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

Dr. David Attarian is a Durham, NC physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Attarian include arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and soft tissue tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Attarian graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Durham, NC. Dr. Olson's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. 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. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Olson has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Bloom a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of general care and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Moses Cone Health System for his residency. Dr. Bloom speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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' medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boggess include toenail removal, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Boggess is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Blount has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Blount focuses on concussion and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Blount's education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Carolinas Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Barnes-Durity attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. Michael Bolognesi is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip resurfacing, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and arthritis surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bolognesi is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Bolognesi attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ragsdale include colposcopy, thyroid problems, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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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. Dr. Erickson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency. She honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Erickson's professional affiliations include 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garrigues include shoulder problems and elbow problems. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Gloria Guifen Liu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Gloria Liu is a Durham, NC physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Liu focuses on spasticity, botox injection, and acupuncture treatment. She takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Xi'an Medical University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Liu 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. Andre Christopher Grant, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3700 Northwest Cary Parkway
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Andre Grant practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Grant attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained 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 for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 145
  • Uninsured Cost: $210
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. Mark Anthony Curzan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1120 Se Cary Parkway; Suite 100
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Mark Curzan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Curzan honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $177
  • Medicare Cost: $65
Dr. John Joseph Hart, MS, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
162 Legacy Oaks Drive
Knightdale, NC
 

Dr. John Hart practices family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Hart obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: splinting (splint application), removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and joint injections. The average patient rating for Dr. Hart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hart accepts Medicare insurance. He 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Morrisville, NC and Cary, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Rayala include long term care, cryotherapy, and thyroid problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rayala's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He 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 works as a family practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and sports health. Dr. Shaner takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shaner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

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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.