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

Dr. James Kwak specializes in family medicine and practices in Haddon Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kwak completed his residency training at Crozer-Keystone Health System. These areas are among his clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $106
  • Medicare Cost: $66
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Renzi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Haddon Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with Advocare Heights Primary Care and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Renzi attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Renzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $196
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Ponzio accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Ponzio attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ballet's clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and nerve block. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his 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)

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 sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Strauss include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. 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). Dr. Strauss's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strauss honors.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Marlton, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Somers Point, NJ. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Berkowitz attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkowitz include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $49
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1007 Mantua Pike
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Lipschultz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipschultz include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Lipschultz obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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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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Specializes in Podiatry
505 North Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is especially interested in ultrasound (sonogram) and X-rays. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Levine completed a residency program at Kensington Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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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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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.