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Dr. Kevin B. Shrock M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.31 stars (8 ratings)
1414 Se 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Shrock specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Shrock's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shrock speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1212 E Broward Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.98 stars (6 ratings)
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida works as an orthopedic surgeon in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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