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Michael Joseph Latteier MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37100 N Gantzel Road, Suite 107; San Tan Valley
Maricopa, AZ

Dr. Michael Latteier's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Latteier (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Latteier include partial knee replacement. Dr. Latteier is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Latteier studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. He is in-network for the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare insurance. Dr. Latteier has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Army Commendation Medal; and NATO Medal. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hip and knee pain and arthritis, joint replacement of the hip and knee, including less invasive ... (Read more)

Jason Kent Ferrari MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21772 S Ellsworth Loop Road; Queen Creek
Maricopa, AZ

Dr. Jason Ferrari's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Ferrari attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts the following insurance: the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare. Dr. Ferrari has received the distinction of Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Clinical interests: Sports related injuries to the knee and shoulder including arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hunt Udall MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
37100 N Gantzel Road, Suite 107; San Tan Valley
Maricopa, AZ

Dr. John Udall is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), and pediatric sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Udall focuses on general orthopedics and trauma. Dr. Udall is rated highly by his patients. He takes the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Udall has received the following distinction: Kennedy Center Award for best anthropology research at Brigham Young University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shea Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: general pediatric orthopedics and trauma, Pediatric and adult sports medicine including ... (Read more)

Dr. David Berg Nilsen DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21772 S Ellsworth Loop Road; Queen Creek
Maricopa, AZ

Dr. David Nilsen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Queen Creek, AZ, Maricopa, AZ, and San Tan Valley, AZ. In his practice, Dr. Nilsen focuses on arthroscopic surgery, hip reconstruction, and knee reconstruction. He accepts the following insurance: the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare. Dr. Nilsen obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Nilsen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Adult Knee and Hip Reconstruction, Arthritis, bone and joint injuries and ... (Read more)

Dr. John Howey Crothers MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37100 N Gantzel Road, Suite 107; San Tan Valley
Maricopa, AZ

Dr. John Crothers sees patients in Gilbert, AZ and Maricopa, AZ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Crothers's clinical interests include general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Crothers an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for the University Physicians Healthcare Group insurance.

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Clinical interests: General orthopedics, sports medicine

Dr. David G Van De Wyngaerde (VanDe Wyngaerde) MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37000 N. Gantzel Road
Queen Creek, AZ
(480) 394-4480

Dr. David Vande Wyngaerde is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Vande Wyngaerde attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Vande Wyngaerde's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Vande Wyngaerde is affiliated with Banner Health. He is open to new patients.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.
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