We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Chesterfield, MO.

Dr. Matthew Vernon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Nepple include hip problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nepple is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Clavicle Fracture, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Blatnik completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Overuse Injuries, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCormick include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. McCormick performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. McCormick's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Noel Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
14532 Outer 40 Chesterfield Orthopedic Center; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Anna Miller sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Her medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan M Nunley, MD, BA
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Nunley is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Nunley's areas of expertise include the following: hip reconstruction and knee reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nunley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Hip Problems, Hip Reconstruction, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Muyibat A Adelani, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Muyibat Adelani's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. She is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Adelani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Adelani completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Dy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Dy's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dy include musculoskeletal problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dy honors. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hand Fracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus Injury, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Leland Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Miller's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Miller completed his residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Leg Problems, Clubfoot, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

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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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