We found 3 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 E Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated Dr. Echols highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Echols is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $7,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,532
Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Infante's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Infante trained at Grandview Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, partial knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $5,495
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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