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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 Hospital Avenue; Suite 107
North Adams, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Cluett's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cluett has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 Hospital Avenue; Suite 107
North Adams, MA
 

Dr. Suk Namkoong's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Namkoong attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
77 Hospital Avenue; Suite 107
North Adams, MA
 

Dr. James Whittum is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
77 Hospital Avenue; #107
North Adams, MA
 

Dr. Eric White is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. White attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems, Hand Problems, Disabilities, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
229 S Hemlock Lane
Williamstown, MA
 

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 State Road
North Adams, MA
 

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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