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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AmeriHealth near Hackensack, NJ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Gross is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Westwood, NJ, Emerson, NJ, and Hackensack, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Gross's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gross studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
500 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Mendez sees patients in Englewood, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Warren, NJ. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Mendez include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Capo, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. John Capo is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Capo is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Capo attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, ligament problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), tendon injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Lynne Lynne Glade Bender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue, Herbert Irving Pavilion; 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julia Glade-Bender specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. She is affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Glade-Bender is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Glade-Bender's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Immunotherapy, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Cancer, Metastatic Cancer

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
140 Route 17 North; Suite 323
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras is a hand surgery and general surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, tendon problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Tendon Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Linda Granowetter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Linda Granowetter specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), retinoblastoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Dr. Granowetter takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Granowetter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Granowetter is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry
200 Route; 73 Ste 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Lodge's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Lodge include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and nerve block. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and MultiPlan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Delaware Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, ligament problems, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, osteoporosis, tendon ruptures (tears), achilles tendon problems, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, bone problems, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.