We found 6 orthopedic surgeons near Bridgeport, WV.
Dr. William Doukas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Doukas at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Bridgeport, WV. Clinical interests for Dr. Waxman include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement
Dr. Joseph Fazalare specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fazalare accepts. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. William Dahl is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dahl is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Courtney's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Courtney is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Courtney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Sykes' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He accepts 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.