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Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Cohen attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Wu focuses on arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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

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

Dr. Alan M Reznik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Alan Reznik is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Branford, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reznik include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Reznik is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Orange, CT. His areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kelley's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and Wallingford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana, who practices in Hamden, CT and Orange, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Diana include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diana honors. Dr. Diana graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Diana 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1062-1072 Barnes Road; Suite 305
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Anna Tirado is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Tirado is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Scanlan is an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Scanlan is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Scanlan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Carpal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Moran practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hamden, CT and Branford, CT. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Moran trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Moran welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wijesekera takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2446 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Kristen Aversa works as a general OB/GYN. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Aversa (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. Dr. Aversa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCallum include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Patients gave Dr. McCallum an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar speaks Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Pringle is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aversa's clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa's practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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