We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Aurora, CO.
Dr. Franklyn Scott's areas of specialization are hand surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: strains, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Wounds, Fractures, Strains, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Cerebral ... (Read more)
Dr. Kushal Patel is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, total shoulder replacement, and knee arthritis. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin Caperton is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Aurora, CO. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caperton accepts.
Dr. Woodley Desir practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Aurora, CO and Sterling, CO. Dr. Desir honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Banner Health Clinic.
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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.