Frequently Asked Questions

My assistant, Pam, is your key point of contact.  She tells me there are a number of questions which are asked over and over.  Here they are.

What is Dr. Hacker’s specialty ?

Dr. Hacker is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder problems.  He  is fellowship trained in sports medicine.  He performs more knee surgery procedures than nearly all orthopedists in the area. The most common procedures are knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement.   If you have a knee or shoulder problem, he is happy to see you.

What else does Dr. Hacker treat?

Dr. Hacker, in addition to his specialty, treats general orthopedic conditions as well and performs joint replacement surgery, trauma surgery, adolescent surgery, and more.  Contact Pam to see if Dr. Hacker will see you for your condition.

If I need surgery, what is Dr. Hacker’s schedule like?

Typically, most outpatient procedures can be scheduled within 2 weeks, and most inpatient procedures within 4 weeks depending on OR availability.  Contact Pam to find out more.

What should I bring to my appointment?

First, bring any imaging studies you have had.  Please bring a copy of your X-rays, MRI and CT scans on a disk – don’t rely on your primary care physician’s office or the imaging center to send them.  Next, wear loose, comfortable clothing, making it easy to see where it hurts!  Complete Dr. Hacker’s intake forms before you get to the office.