We found 44 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Shelton, CT.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaine honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mayor is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mayor is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanton takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Stanton has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation Fellow, Columbia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky, who practices in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Medvecky completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, PCL injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
350 Seymour Avenue; #1036, Hewitt Pavilion (the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospi.
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Anand graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Anand include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anand accepts. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Daigneault obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Daigneault takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelley include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kelley is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Altman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1 Greenwich Place; 889 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. James Yue specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yue attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Yue a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yue takes. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Speciality Group, P.c.; Two Enterprise Drive
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Richer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone tumor, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary E Friedlaender, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Friedlaender is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, Bone Tumor

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner is an orthopedist. Dr. Baumgaertner accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baumgaertner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baumgaertner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Diana include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Diana is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Diana attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Diana's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Backe graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone tumor, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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