How does one get questions answered leading up to surgery? I saw my (new) OS Nov. 1st. What came of that was the diagnosis of aseptic loosening and decision for surgery. I brought up my nickel allergy (my ortho LTT panel came back "highly reactive"). The OS says he has two implant choices after expressing skepticism about the issue, and said we'd have the chance to discuss it later. So yesterday I called up Orthopedic Analysis with some questions and ended up with a helpful conversation with Dr. Hallab. I feel even more convinced of the need for non-nickel implants. However, how do I continue this discussion with my OS (who is 5 hours away)? I have sent a question by patient portal and so far have not heard back. I am scheduled for revision Jan. 9th.