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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Joshua Scott Hornstein MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
116 Washington Crossing Road
Pennington, NJ
(609) 581-2200

Dr. Joshua Hornstein's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hornstein include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Hornstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Hornstein attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fredric Alan Kleinbart MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3120 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609) 896-0444; (609) 587-4777

Dr. Fredric Kleinbart is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, closed reduction (non-surgical treatment of fractures), and ankle problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinbart attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Knee, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Ankle Disorders, Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery, Arthroscopic Knee & ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Nolan Jr MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3120 Princeton Pike; Suite 21
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609) 896-0444; (609) 587-4777

Dr. John Nolan's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, total hip replacement, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Nolan's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nolan's medical residency was performed at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip and Knee, Arthritis of the Hip and Knee, Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder, Arthroscopy, Athletic ... (Read more)

Rudolf Zak DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
3120 Princeton Pike; Mercer - Bucks Orthopaedics PC #1
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609) 587-4777; (609) 896-0444

Dr. Rudolf Zak is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, heel pain, and orthotics. Dr. Zak is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Zak welcomes new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Zak completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ankle Arthroscopy, Arch Pain, Biomechanics, Disability Medicine, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Fracture, ... (Read more)

Patrick Joseph Connolly MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
2 Capital Way; Suite 456
Pennington, NJ
(609) 537-7300; (609) 832-5060

Dr. Patrick Connolly works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and disc surgery. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. Dr. Connolly graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Ankylosing Spondylitis-spine, Arnold-Chiari malformation, Back Pain, Biopsy-spine, Brain Cancer - ... (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.