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

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Dr. Joshua Scott Hornstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
116 Washington Crossing Road
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Joshua Hornstein is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise 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. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hornstein is accepting new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hornstein speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Fredric Alan Kleinbart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3120 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Fredric Kleinbart is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, closed reduction, and ankle problems. Dr. Kleinbart is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kleinbart trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Nolan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
3120 Princeton Pike; Suite 21
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. John Nolan specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, total hip replacement, and sports injuries. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nolan at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Nolan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Joseph Connolly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2 Capital Way; Suite 456
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Connolly is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Rudolf Zak
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3120 Princeton Pike; Mercer - Bucks Orthopaedics Pc #1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Rudolf Zak's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Zak's clinical interests: hammer toe, heel pain, and orthotics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zak takes. Dr. Zak trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Heel Pain, Foot Problems, Injuries, ... (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.
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