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Dr. Patrick Michael Connor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Patrick Connor is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Connor include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Dr. Connor has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Connor's distinctions include: Top Doctors, US News & World Report, 2012 - 2013; Charlotte's Top Doctors 2013, Charlotte Magazine; and Best Doctor's in America 2013, BestDoctors.com. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $206
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Howard David Homesley Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Barron & Homesley Orthopedic Specialists; 449-a North Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. H. Homesley is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Homesley include total hip replacement, musculoskeletal problems, and total knee replacement. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Physician of the Year-Presbyterian Orthpaedic Hosp, Nurses at Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital. He is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Dr. Homesley is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 557
  • Uninsured Cost: $321
  • Medicare Cost: $66
Dr. Marcus Peter Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1918 Randolph Road; Suite 700
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Marcus Cook's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cook include musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $245
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Donald Frank Dalessandro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Donald D'alessandro is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. D'alessandro include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. D'alessandro has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. D'alessandro include: Sports Medicine Person of the Year, by North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association; Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, by Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC; and Walt Disney Award for a decade of medical staff participation, Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. James Edward Flesichli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Fleischli is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Fleischli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Fleischli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fleischli trained at Carolinas Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Fleischli average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleischli takes Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $198
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Paul Christopher Perlik, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Paul Perlik's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Charlotte, NC, Matthews, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Perlik has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Perlik graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Perlik completed a residency program at Letterman Army Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Perlik include: Named a 2011 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine; Named a 2010 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine; and Named a 2009 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perlik is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $146 - $175
  • Medicare Cost: $42 - $65
Dr. Erika Gordon Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Erika Gantt practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gantt an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gantt graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $156 - $190
  • Medicare Cost: $39 - $68
Dr. William Lewis Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. William Griffin works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Griffin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Griffin performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Business NC Magazine's Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Griffin's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Research, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Total ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $219
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Thomas Keith Fehring, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Fehring sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fehring's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fehring has received include James A Rand Young Investigators Award, American Assoc Hip & Knee Surgeons; Coventry Award - outstanding paper, The Knee Society; and Ranawat Award-outstanding paper, The Knee Society. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $230
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. John Kent Ellington, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Ellington's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Ellington is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ellington's practice is open to new patients. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $160
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Lois Kathleen Osier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Lois Osier is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Charlotte, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Osier average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of hand surgery procedures, congenital hand disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Osier welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Osier has received include Named (2011) one of the 70 Female Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know; Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine; and Named a 2012 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Congenital Hand Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $153 - $212
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $61
Dr. John Leander Masonis, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Masonis is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave Dr. Masonis an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Masonis attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Resident Teaching Award - 2001, 2003; Clinical Orthopaedic Society - Residents paper award, Seattle; and Summa Cum Laude. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $228
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Bryan Donald Springer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Bryan Springer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Springer's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Springer graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Generation Next: Leader in Total Joint Replacement [ Feature ]; John Insall Knee Society Travelling Fellowship; and AAHKS James Rand Young Investigators Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 126
  • Uninsured Cost: $206 - $224
  • Medicare Cost: $27 - $62
Dr. Glenn Bradford Perry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Glenn Perry is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Perry's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perry accepts Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 143
  • Uninsured Cost: $245
  • Medicare Cost: $50
Dr. Stephen Frederick Brockmeier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Stephen Brockmeier is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brockmeier include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Brockmeier performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America List; Top Doctor - US News, Castle Connelly; and Deputy Editor, JBJS Sports Medicine Highlights. Dr. Brockmeier's professional affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Ankle Sprain, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $265
  • Medicare Cost: $48
Dr. Walter Burns Beaver Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Walter Beaver is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Beaver include knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beaver include: Top 26 Knee Surgeons in the US and Intern of the Year Award: Yale University/New Haven Hospital. Dr. Beaver's professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 172
  • Uninsured Cost: $217
  • Medicare Cost: $60

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.