When to Seek a Second Opinion on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

When to Seek a Second Opinion on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
When to Seek a Second Opinion on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

When to Seek a Second Opinion on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

The goal of hip and knee replacement surgery is to get you back moving again - without daily nagging joint pain. If you or a loved one are considering joint replacement, a second opinion can always help in your decision. A second opinion on hip and knee replacement from an expert joint reconstruction orthopedic surgeon can help confirm the right approach to your joint condition. Whether you have a new condition, or have struggled with chronic pain for a long time, getting an accurate diagnosis is essential. 

A second opinion on joint replacement of the hip or knee can help you understand your condition and treatment options and feel confident in your treatment plan or journey through joint replacement. Just like getting an extra bid on your HVAC or home repairs by a licensed professional, you should take extra care in getting the right diagnosis and treatment for your health. Seek out a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon with proper training, credentials, board certifications, experience and positive patient outcomes. 

When to Seek a Second Opinion?

  • You would like to consider a different treatment plan
  • You have doubts about the diagnosis
  • You are not satisfied with the recommended treatment plan
  • You have doubts about having major surgery
  • You have lost confidence in your healthcare provider 

Dr. Natham Hammel is committed to the highest level of surgical expertise and provides comprehensive, individualized care for all patients. He offers second opinions for new patients virtually or in-person. You will need to obtain or share your medical records and imaging. 

If you have undergone joint replacement by another surgeon, but your symptoms continue or complications arise, Dr. Hamell can help. Dr. Hammel is a board-certified fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary hip and knee replacement with extensive experience in tumor care, and revision joint replacement surgery. Recognized as a national lecturer regarding Orthopaedic Oncology, he has lectured several times at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. Dr. Hammel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

AUTHOR: Natham Hammel, MD is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement in Southern California, serving the Greater San Diego area.

  •  The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University - Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • The Naval Medical Center
  • University of Miami Hospital

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  • “Dr. Hammel just performed my second hip replacement surgery and I am feeling great. 4 days post op and I cannot wait to enjoy my life again that he has given me the opportunity to live to the fullest! He is such an easy going professional that listened to all of my concerns and requests. I cant...”

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