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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Orthopedic Surgery
New York, NY
27 years experience male

Locations

Robotic Joint Center

New York, NY

Address

737 Park Avenue, Suite 1C, New York, NY
Directions

Fax

6468441396

Robotic Joint Center: Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MD

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD is a USA Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and an International expert in Mako™ Robotic Arm-Assisted Partial knee Replacement (Outpatient), Mako™ Robotic Total Knee Replacement and Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery. Patients from around the USA & Internationally travel to see Dr. Buechel, Jr., MD at the "Robotic Joint Center" in New York City & in Taipei, Taiwan for their surgery. Dr. Buechel has performed over 1,500 Mako Partial Knee Replacements. Dr. Buechel is an international Mako™ Robotic launch surgeon, surgeon instructor/proctor and has taught hundreds of surgeons in the USA and internationally. Knee pain patients who are interested can benefit from a complimentary online consultation at www.RoboticJointCenter.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, Florida, New Jersey, New York

Doctor Q&A

432 Answers
317 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
May be looking : May be looking for other causes before recommending a hip labral tear operative procedure. If you are having groin pain with clicking or catching or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Its okay but you need to stretch before and after, not exercise too long, ice it when your done, nsaids can help, and if it's acute, you should not do... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Reduce blood clots: By squeezing the outer leg with a compression system, blood flow to the inner vein system is increased reducing the chance of slowed blood flow, which... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: Most tears do not heal. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply to heal itself but this is not the common way they tear. But, it is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Meniscus tear: The most common reason for locking is a torn meniscus cartilage. Get a good exam and an MRI is the definitive imagining study to show this after an X-... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Your not too young: The question is have you tried everything you can to be less painful. If so, then it becomes a final choice. Teenagers with rheumatoid arthritis can... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Get evaluated: Many things are possible. Meniscus tear, arthritis, extensor mechanism problems, knee cap problems. You need an orthopaedic exam.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: It will not but the meniscus tear symptoms may reappear once the steroid wears off.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Some: There is a big list of potential harm from steroid. The main issue at your age is that with long term chronic use you can develop osteoporosis and if... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Subluxation: Common more with shoulders and is due to ligamentous laxity or after a traumatic injury like a dislocation. The hip is also a joint that can sublux a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Replacement possible: Fusion is gold standard but disc replacement is done as well at this level. Goggle active xl and prodisc for lumbar disc replacement to learn more. Th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many knees click through different parts of the normal range of motion. If your clicks are associated with pain or blockage of motion, then the click ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many knees click through different parts of the normal range of motion. If your clicks are associated with pain or blockage of motion, then the click ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Tear causes cyst: The internally injured knee protects itself by increasing the lubricating fluid production. The fluid created from an injury or cartilage wear when si... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Need evaluation: Pain and swelling in the knee is not normal as you know. This is commonly caused by arthritis or a meniscus tear. You need an exam and and xray to st... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Several options: This can be from patella tendonitis, knee cap arthritis, meniscus tears, lateral compartment arthritis, quad tendonitis, it band syndrome for starters... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not unusual: Not unusual to see bone inflammation on an MRI that is read as stress injury or stress fracture that is not painful. Mri is very sensitive to changes... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No perfect answer: We are supposed to provide survalance of your prosthesis. These can wear down at the bearing or loosen from the bone. Most are good for 15-25+ years... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Treat if symptomatic: Many people have a cartilage fissure or small flap. If it is painful under knee cap with bending knee, consider arthroscopy. Can try cortisone shot fi... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Lots of things: Tendinitis means "inflamed tendon". So we treat inflammations with reducing the activity that is stressing the tendon, ice after activity and a few ti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Get checked: There are many reasons a knee may not extend after an injury. See an orthopedic surgeon to have a history, physical exam, and appropriate imaging to m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: As long as it was ordered by your doctor for you.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Ignore: Prp injection 1-3 times can help. Steroid injection can help. Ice helps,NSAIDs. brace helps. Time.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Both are difficult: The best answer to your question is that these are both extremely difficult surgical subspecialties. They both take a minimum of 9 years of training ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: I'm sure they would all be happy to give you their thoughts on your problem. Your like family. You help them with their practice I think they would fe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Nothing serious: These plane rides generally are over six or seven hours. Being stationary for that period of time can cause stiffness. It is not uncommon for people w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Check kidney: Your kidneys are there so your age group you think of uti, muscle strain, bruise. You need to see your family doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on severity: Mild case you rest , ice, put compression on it and elevate it when you can and try a course of nsaids. Physical therapy can make a difference and is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Multi-Modal approach: Here are many non surgical options of things to try to reduce pain or improve function before moving on to surgery. -ice -nsaids -nutritional suppl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Can be: Sensory changes can occur after cutting any skin in your body. Most settle down or go away in a few months. Some take up to 18 months to mature to it... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Watch or scope: If it hurts and your struggling with certain movements that cause pain, then fix it. If it has settled down and doesnt hurt now then you can delay fix... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: However, it is usually only temporary. Most of the meniscus tears dont heal and will eventually become symptomatic again. With small tears, cortisone... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maxillofacial Surgeo: A maxillofacial surgeon performs these procedures to correct jaw irregularities.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Even benign cysts when large enough can cause pain do to structural weakness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Cartilage pealing up: Chondral means cartilage. Flap means a piece of cartilage surface has torn and is pealing up like a flap. This can cause clicking or pain or swelling... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Almost anything: You can do most exercises or activity with a total knee replacement. It is generally recommended however, not to perform repetitive high impact activ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Meniscus tears sometimes are sometimes asymptomatic. But, if you not painful then with small tears the treatment is observation only. Cash prices for ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: Hemmoroids is not a big deal. Ulcers is a moderate deal. Cancer is a big deal. Get checked out asap!
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Partly: Rest ice compression elevation are all standard treatments. You need to strengthen the injured part once it heals all the way.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Low impact : You can bike, swim, dance, elliptical, perform leg presses, quarter squats with low weights, hamstring curls, calf raises, abductor and adductor exerc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Avoid injury, B thin: Avoid major impacts from falls or contact sports if possible. Direct impacts can cause cartilage breakdown many years later. Meniscus tears disrupt t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Get to your surgeon!: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not commonly done : These are not commonly performed because the history of finger joints has not be so good. They dont last long and they loosen out of the bone and the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Permanent: Osteoarthritis is permanent. It is a degenerative condition where the cartilage on the ends of the bones wheres down. But the symptoms may come and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Cardioversion: Cardioversion. Commonly done for certain atrial fibrillation conditions.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: This is an overuse syndrome. Treated with rest, ice , anti-inflammatories, stretching and sometimes cortisone injections and physical therapy.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Small if done well: Success rates of well installed partial knee replacements is in the 90% at 20 years reported this year by dr. Scott at the knee society meeting. This... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Lots: Ice, nsaids, rest, quadriceps strengthening, nutritional supplements, avoid high impact exercises, neurostimulation like the empi knee stim brace.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
The basics: The worn down ball on the top of your femur gets removed. A shaping tool (broach) is passed down inside the top of the femur, preparing it to receive ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
If painful get seen: Non painful clicking and popping sounds are not worrisome. It can be common to hear clicks. If you are having pain with these sounds call your sur... Read More

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Sep 23, 2012
Dr. Buechel is a caring, talented, and pioneering orthopedic surgeon. He is well respected in the community both professionally and socially. I couldn't give a higher recommendation to anyone needing ...Read More
Dr. Dave Burns
Dec 13, 2013
Dr. Buechel enjoys helping his patients and supporting other doctors on HealthTap-Dave
Aug 26, 2013
great answer! very helpful!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I am committed to my exercises. However, the groin pain is challenging as that was the primary reason for THA. This advice gives me hope . TY
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, Dr states osteotomy is not an option due to the degrees being so far off...guess full knee replacement it is,
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Plz tell me what will be the treatment for osteoarthritis.plz answer me quickly,coz I'm in very painfully state

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Drexel University

Awards

Top Doctors in New York Castle Connely Guide 2021
2021
Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon , Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon , Second Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Lenox HIll Hospital
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
ABOS
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