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Dr. James Jihoon Kwak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Kwak practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwak average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwak's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Crozer-Keystone Health System for residency. Dr. Kwak welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $106
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $66

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio sees patients in Sewell, NJ and Stratford, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ponzio is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ponzio is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ponzio completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 128
  • Charge (avg.): $188
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $69

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Ballet's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Ballet is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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)

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. Dr. Strauss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strauss graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Allen Berkowitz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berkowitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1007 Mantua Pike
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Lipschultz's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipschultz include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Lipschultz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lipschultz is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 153
  • Charge (avg.): $119 - $241
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $70

Specializes in Podiatry
505 North Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine works as a foot doctor in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddon Heights, NJ, and Runnemede, NJ. Dr. Levine has indicated that his clinical interests include ultrasound (sonogram) and X-rays. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Kensington Hospital. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $80 - $97
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49 - $71

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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.
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