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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Battaglia include knee problems, meniscus surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Battaglia is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Battaglia studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His distinctions include: Guide to America's Top Orthopedists (Consumers' Research Council of America); Arthroscopy Association of North America Traveling Fellow; and Patient's Choice Award. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Battaglia is affiliated with 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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Dr. Daniel Lane Carr, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 East Genesee Street; Suite 201
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Carr sees patients in Syracuse, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carr include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carr honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Carr studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Clarke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse) and Crouse Hospital. After attending Oxford University Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarke honors. Dr. Clarke's distinctions include: Medical Futures Innovation Award; Cambridge University Orthopaedic Research Prize; and British Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellow.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenky is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Greenky's professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse). Dr. Greenky is in-network for Child Health Plus and Medicare insurance. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received distinctions including St. Joseph's the Worker; Patient Satisfaction Quarterly STAR Receipient; and Best Doctors in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

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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 sees patients in Liverpool, NY and Fayetteville, NY. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greenky's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass partial knee replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and minimally invasive knee replacement. He takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Greenky trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Greenky's professional 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. David Randall Hootnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. David Hootnick, who practices in Liverpool, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Fayetteville, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hootnick has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse) and Crouse Hospital. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Hootnick's distinctions include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hootnick speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Glenn Axelrod specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Axelrod average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Axelrod is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (Syracuse).

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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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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.