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We found 4 providers matching joint injections and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Waupaca, WI.

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Dr. Daniel M Sutton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Sutton is a Waupaca, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sutton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Hepatitis C, Sports Health, Circumcision, Endometrial Biopsy, Vasectomy, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Richard Sears, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
902 Riverside Drive; Suite 203
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Brian Sears specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Waupaca, WI and Neenah, WI. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Sears's areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, fracture surgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Sears is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sears honors. Dr. Sears is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections, knee injections

All Interests: Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Total Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $227
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Brett D Young, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
902 Riverside Drive; Suite 203
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Brett Young works as an orthopedist in Waupaca, WI, Neenah, WI, and New London, WI. Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at JPS Health Network. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $288
  • Medicare Cost: $55
Dr. Robert Clement Wubben, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
902 Riverside Drive; Suite 203
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Robert Wubben works as an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wubben include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections, knee injections

All Interests: Amputation, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Fracture Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 191
  • Uninsured Cost: $21 - $242
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $54

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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.