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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. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Connor attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Connor include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Top Doctors, US News & World Report, 2012 - 2013; Charlotte's Top Doctors 2013, Charlotte Magazine; and Best Doctor's in America 2013, BestDoctors.com. Dr. Connor's professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Connor's 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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Homesley include total hip replacement, musculoskeletal problems, and total knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Homesley is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Physician of the Year-Presbyterian Orthpaedic Hosp, Nurses at Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital. He welcomes 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. Donald Frank Dalessandro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Donald D'alessandro sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. D'alessandro's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. D'alessandro studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. D'alessandro 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Fleischli is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Fleischli is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fleischli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He is accepting 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 is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Perlik's areas of expertise consist of hand problems and musculoskeletal problems. He honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Perlik has received distinctions including 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gantt include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally 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. Sonya Gorski Rissmiller, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. Dr. Rissmiller is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rissmiller is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor; and Charlotte's Top Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Stanly Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $168
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. William Lewis Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. William Griffin is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Charlotte, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Griffin average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Griffin is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Business NC Magazine's Top Doctors.

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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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests include knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Fehring attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fehring accepts Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he 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. He welcomes 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. Marcus Peter Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1918 Randolph Road; Suite 700
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Marcus Cook works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. In his practice, Dr. Cook focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Cook attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $245
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. John Kent Ellington, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Ellington specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Ellington's clinical interests include foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He is open to new patients.

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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. Edward Nathaniel Hanley Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1025 Morehead Medical Drive; Suite 300
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Edward Hanley's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanley include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hanley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hanley attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Best Doctors-North Carolina, Business North Carolina; President, American Orthopaedic Association; and President, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $52
  • Medicare Cost: $42
Dr. Lois Kathleen Osier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Lois Osier is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Charlotte, NC. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures, congenital hand disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Osier is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Before performing her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Osier attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. 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 has an open panel.

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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 him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Masonis's professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Dr. Masonis takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award - 2001, 2003; Clinical Orthopaedic Society - Residents paper award, Seattle; and Summa Cum Laude.

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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. Roy Alan Majors, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Roy Majors is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Majors attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Majors is 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: 135
  • Uninsured Cost: $215
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Jeffrey Edward Peacock, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1025 Morehead Medical Drive; Suite 225
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Peacock specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Peacock attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in spinal pain, pain management, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Peacock is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Lexington Memorial Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Union.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $548
  • Medicare Cost: $47

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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.