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

Dr. James Kwak is a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwak's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Kwak 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 is a general internist in Haddon Heights, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Renzi's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. His professional affiliations include Advocare Heights Primary Care and Cooper University Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renzi accepts. Dr. Renzi is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ponzio honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Ponzio's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Ponzio is open to 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and nerve block. Dr. Ballet is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ballet graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ballet completed a residency program 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Strauss performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Strauss include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 orthopedist. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Berkowitz attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkowitz is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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
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Specializes in Podiatry
505 North Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include ultrasound (sonogram) and X-rays. Dr. Levine is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He trained at Kensington Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1007 Mantua Pike
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Lipschultz's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lipschultz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Lipschultz 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

  • 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.