Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD

Dr. Frederick Buechel Sr, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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

61 1st St

South Orange, NJ 07079

Contact Information

(973) 762-8344

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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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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Dr. Buechel Sr's bio

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 "
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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."

7  Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

97  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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • 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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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
Media & Publications

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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
14 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 3
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Dr. Buechel Sr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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 satisfaction and pride.l  Their gratitude


Patient Comments (8)

Always leave this office completely satisfied with my treatment, the doctor's recommendations and the cooperative staff. I have been a patient here for several years and highly recommend Dr. Buechel and his partner Dr. Helbig to all my friends and family. I have seen Dr. Buechel for hip and...more
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Really nice doctor, very intelligent, well spoken with great bedside manners. He spent a lot of time explaining things to me, even if I didn't hear what I knew.. I need a joint replacement of my knee. The staff is super friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this doctor.
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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
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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...more
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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...more
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