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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
230 Fountain Court; Suite 180
Lexington, KY

Dr. Kaveh Sajadi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lexington, KY. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Sajadi takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dominic Bryan Fee MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY

Dr. Dominic Fee works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, dermatomyositis, and muscular dystrophy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Fee attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fee trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Fee is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Lexington VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , muscular dystrophy, muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Mitochondrial Disease, Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2537 Larkin Road
Lexington, KY

Dr. Janak Talwalkar practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lexington, KY. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talwalkar takes. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.4 stars (13 ratings)
3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY

Dr. Christian Christensen is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (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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