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Dr. Laura Ellen Ross-Adams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Creek Crossing Boulevard; Suite 307
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Ross is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hainesport, NJ, Turnersville, NJ, and Berlin, NJ. Dr. Ross's clinical interests include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, metabolic bone diseases, humerus (upper arm) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal infection, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), shoulder tendonitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, wrist arthritis, hip arthritis, bone tumor, elbow tendonitis, foot tendonitis, arthritis, ankle tendonitis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, spinal fracture, dislocation, stress fractures, hand arthritis, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, acetabular fracture, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark G Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
204 Ark Road; Suite 105
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Schwartz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Mount Laurel, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, shoulder dislocation, tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, inflammatory arthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, wrist arthritis, hip arthritis, elbow tendonitis, foot tendonitis, arthritis, ankle tendonitis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, spinal fracture, dislocation, stress fractures, patella (kneecap) fracture, acetabular fracture, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Gray, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. John Gray is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Marlton, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Bordentown, NJ. Dr. Gray is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Gray attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, wrist arthritis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), inflammatory arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Young Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Stackhouse's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Marlton, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. His clinical interests include amputation, knee arthritis, and forearm fracture. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stackhouse honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Stackhouse trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, wrist arthritis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), inflammatory arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, hand arthritis, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Humerus ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijay Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2059 Briggs Road; Suite 306
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Vijay Singh's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Singh average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Underwood Memorial Hospital, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Singh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone diseases, inflammatory arthritis, shoulder arthritis, gout, wrist arthritis, bone spurs, hip arthritis, hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal infection, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Sanfilippo graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Sanfilippo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, wrist arthritis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), inflammatory arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, spinal fracture, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashmit Gupta, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Suite 102
Mt Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Ashmit Gupta sees patients in Haddonfield, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas, who practices in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Atlas is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Atlas has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen P Gadomski, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Suite 102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Gadomski's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, general surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. Dr. Gadomski's areas of expertise include throat cancer, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gadomski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gadomski has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Vocal Cord Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir V Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Samir Shah specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenleaf completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenleaf include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Greenleaf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Cultrara, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cultrara is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. Dr. Cultrara's areas of expertise include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cultrara's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Vocal Cord Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Rasesh P Shah, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1113 Hospital Drive; Suite-103
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Rasesh Shah is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rick A Raimondo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Rick Raimondo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Raimondo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Raimondo include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Raimondo is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, wrist arthritis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, foot tendonitis, ankle tendonitis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), inflammatory arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott David Schoifet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Schoifet is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lumberton, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. Dr. Schoifet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal infection, fractures (broken bones), shoulder tendonitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, wrist arthritis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), acetabular fracture, calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Kim Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Lee specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee ligament injury, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal infection, fractures (broken bones), shoulder tendonitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, wrist arthritis, elbow tendonitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), Achilles tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), acetabular fracture, calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, ... (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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