We found 6 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. PPO near Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Prodromos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark T Nolden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Mark Nolden is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Nolden honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolden attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard S Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Rabinowitz's areas of expertise include the following: cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Rabinowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Aaron Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Bernstein sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Bernstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bernstein attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Aaron Yaffe, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mark Yaffe works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and finger joint replacement. Dr. Yaffe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist replacement, finger joint replacement, shoulder replacement, elbow replacement

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist ... (Read more)

Narendra R Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Patel specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: MRI, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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