We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Atlantis, FL.

Dr. Marc Francis Matarazzo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 100
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Marc Matarazzo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Atlantis, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. Matarazzo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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

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

Dr. Jeffery Scott Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 100
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfield works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenfield is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7138 Lake Worth Road; Suite C
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Kingsley Chin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on arthritis. He honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Dr. Chin is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7138 Lake Worth Road; Suite C
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Reuter is a specialist in spine surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reuter include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Reuter is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reuter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Reuter attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 100
Atlantis, FL
 

Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2828 Seacrest Boulevard; Suite 2828
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Grandic include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Grandic is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grandic accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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