We found 5 orthopedic reconstructive surgeons who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1424 near Clearwater, FL.
Dr. Richard Abdo's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, trigger point injections, and hand problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdo honors 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 SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Abdo has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Ankle Procedures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Foot Fractures, Foot Procedures, Foot Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)
Dr. David Whiddon is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiddon include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.
Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Orthopedic: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic: Knee, ... (Read more)
Dr. John McClure specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McClure include back pain, trigger point injections, and hand problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. McClure attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Back Problems/Evaluations/Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Procedures, Hip Procedures, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Willard Hughes is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency.
Clinical interests: Arthritis, Hip Procedures, Joint Injections, Joint Replacement, Knee Procedures, Orthopedic: Knee, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Schwab is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schwab's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Schwab attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schwab speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Back Problems/Evaluations/Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hip Procedures, Joint ... (Read more)
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Adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery is the medical specialty devoted to the surgical care or replacement of damaged joints in adults. Most commonly, this care focuses on the hip and knee, but it can also be used to treat joints such as the shoulder or ankle. Some adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons specialize on only one part of the body, such as the hip.
The most common cause of joint damage treated by adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon is arthritis. Other joint issues often seen involve cartilage and ligament tears, autoimmune disorders, and orthopedic complications due to diabetes or cancer.
Some of the procedures that may be performed by an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon include:
- Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty
- Meniscal repair, fixing a torn piece of cartilage in the knee
- Osteotomy, surgery to shorten, lengthen, or straighten a bone
- Arthroscopy, a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery using a hollow tube called an endoscope
- Resurfacing bones to improve the function of a joint
Even if a bone or joint is damaged, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons may have medical treatments available that can help patients avoid or delay surgery. Whether treatment is medical or surgical, their end goal is to help patients move freely and comfortably.