We found 2 orthopedic reconstructive surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Cecil Marvin Christensen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1200 Binz; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cecil Christensen's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann. These areas are among Dr. Christensen's clinical interests: knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christensen takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Christensen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Joint Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6620 Main; #1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Parsley's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Parsley has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Parsley has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Parsley is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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What is Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery?

Adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery is the medical specialty devoted to the surgical care or replacement of damaged joints in adults. Most commonly, this care focuses on the hip and knee, but it can also be used to treat joints such as the shoulder or ankle. Some adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons specialize on only one part of the body, such as the hip.

The most common cause of joint damage treated by adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon is arthritis. Other joint issues often seen involve cartilage and ligament tears, autoimmune disorders, and orthopedic complications due to diabetes or cancer.

Some of the procedures that may be performed by an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeon include:

  • Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty
  • Meniscal repair, fixing a torn piece of cartilage in the knee
  • Osteotomy, surgery to shorten, lengthen, or straighten a bone
  • Arthroscopy, a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery using a hollow tube called an endoscope
  • Resurfacing bones to improve the function of a joint

Even if a bone or joint is damaged, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgeons may have medical treatments available that can help patients avoid or delay surgery. Whether treatment is medical or surgical, their end goal is to help patients move freely and comfortably.

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