We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. PPO near Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Prodromos's areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prodromos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard S Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Rabinowitz obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rabinowitz at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Narendra R Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Patel works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: MRI, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Aaron Yaffe, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mark Yaffe's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaffe include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and finger joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

Donald B Cosley
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
121 S Wilke Road; Suite 103
Arlington Hts, IL
 

Dr. Donald Cosley's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Cosley's clinical interests include diabetic foot ulcers, foot surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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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.
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