Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Orthopedic Surgery
New York, NY
28 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Wear if cArtilage: you can have cartilage degeneration that causes pain with bending. You can have patella tendinitis also. Need good evaluation to get options to treat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Here's the move: Call your local hospital, asks them who is on staff, and get the names. Then google the names and investigate their areas of specialty. Then call the... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: One is called DynaSplint. Several brands on the market. These are commonly used for stiff knees after a surgical procedure to help them get motion bac... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Need an orthopedic: You are too young for this. Need X-ray, an MRI AND AN EXAM BY A SPINE SPECIALIST not a family doctor. Possibilities include muscle strain, pars defect... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: As long as it was ordered by your doctor for you.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Tendinitis : Most tendinitis conditions are helped with activity reduction, ice, stretching, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory's. Certain tendons also benefit wit... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Diagnosis first : You need a diagnosis of the type of lesion growing first.. This then determines treatment. Once you know the cell type growing there, a team approach ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Get an exam and MRI: Popping sounds that are associated with pain need further investigation. Step one is get an orthopedic exam of your shoulder. Most of the time you c... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Possible meniscus : hi Andrew you need to be examined and imaged. Sounds like you may have a lateral meniscus tear. An X-ray is taken, will often not show anything in thi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Varies: Hemmoroids is not a big deal. Ulcers is a moderate deal. Cancer is a big deal. Get checked out asap!
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Your surgeon is the best person to answer this. He / she knows what they did and what precautions are needed for you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
For what injury?: It depends what the problem is and what kind of surgery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Minimal needed: Most people should require only minimal therapy. My patients get 2-3 weeks of home therapy with isometric quad sets, straight leg raises if no back pr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Life changing : Total Knee replacement have a life changing positive experience when surgically performed properly, with meticulous surgical technique, on patients th... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: This is an overuse syndrome. Treated with rest, ice , anti-inflammatories, stretching and sometimes cortisone injections and physical therapy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Partly: Rest ice compression elevation are all standard treatments. You need to strengthen the injured part once it heals all the way.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Treat?: This is an arthroscopy that is performed to aid in the diagnosis of the pain or problem. Done when the exam and imaging is inconclusive and non surgic... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Months & sore: A well installed total knee will really improve your knee pain once it recovers from the surgery. The recovery time varies for everyone. Most require ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ask UR doc: This is based on type of fracture, and type of surgery, and the stability if the repair, so ask the surgeon their recommendation.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: We often put bone graft from the socket reamings behind the acetabular implant to provide bone cells to aid in "on growth" of the bone to the implant.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Varies: There are many injuries so it really depends on the specific problem your experiencing. Provide more info and that can improve your answers.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Lots: Ice, nsaids, rest, quadriceps strengthening, nutritional supplements, avoid high impact exercises, neurostimulation like the empi knee stim brace.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Not always: Based on your blood loss during the surgery and the amount you bleed after your surgery, you may require a transfusion. Most surgeons do not transfus... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Days weeks or months: It depends how bad it is. It can improve with nsaids, rest, ice , gentle range of motion, cortisone injections, physical therapy and last resort sur... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Quads& hamstrings : Isometric quadriceps contractions 10 reps 3 sets 3 times a day takes 5 minutes and is safe. Terminal extension exercises ( squats but only the 1st 30... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Less groin pain: Hip replacement is performed to reduce or eliminate groin pain with weight bearing and to improve range of motion in an arthritic hip.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Cardioversion: Cardioversion. Commonly done for certain atrial fibrillation conditions.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Not from the surgery: Some patients with low back disease prior to their surgery with have their back condition aggravated with their therapy after surgery. Avoid straigh... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Around 90º-110º: We tell patients based on the worlds literature that your preop motion is the best predictor of your final postop motion. For most people that have "a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Best to wait til the swelling has mostly resolved. You should take blood thinners, wear a compression stocking, get up several times and walk the isle... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
MAKOplasty: I have performed over 560 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe . It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
After full review: The answer to the question is an orthopaedic surgeon may come to a conclusion that a partial knee replacement is the only option after all other optio... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast. Keep you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Exercise avoid injur: You are genetically at higher risk for arthritis if your parents or their parents have it. There have been several genes isolated now coding for arth... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Weeks: Most patients are walking without walkers or canes in about 2 weeks or less. Most people will be sore but fully functional at 2-6 weeks post operativ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Some basics: Start with simple icing several times a day and after activity. Anti-inflammatory medicine for 10 days to 2 weeks and see if this is improving. Reduc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
No: It is best to avoid alcohol when you have a history of pancreatitis if you can.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Minimaly invasive: This is a surgical procedure using a small joint camera and little tools to trim tissues that usually entails two, half centimeter incisions below an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
As much as 18 months: Neuropraxia's are stretch injuries to the nerve. The nerves can slowly regenerate and probably by 18 months your are maximized. You need to be follo... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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