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Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in South Orange, NJ and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1972 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Buechel Sr "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 "
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."
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
1 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
97 Conditions Treated
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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 satisfaction and pride.l Their gratitude
Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buechel Sr to family and friends is 5 out of 5