Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD

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Age 71
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Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD
Frederick F. Buechel, Sr., M.D. is a graduate of Seton Hall University where he was also honored as The State Wrestling Champ for the State of NJ ! He pursued his medical career at the University of Medicine & Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School. He is a Board-certified orthoapaedic surgeon and also Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine. He is world- renowned for his surgical skills in total joint replacements of the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder. He has been actively involved in the development of total joint replacements and their surgical instrumentation along with the late Michael J. Pappas, Ph.D, a mechanical engineering professor at NJ Institute of Technology. Together, they generated over 150 United States and foreign patents on their joint replacements inventions. Dr. Buechel enjoys playing squash and is quite competitive ! He is a devote family man who enjoys time with his four children and three grandchildren. Dr. Buechel is a board member of the New Jersey Medical School Alumni Society and the Dean's Advisory committee. In 2002, he established a Chair in Total Joint Replacement at New Jersey Medical School where he continues to share his expertise. He also established the Buechel Patient Care Research and Education Fund in 2002, enabling him to fund various charities. The doctor has received numerous awards and honors. The most recent are: Inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame "Orthopaedist of the Year" by the NJ Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation "Best Doctors in America" award 2009 - present "Pride of New Jersey Award" from NJ Monthly for outstanding contributions to Science and Technology "Outstanding Medical Research Science Award for Clinical Research" in 2014 from the State of NJ from the State of NJ, Senate and General Assembly

61 1st St

South Orange, NJ 07079

Contact Information

(973) 762-8344

Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD

Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
more than 76% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
more than 76% of peers
Knee Sprain
more than 68% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buechel Sr "I spend time with my patients by listening and addressing their concerns.  Although I am very well-known for Total Joint Replacement (primary & revision), I treat all orthopaedic conditions.   In many instances, my approach is Two Fold.  I believe a healthier lifestyle is important, especially for those patients contemplating surgery and I encourage dietary or nutritional lifestyle changes which can help some orthopaedic conditions.  Prozolone therapy has recently been introduced in my practice which is ozone/oxygen injected in the painful joint as a safe alternative to steroid injections.  A  patient must be evaluate to determine whether he/she is a candidate."


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  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, Nj
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Umdnj-Nj Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Buechel Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buechel Sr to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Buechel Sr Says:

The most rewarding career satisfaction Dr. Buechel has experienced is best told in his own words:

"The expression on the faces of patients I have successfully treated (is most rewarding).  Just  watching a once-crippled arthritic patient get up and walk from the previously confined wheelchair after replacing  their destroyed hips, knew or ankles still gives me great...

Dr. Buechel Sr's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Clifton, NJ |
The doctor is very experienced & I was surprised how relaxed and downright nice he is. He listens, reviewed my X-rays. He discussed my overall health and eating habits as I am very overweight. He suggested a few things to try, gave me a non-steroidal Ozone injection in my knee which really helped. I see him in a month but honestly - I feel as if finally - a Real Doctor . Office is very well managed - kudos to the manager. Everyone seems efficient and friendly.
in Farmingdale, NY |
I was fortunate to have both Dr. Buechel and Dr. Helbig for my total knee. It has now been a year since surgery and I was able to finally take that long-awaited trip to Europe. I walked, and walked and walked - PAIN FREE. I recommend that nobody should suffer in pain - I recommend both of these doctors in this group. The surgeons are highly reputable, highly experienced and Donna was awesome with coordinating my procedure for me. She was the very best and always answered my concerns.
in E. Orange, NJ |
Being a patient of this office for several years, the doctors are both wonderful! Dr. Buechel and Dr. Helbig. They are very attentive to your needs and very thorough in their strategy for your treatment. The entire staff is always friendly and quite helpful
in Rockaway Twp. NJ |
Simply the best!. Did a total right shoulder replacement 30 years ago when no one knew shoulder replacements were possible.. Dr Buechel is a pioneer with new & innovative procedures and is recognized in the medical profession as one of the best in the world. Recently started providing ozone injections, which is cutting edge medicine, which has provided great relief to my non-surgical shoulder. Doctor spends as much time as necessary to explain your conditions and options & you never feel rushed.
in New Jersey |
Over 20 years ago Dr Buechel did my first knee replacement ..... Living too far away from his office has been upsetting for me since I was in too much pain with my hips to ride that far. I am happy to say I have moved back to New Jersey and intend to see him again soon! I recommend him very highly. He is the best. Evelyn McGoldrick
Clifton, NJ |
I really like Dr. Buechel. He is very understanding, took time to explain my condition to me, he recommended some anti-inflammatory supplements since I have adverse reactions to many prescriptions. His staff was very friendly and well managed - they work very well together, lots of smiles which is very reassuring. Overall, I was very pleased with my consultation and trust in Dr. Buechel.
We pride ourselves on offering excellent orthopaedic care and having a dynamic personable staff to make our patients feel at ease. Thank you for your comments.
South Orange, NJ |
Excellent physician, surgeon and person. Dr. Buechel spoke to my mother so respectfully, explained everything about the proposed procedure (total shoulder replacement) and the woman who scheduled and coordinated everything was equally excellent. Everyone was very kind and treat you as a person, not a number.
Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I'm glad your mother is doing so well after her total shoulder replacement and look forward to monitoring her continued progress.
in Toms River, NJ |
Best surgeon around, hands down. If you don't need surgery, he is honest and tells you. If you do need surgery - he explains everything in layman terms and his confidence is such that you want to have your surgery immediately. Very professional but friendly office. The person who scheduled my surgery was wonderful and went over everything with me literally - STEP BY STEP. She always took my calls even when I think I was a pest... Top Rated Doctor
Thank you for your comments. Our manager Donna handles my surgical cases and I'll share your comments with her. I'm sure she will appreciate it!
in Union, NJ |
Excellent doctor and surprised he was right here in NJ. He has limited hours, so be aware of that and he is worth every dime. He pinpointed my problem after I had so many other opinions. He also discussed my weight with me and recommended that I lose about 20 pounds. He did so in a very nice manner and I know he is right.
Thank you. I try to give patients the best advise and sometimes weight management is very significant for so many joint problems. I'm glad you took my advise seriously and you are feeling better.
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