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

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blaine is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen 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. 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Anand has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Anand is affiliated with 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, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Jokl's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jokl is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Jokl focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports health. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Jokl attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jokl (or staff) is conversant in German and Afrikaans.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mayor at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mayor has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Joseph Wu's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY). He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Medvecky average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Medvecky attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Robert Stanton sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Stanton's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stanton's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Stanton attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daigneault has an open panel. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. John Kelley is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kelley attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kelley is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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. Gary E Friedlaender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Friedlaender obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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: , arthritis, bone cancer, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Cancer, Fractures, Limb Preservation, Arthritis, Metastatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Diana is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. His areas of expertise 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diana takes. Dr. Diana's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Henry Backe's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Backe's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sumner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sumner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, hip fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (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. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aversa graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aversa trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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.