Harlan Selesnick, M.D
 
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General

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (786) 308-3396. Our secretary will offer you the earliest available appointments with Dr. Selesnick.

Can X-rays be done in your office?

Our practice houses a comprehensive radiology department with facilities for X-rays. CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, bone scans, and interventional radiology are available at the hospital or outpatient facilities.

Why is arthroscopy necessary?

Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.

Which joints can be viewed with an arthroscope?

Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These are the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

If I need surgery, where will it be done?

Dr. Selesnick performs surgery at Doctors Hospital. Doctors Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables, is a 281-bed acute care facility that has provided high-quality medical care since 1949. Doctors Hospital is recognized for its services in orthopedics, neurosurgery, sports medicine, general surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and women's health. Its nationally recognized Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the official sports medicine provider for the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Discover Orange Bowl, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Sony Open Tennis, World Golf Championship Cadillac Championship, and ING Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in—to ensure that you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to maximize your recovery after surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment, remember to bring the following:

  • Have your insurance cards available for scanning into the record.
  • Copies of operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans (including any CD disks), and other reports from prior doctor visits.
  • If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist.
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report.

 
Dr. Selesnick
Arthroscopic Surgery
Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery
Knee Joint Replacement
Sports Injury Prevention
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