Let 2023 be the year that you finally get that new knee you’ve been putting off!
There isn’t necessarily a “best” time to schedule a knee replacement surgery, as the timing will depend on a number of factors, including your overall health, the severity of your knee pain and damage, your schedule and availability for the surgery and recovery. That being said, the new year can be a good time to consider scheduling surgery for your new knee, a few reasons.
Resolving to be better to yourself in the new year
Many people make resolutions to take better care of their health at the start of the year. Visiting the doctor is a good way to follow through on that resolution and get a check-up to make sure everything is in good order.
In addition to improving your physical abilities, a knee replacement surgery can also have a positive impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Severe knee pain can be debilitating and can significantly impact your daily life and overall sense of well-being. By reducing or eliminating this pain, getting a new knee can help improve your overall quality of life and give you a greater sense of independence and freedom.
At Dayton Orthopedic Surgery, we will be delighted to start the year off right with a full physical assessment, where we will create a custom treatment plan for you. With time, diligence and expert care, 2023 can be a time of enormous physical transformation for you. We can do everything made possible by the latest advances in modern medicine to ensure that you are happy, healthy and pain free for a long time to come!
New year, new out-of-pocket maximum
If you have a deductible or out-of-pocket maximum as part of your insurance plan, the new year is often when those reset. This means that if you have any medical procedures or tests that you have been putting off due to cost concerns, the new year might be a good time to schedule them so that you can take advantage of your reset insurance benefits.
The dedicated insurance liaisons at Dayton Orthopedic Surgery are extremely skilled with figuring out how to maximize your insurance benefits. Just think… This time next year, you could be starting 2024 off feeling like a million dollars, without spending that much to get there!
It makes prudent financial sense to get a custom treatment plan for all your aches, pains and concerns NOW, to save untold amounts of money in the future. A new knee, plus all of the imaging, physical therapy and rehab needed can easily reach your out-of-pocket maximum. Meaning, you could essentially have ‘free’ medical care for the rest of 2023, if you schedule your new knee now.
Arthritis treatment? Covered. Your shoulder that does that weird painful thing sometimes? Also covered. Your dodgy hip? You get the picture…
Setting the tone
The start of the year is a good time to set the tone for the rest of the year. Establish a regular schedule for preventive care, such as annual physicals and screenings. This can help you catch any potential health issues early and get treatment if needed.
If you have been experiencing significant pain and discomfort due to a damaged knee, the new year might be a good time to start the year off on a positive note by getting the surgery and beginning the recovery process.
Scheduling time off work
It is generally far easier to schedule time off work at the beginning of the year, rather than waiting until the summer when everyone is trying to plan vacations. Waiting until the end of the year to schedule your new knee can also be fraught with complications, as many workplaces black out requests for time off around the Holidays.