We found 5 providers with an interest in fractures and who accept United Healthcare ACD near Waltham, MA.
Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His clinical interests include dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and distal radius fracture. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Mudgal is a graduate of L.T. Municipal Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mudgal completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal has received professional recognition including the following: Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate; Partners in Excellence; and Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology. In addition to English, Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Mudgal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Distal Radius Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture
All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dislocation, Distal Radius Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital ... (Read more)
Dr. Joseph Schwab is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Schwab completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include scoliosis, spine tumor, and bone tumor. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Schwab speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fracture
All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Stenosis, Spine Tumor, Bone Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis ... (Read more)
Dr. Maurice Albright is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. Dr. Albright is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Albright graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. Dr. Albright is conversant in Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , Fractures
All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Fractures, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebra ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Kreher's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Kreher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreher's office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Fractures
All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems
Dr. Ashwin Babu works as a rehabilitation physician. These areas are among Dr. Babu's clinical interests: knee injury, stress fractures, and overuse injuries. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Stress Fractures
All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ultrasound, Overuse Injuries, Hip Injury, Sports Injuries, Knee Injury, S ... (Read more)
orthopedic trauma specialists who accept United Healthcare ACD (18)?
Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery that focuses on the care of seriously broken bones, especially following accidents. Although all orthopedic surgeons treat common fractures, some breaks are difficult to treat and require specialized care in order to heal properly. Some examples of the kinds of injuries that an orthopedic trauma specialist might handle include:
- Multiple fractures or crushing injuries
- Compound fractures, where a broken bone pierces the skin
- Breaks in a joint, which can lead to arthritis
- Hip and pelvic fractures
- Infections in a broken bone
- Nonunions, or breaks that won’t heal
- Malunions, or breaks that are misaligned
Treatment provided by an orthopedic trauma specialist depends on the type and extent of the injury. In some cases it is sufficient to have a cast, brace, or other external way of supporting the broken bone while it heals. More significant injuries may require surgery to place structures such as pins, screws, and plates to stabilize the healing bone. In the most complex injuries, bone grafting or limb lengthening procedures may be used.
Orthopedic trauma specialists often work in hospitals, and they work closely with emergency professionals as well as reconstructive surgeons. In the case of a severe fracture or complications from a broken bone, orthopedic trauma specialists are the doctors that can get you moving again.
- Serious fractures
- Limb and spine disorders, such as clubfoot or scoliosis
- Uneven leg lengths
- Infections and cancers of the bones or joints
- Certain conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system in children, such as cerebral palsy
- Sports injuries
- Trauma, such as due to a car accident
- Surgical management of joints damaged by arthritis
- Hammer toes
- Flat feet
- Polydactyly (extra toes)
- Tumors of the foot
- Sprains and fractures
- Heel pain and heel spurs
- Hammer toes
- Ingrown or infected toenails
- Plantar warts
- Corns and calluses
- Structural issues of the foot
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.