We found 6 orthopedic surgeons near Bridgeport, WV.
Dr. William Doukas is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Doukas highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.
Dr. David Waxman specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Bridgeport, WV. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Waxman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.
Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Joseph Fazalare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fazalare takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. William Dahl is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Bridgeport, WV. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Courtney is a Bridgeport, WV physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Courtney honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Sykes works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.