I have an appointment scheduled at Tri-County Orthopedics, should I keep it?
If you have a first postoperative or follow-up appointment requiring x-rays, casting, or pain management, we suggest you keep the appointment unless our office contacts you otherwise. If you have a non-urgent follow-up appointment, we will likely contact you to arrange a telemedicine appointment or to reschedule at a later date when there is less risk of COVID-19 exposure in public places.
If you have any high-risk factors for COVID-19 infection, we suggest you reschedule. These include:
- You have fever, cough, shortness of breath
- You are immunocompromised
- You have recently been exposed to someone with a known COVID-19 infection
- You are over the age of 65
What offices are open?
In order to reduce exposure of our staff and practitioners, we have temporarily closed our Bedminster, Livingston, and Sparta offices. We are still evaluating patients at our Cedar Knolls and Denville locations.
I have a new injury. Can I be evaluated at Tri-County Orthopedics?
Although we have temporarily closed our Walk-in Clinic, we have practitioners available 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and practitioners on call 24/7 to address any acute musculoskeletal needs. Please call (973) 538-2334 and we can help facilitate an appointment.
I wanted a second opinion for a non-urgent injury.
Some of our practitioners can perform new patient consultations through a telemedicine appointment. This will require a scheduled remote appointment, but you may need to drop off any imaging studies (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans) at our office for the practitioner to review. Please call our office to see if you are a candidate for a telemedicine appointment at (973) 538-2334.
Do you have appointments available other than in person?
Yes. We are available for telephone follow-ups as well as Orthopedic Telemedicine appointments. Click here for more details.
I have an elective surgery scheduled, will it still happen as scheduled?
As of Friday, March 27th, Governor Murphy has suspended all elective surgeries until further notice. There are still some surgeries that are considered non-elective such as fractures, infections, and tendon injuries that would lead to poor outcomes if significantly delayed that will be performed. We have no specific timetable for when elective surgery will resume. Once the ban is lifted, we will plan on accommodating all patients by rescheduling at their convenience.
We understand many of our patients have planned around these scheduled surgeries and may have questions about their condition and timing of surgery. If you have questions, please reach out to your surgeon at (973) 538-2334.
What precautions is Tri-County Orthopedics taking to protect me during my visit?
We care about the safety of our patients and staff and have taken the following actions:
- We are significantly limiting the number of patients seen on a given day, limiting it to the most urgent problems.
- To prevent over-crowding in our waiting room, we may have you wait in your car until we’re ready to see you.
- We are only allowing one family member to accommodate minors or those patients in need of assistance for ambulation.
- We are only seeing patients in our Cedar knolls and Denville locations.
- All staff has been reminded of proper hygiene, and rooms are cleaned between patient appointments.
- We are transitioning to an online health entry format to reduce exchange of paper handouts.
Do I need to wear a mask during my visit?
You are not required to wear a mask unless you are sick. Per the current CDC guidelines, (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/preventio...) you do not need to wear a mask unless you are sick or in close contact with someone who is sick. Many of our practitioners and staff will wear masks as a precaution to protect both the patient and staff member or practitioner when in close contact.
Click here for an important update from Tri-county Orthopedics regarding COVID-19.x