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Dr. Merrick J Wetzler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Merrick Wetzler specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Wetzler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wetzler is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 179
  • Uninsured Cost: $262 - $299
  • Medicare Cost: $50 - $71
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponzio is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ponzio include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponzio takes. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Ponzio attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Ponzio has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 128
  • Uninsured Cost: $188
  • Medicare Cost: $69
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Ballet works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and nerve block. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballet honors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $70
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Strauss is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Strauss's clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Strauss trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $200 - $262
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $76
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Allen Berkowitz works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Marlton, NJ, Somers Point, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkowitz include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berkowitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $49
Dr. Craig H Rosen, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 N. Broad Street; Suite-300
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Rosen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Woodbury, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and general orthopedics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 210
  • Uninsured Cost: $124 - $180
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $69
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and ankle fusion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. O'Dowd graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 250
  • Uninsured Cost: $186 - $294
  • Medicare Cost: $45 - $69
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Daniels' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daniels include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 286
  • Uninsured Cost: $205 - $297
  • Medicare Cost: $51 - $73
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Specializes in Podiatry
505 North Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include ultrasound (sonogram) and X-rays. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine honors. Dr. Levine's residency was performed at Kensington Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $80 - $97
  • Medicare Cost: $49 - $71
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1007 Mantua Pike
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Lipschultz is an orthopedist in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Dr. Lipschultz's clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipschultz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 153
  • Uninsured Cost: $119 - $241
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $70

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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.