We found 7 orthopedic surgeons near Plattsburgh, NY.

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Thomas Kneifel, MD, FRCSC
Specializes in Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 96 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Clinical Interests: hip problems, arthroscopic surgery, trauma ... (Read more)
Charles Philip Volk MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 206 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-561-5516
Dr. Howard M. Black MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
Address: 96 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Albert Michael Imobersteg MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 206 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Dr. Pamela A. Reinhardt MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 96 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Bobby Michael Oommen M.D
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 4 Feathers Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Mr. Stephane Mulligan M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 0.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 206 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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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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