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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Matarazzo has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Matarazzo 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rosenfield attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Kingsley Chin is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include arthritis. Dr. Chin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Chin attended Harvard Medical School. He speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Joseph Neustein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 100
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Neustein works as an orthopedic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Atlantis, FL. Dr. Neustein is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustein honors. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has a special interest in knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Grandic's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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 spine surgeon, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedist. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Reuter average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reuter accepts.

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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)

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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.