, and even uses x-rays to explain the common injuries he sees.