We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna QPOS near Sunnyvale, CA.

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Andrew Gutow MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.23 stars out of 5 (86 ratings)
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutow accepts. Dr. Gutow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures, Replace ... (Read more)

Richard Gayle MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (85 ratings)
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Richard Gayle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Gayle performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Patient ratings for Dr. Gayle average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gayle is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma

Kier Ecklund MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (112 ratings)
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Kier Ecklund is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ecklund's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ecklund is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures, ACL Injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma

Richard Sandor MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (77 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Richard Sandor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sandor's areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandor takes. Dr. Sandor is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Shoulder Dislocation

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Sports Injuries

Peter P Yu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (87 ratings)
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Peter Yu is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patients gave Dr. Yu an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is closed to new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Sarcoma

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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