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Dr. Aaron Patrick Omotola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 102
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Omotola is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Omotola completed residency programs at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Omotola is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert H Brophy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 South Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rob Brophy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Brophy performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, PCL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He practices in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Halstead accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, knee ligament injury

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Asthma, Knee Ligament Injury, Stress Fractures

Dr. Bakul Ramakant Dave, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
969 N Mason Road; Suite 240
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bakul Dave practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Dave's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave honors. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Dave is conversant in Indian Languages. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Matava, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer; 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Matava works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matava accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Matava is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Rick Wayne Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rick Wright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. Dr. Wright obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Rotator Cuff Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nepple is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Clavicle Fracture, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Jason A Browdy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8225 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Browdy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Browdy attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Browdy is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Browdy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Burns is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burns is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Progress West Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis, MO). Dr. Burns's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Devyani Mehta Hunt, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3023 N Ballas Road; Building C Suite 351
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Devyani Hunt is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal injuries. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hunt studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hunt trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, and St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew V Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smith's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Knee Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Blatnik is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Blatnik completed a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Women's Sports Medicine, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv K Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3015 North Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajiv Shah is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include pain management. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Shah accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, joint problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Prather attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prather honors. She is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Gelberman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Richard Gelberman is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Gelberman's clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He speaks Polish. Dr. Buchowski's areas of expertise include cervical spine surgery and spine tumor. His professional affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Buchowski a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (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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