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Dr. David Edward Attarian, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Attarian is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Attarian include arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and soft tissue tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Attarian is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Attarian include: Best Doctors in America, Same; Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force; and Resident's Teaching Award, Ft. Worth Orthopaedic Program.

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Clinical Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Tendon Injury, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $189
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Steven Arthur Olson, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Steven Olson is a specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Durham, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olson include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Olson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. His distinctions include: Outstanding Faculty Educator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical C; Outstanding Faculty Educator, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Department of; and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Missouri School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. O Josh Bloom, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3700 Nw Cary Parkway; Suite 110
Cary, NC
 

Dr. O. Bloom's specialty is family medicine. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Moses Cone Health System for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and sports injuries. Dr. Bloom has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bloom is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries, Concussion, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Blake Reid Boggess, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Blake Boggess works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Durham, NC. Dr. Boggess's clinical interests include toenail removal, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Boggess attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boggess is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Sports Health, Ganglion Cyst Aspiration, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 248
  • Uninsured Cost: $162 - $203
  • Medicare Cost: $57 - $65
Dr. James Gordon Blount Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3700 Nw Cary Parkway; Suite 110
Cary, NC
 

Dr. James Blount works as a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Blount is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blount is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Concussion, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $51
Dr. Monica Denise Barnes Durity, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10950 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC
 

Dr. Monica Barnes-Durity is a family practice physician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes-Durity include thyroid problems, depression, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barnes-Durity is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Health Promotion, Ganglion ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Paul Bolognesi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Michael Bolognesi practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His areas of expertise include hip resurfacing, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and arthritis surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. Dr. Bolognesi attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bolognesi accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $229
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. John William Ragsdale III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5213 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC
 

Dr. John Ragsdale's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ragsdale include colposcopy, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Ragsdale is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Community Health Issues, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria Guifen Liu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Gloria Liu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu's areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, botox injection, and acupuncture treatment. She honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Xi'an Medical University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Liu speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine and Davis Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Spasticity, Acupuncture Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $31
Dr. Melissa Maria Erickson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Melissa Erickson is a Durham, NC physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Erickson completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Erickson is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Grant Edward Garrigues, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Grant Garrigues is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Garrigues completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Andre Christopher Grant, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3700 Northwest Cary Parkway
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Andre Grant specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grant is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Grant attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 145
  • Uninsured Cost: $210
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. John Joseph Hart, MS, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
162 Legacy Oaks Drive
Knightdale, NC
 

Dr. John Hart's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hart trained at Lancaster General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hart include splinting (splint application), removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and joint injections. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Hart is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Sports Health, Ganglion Cyst Aspiration, Ingrown Toenails, Fractures, Joint Aspiration, Removal of ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $132
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. Christopher Zaguirre Rayala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10950 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Rayala works as a family practice physician in Morrisville, NC and Cary, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rayala include long term care, cryotherapy, and thyroid problems. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Rayala attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rayala is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Long Term Care, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Allen Shaner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Brian Shaner specializes in family medicine. Dr. Shaner's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Shaner obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Incision and Drainage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Secord Wellman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Samuel Wellman is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Wellman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hip resurfacing, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). He accepts Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $190
  • Medicare Cost: $53

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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.