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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Child Health Plus near Syracuse, NY.

Dr. Todd Christopher Battaglia, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Todd Battaglia is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Battaglia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include knee problems, meniscus surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Battaglia has received include Guide to America's Top Orthopedists (Consumers' Research Council of America); Arthroscopy Association of North America Traveling Fellow; and Patient's Choice Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse) and Crouse Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 East Genesee Street; Suite 201
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Carr works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Syracuse, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carr include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Michael Thomas Clarke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5719 Widewaters Park
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Michael Clarke, who practices in Syracuse, NY, East Syracuse, NY, and Dewitt, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Clarke include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Clarke honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Clarke's education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinctions: Medical Futures Innovation Award; Cambridge University Orthopaedic Research Prize; and British Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellow. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse) and Crouse Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Dr. Seth Samuel Greenky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5100 W Taft Road; Suite 1b
Liverpool, NY
 

Dr. Seth Greenky's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenky is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He accepts Child Health Plus and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Greenky's distinctions include: St. Joseph's the Worker; Patient Satisfaction Quarterly STAR Receipient; and Best Doctors in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse).

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brett Bryan Greenky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5100 W Taft Road; Suite 1b
Liverpool, NY
 

Dr. Brett Greenky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of partial knee replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and minimally invasive knee replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenky is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Greenky graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; American Red Cross Hometown Hereos Award 2010 for Blood Conservation Efforts; and St. Joseph's the Worker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse), and Crouse Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Dr. Glenn Bruce Axelrod, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Glenn Axelrod practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Axelrod has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse). He accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Axelrod's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

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Dr. David Randall Hootnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. David Hootnick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Liverpool, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Fayetteville, NY. Dr. Hootnick speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Hootnick include musculoskeletal problems and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse) and Crouse Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Hootnick average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hootnick is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hootnick has received professional recognition including the following: Special Children's Center, Visiting Professor; National Institute of Health, Section Reviewer, Birth Defects Foundation; and Paulist School of Medicine, Visiting Professor, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Reconstructive Surgery

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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.