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Dr. Mark Rekant

Orthopedic Surgery
Cherry Hill, NJ
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cherry Hill, NJ

Address

1888 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Independence Blue Cross Group

Aetna

Office

Sewell, NJ

Philadelphia Hand Center

Cherry Hill, NJ

Office

Philadelphia, PA

About

Bio

Orthopaedic hand surgeon. As a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Rekant specializes in diagnosing and rendering treatment for conditions, injuries and diseases relative to the hand, wrist, and elbow. Born in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Mark S. Rekant graduated from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude, before earning his M.D. at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS). Dr. Rekant was selected for a General Surgical Internship and an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at NYU Medical School before earning a Hand Surgery Fellowship at The Hand Centers. Dr. Rekant is the recipient of the NYU Department of Orthopedic Surgery Academic Excellence Scholarship, UMDNJ-NJMS Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Jeremias J. Dubyk, M.D. Scholarship for exemplary extracurricular involvement and scholastic achievement. At UMDNJ-NJMS, Dr. Rekant served as Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and also received the Merck Manual Award and the Alumni Association Special Recognition Book Award. Dr. Rekant has written a number of articles and abstracts, and has been published in many journals, including the Academic Emergency Medicine and the Annuals of Emergency Medicine. He has delivered numerous presentations, and continues to diligently pursue his academic interest in orthopedic surgery

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Surgery - Hand Surgery

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Teeth vs Bones: An orthodontist typically manages teeth that need straightening or correction whereas an orthopaedist manages bony injuries as well as joint and tendo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Trigger thumb: Could be a variety of things that of course evaluation could help with.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
It is possible: Strongly suggest an xray for better diagnosis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Comfortably: There is no one "best" way. Anyone way that provides comfort is key.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Overuse: Likely you are overusing or straining the muscles that originate from you elbow during your workout.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Unlikely: X-rays have very classic findings for osteoarthritis that are tough to miss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
No: Would suggest reconsultation with your surgeon or seek a second opinion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Give more time: Stiffness can take upwards of 2-3 months to improve.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Less pain: If you elbow wound or area is becoming less painful and smaller in size, things are going well. Typically, the skin will heal over several weeks depen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Really need an xray: Unfortunately this test is the only true way to know.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Direct pressure: Use a bandage or gauze. Hold pressure upwards of 30 minutes. Generally successful.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually a proble: Generally, people with this condition carry out normal lives with regards to daily activities.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly: Best and truly only was to tell is with an xray.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Fluid from a joint: Aspiration is draining fluid from a joint.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Rest: Easiest and best option initially is rest and ice. Should symptoms persist, consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon and xray evaluation can provide f... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Supportive splinting: There are many options available to a common condition that involves joint pain or arthritis of the thumb including splinting, cortisone injections or... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Mechanism of injury: Classic way to injury a thumb ligament is thumb vs ski pole.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Olecranon bursitis: Sounds like bursitis but your physician would know better after evaluation.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Thumb arthritis: Your complaints are classic for degenerative arthritis often referred to as thumb arthritis.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Ulnar nerve irrita: Your "funny bone" more properly know as the ulnar nerve is irritated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Nearly yes: An elbow replacement done well will provide near normal usage for your elbow assuming that you use your elbow normally without excessive load or strai... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Good guess: Impossible to say exactly without seeing mass but ganglion quite likely.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Many options: There are several options available to you and others with these complaints and findings including physical therapy, injections or surgical interventi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Not really: Some try splinting but this is generally ineffective.

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dec 9, 2012
Outstanding physician.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rekant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rekant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u but can u put ice on it for the fluid
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks helpful
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University
MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, South Jersey Magazine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University
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