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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 an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Dr. Connor is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Connor has received 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. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC. These areas are among Dr. Homesley's clinical interests: total hip replacement, musculoskeletal problems, and total knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Frye Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Homesley takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Physician of the Year-Presbyterian Orthpaedic Hosp, Nurses at Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital. He is open to 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 sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Cook's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Cook accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $245
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. William Lewis Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. William Griffin is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Griffin is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Griffin has received professional recognition including the following: Business NC Magazine's Top Doctors and 105 knee surgeons to know, Becker's ASC Review.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Fehring an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Fehring studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fehring completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fehring 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. Dr. Fehring is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. His practice 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. Donald Frank Dalessandro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Donald D'alessandro is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. D'alessandro a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'alessandro include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. D'alessandro attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Fleischli's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Fleischli average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Fleischli speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Lois Kathleen Osier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Lois Osier is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Charlotte, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Osier is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures, congenital hand disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. She honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Osier attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Osier's distinctions 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Osier is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gantt completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is especially interested in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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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. Bryan Donald Springer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Bryan Springer sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Springer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Springer has received include Generation Next: Leader in Total Joint Replacement [ Feature ]; John Insall Knee Society Travelling Fellowship; and AAHKS James Rand Young Investigators Award. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Charlotte, NC. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Perry takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Perry graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Perry 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Brockmeier's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Brockmeier's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America List; Top Doctor - US News, Castle Connelly; and Deputy Editor, JBJS Sports Medicine Highlights.

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Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, 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 sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Beaver at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Beaver's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Beaver attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top 26 Knee Surgeons in the US and Intern of the Year Award: Yale University/New Haven Hospital.

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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
Dr. Paul Christopher Perlik, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Paul Perlik's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perlik's areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Dr. Perlik accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Perlik attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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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. 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. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Masonis has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Masonis's distinctions include: Resident Teaching Award - 2001, 2003; Clinical Orthopaedic Society - Residents paper award, Seattle; and Summa Cum Laude. He is affiliated with 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. John Stuart Gaul III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Gaul is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems and musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gaul is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His professional affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Gaul is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $149 - $213
  • Medicare Cost: $41 - $62

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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.