We found 8 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. Dr. Hilibrand's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Hilibrand studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Deluca's areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Deluca trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. James Joseph Purtill, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

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

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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. Brian Kirk Zell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Zell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Zell include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Zell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He is not currently accepting 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: 215
  • Uninsured Cost: $201
  • Medicare Cost: $69
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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Marchetto's areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Marchetto average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation.

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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
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Daniels is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Daniels studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. Dr. Daniels is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA), Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Cooper University Health Care. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical Interests: Imaging Procedures

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, closed reduction, and ankle problems. Dr. Kleinbart is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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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
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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Delaurentis practices diagnostic radiology in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Delaurentis is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delaurentis attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.