We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Chesterfield, MO.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. His areas of expertise include hip problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Nepple attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Nepple's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Her professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blatnik is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of UH Case Medical Center's residency program.

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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, Toe 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's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Miller trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Her professional affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

Dr. Christopher Dy works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dy include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Dy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's 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. Muyibat A Adelani, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Muyibat Adelani sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Her medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Adelani has indicated that her clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and knee reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, and Washington University Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Adelani attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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. 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 is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Miller's medical residency was performed at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Pes Planus, 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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