We found 6 orthopedic surgeons near Bridgeport, WV.
Dr. William Doukas is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doukas is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
Dr. David Waxman is a Bridgeport, WV physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Waxman has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Joseph Fazalare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. William Dahl is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Courtney works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Courtney highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Sykes is an orthopedic surgeon in Bridgeport, WV. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sykes studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
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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.