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We found 9 providers matching joint aspiration and who accept Workers' Compensation near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hilibrand's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Hilibrand honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hilibrand trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hilibrand include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Deluca, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Novacare Complex, Two Novacare Way; Broad & Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Deluca is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Deluca include lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deluca accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Deluca is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $74
Dr. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
925 Chestnut Street, Floor 5; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Conliffe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conliffe include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before performing his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Conliffe attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $190
  • Medicare Cost: $68
Dr. James Joseph Purtill, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Purtill is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Purtill's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $76
Dr. Richard John Daniels, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Daniels' medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Daniels is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA), Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Cooper University Health Care. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $251
  • Medicare Cost: $47
Dr. Fredric Alan Kleinbart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
245 N 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fredric Kleinbart is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include knee problems, closed reduction, and ankle problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinbart is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleinbart completed residency programs at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $74
Dr. Paul Albert Marchetto, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Novacare Complex, Two Novacare Way; Broad & Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Marchetto's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Marchetto attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marchetto's professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $247
  • Medicare Cost: $79
Dr. Brian Kirk Zell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Zell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zell's clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zell is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He has a closed panel.

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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: 215
  • Uninsured Cost: $201
  • Medicare Cost: $69
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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Delaurentis is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Delaurentis average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delaurentis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Delaurentis completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA).

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Clinical Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Uterine Fibroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $50

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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.