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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. William Doukas is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doukas accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 302
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. David Waxman works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Bridgeport, WV. Dr. Waxman's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. William Dahl is a Bridgeport, WV physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dahl honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. Joseph Fazalare is a Bridgeport, WV physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Fazalare honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. Christopher Courtney sees patients in Bridgeport, WV. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Courtney accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
527 Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Bridgeport, WV
 

Dr. Joshua Sykes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bridgeport, WV. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sykes takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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