We found 6 orthopedic surgeons near Bridgeport, WV.
Dr. William Doukas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bridgeport, WV. Dr. Doukas has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
Dr. William Dahl specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dahl is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Courtney's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Fazalare is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Fazalare is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. David Waxman, who practices in Bridgeport, WV, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Waxman's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Joshua Sykes is a Bridgeport, WV physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Sykes is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
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.