We found 9 orthopedic surgeons near The Villages, FL.
Dr. David Ethier's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ethier include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ethier completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ethier is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Mulhern is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lady Lake, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Mulhern is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mulhern's office for an appointment. Dr. Mulhern attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan is a The Villages, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider 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 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Cynthia Harding's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harding graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Harding trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.
Dr. Deenesh Sahajpal's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kingston General Hospital. Dr. Sahajpal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Michael Messieh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Clermont, FL, Lady Lake, FL, and Davenport, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Messieh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Messieh is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Robert Kelly is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kelly's training includes a residency program at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.