We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Eden, NC.
Dr. David Dalsimer's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Dalsimer graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Nash General Hospital.
Dr. Steven Case works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Eden, NC. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Case is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Dr. Rodney Mortenson works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Eden, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Mortenson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mortenson is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Mortenson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Scott McGinley is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.