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Dos And Don’ts Before Joint Replacement Surgery

Ben Franklin once shared the wise words, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This motivational quote refers to any number of things, and believe it or not, joint replacement surgery too. Let’s see how being well prepared and the dos and don’ts before joint replacement surgery apply as well.

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Understanding The Difference Between Sprains, Strains, And Fractures

All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor. The only way to know for certain is to visit Rochester Community Orthopaedics for an evaluation and X-ray.

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Dr. Gary C. Bessette Announces His Retirement

Gary C. Bessette, M.D.

Dr. Bessette has announced his retirement effective June 1st, 2022. Dr. Bessette will be missed, and the team at Rochester Community Orthopaedics wishes him health and happiness in his future endeavors.

You can read Dr. Bessette’s retirement letter below.

Letter from Dr. Besette

Dear Patient:

I am writing to inform you of my retirement effective June 1, 2022. I sincerely appreciate the trust you have had in me to provide for your orthopaedic care over the years. I have been fortunate to have practiced with my 3 wonderful and caring partners at this office – Dr. David Carrier, Rola Rashid, and Matthew Bessette, all of whom will be available for your future needs.

You need not take any action at this time as your records will remain in the office. In the event that you wish to have your records transferred to an orthopaedic provider outside this office please call to arrange for that transfer. The Monroe Medical Society (585) 473-7573, also maintains a list of other orthopaedic physicians.

Through the years, copies of your past office visits were always sent to your primary care physician after your visits so they are also familiar with your orthopaedic care.

I wish you all the best of health and happiness.


Gary C. Bessette, MD