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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Medicare PPO near Ellicott City, MD.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Ellicott City, MD, Westminster, MD, and Baltimore, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, back pain, and knee injury. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sedgley accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sedgley attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sedgley's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Kernan Drive; Suite 1154
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Baltimore, MD and Lutherville Timonium, MD. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Murthi completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. His clinical interests include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murthi is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Shin MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Shin works as a general practitioner and orthopedist in Baltimore, MD, Ellicott City, MD, and Gambrills, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Shin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Frank Frassica is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. Dr. Frassica is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Frassica obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lindsay Jones is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Jones has indicated that her clinical interests include sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Robert McKinstry's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave Dr. McKinstry an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. McKinstry is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, joint infection

All Interests: Joint Pain, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, ... (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.