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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Matarazzo's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rosenfield trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Chin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chin is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Atlantis, FL. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Neustein welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Grandic's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specialist in spine surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reuter include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Dr. Reuter attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reuter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.