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About Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr
Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in King Of Prussia, PA, with another office in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Osterman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Osterman has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr has the following 2 specialties
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr has the following 7 expertise
- Wrist Injury
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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I had two operations on my hand by another hand specialist with poor results. I finally decided to go to Dr Osterman. He did revision surgery to correct the problems and I have full use of my hand back. The other surgeon said it was as good as it could be. My surgery ran about 1 1/2 hours longer than he thought, and that is one of the reasons you have to wait for him. He does the more complicated cases which other surgeons don't want to do. If his surgeries run late, then it backs up the entire for him. He will also spend as much time with you as needed, and answer all of your questions and not rush the appointment. There is good reason he runs late and I in this case I respect it. He gave me full use of my hand back.
I am a healthy 65 yr old with hand issues. Without a doubt there are not enough stars for Dr. Osterman. His outstanding work was backed up by more than 2 highly enthusiastic recommendations prior to my first visit. On top of true technical genius he is a patient, calm and just plain awesome human. You may have to wait a few hours to see him but he is worth it and i don't believe i could say that about anyone else.
I have heard nothing but fabulous things about him. I went to him and had surgery by him. I had to have wrist reconstruction where my wrist had to be broken. I was told that I would be back to work in no time. The surgery was more complicated than expected with an Ulnar tear, as well. My beef is, I was not prepared by Osterman. Everyone else told me it would take forever to heal. He told me 6 months. Today, 2.5 months after surgery he told me it would take a year. A year! Why did he not tell me that sooner? My rheumatologist, pain specialist, etc told me it would take a year, but Osterman just got around to telling me. He doesn't have a good bedside manner. He's cold, factual and doesn't have a pulse. Everything is very matter of fact and he gets around to telling you...whenever. It's like a free for all. I have Lupus and other conditions. He has not taken any of that into account. Today he told me that I may need to have surgery "again" to take out the plate and pins. Well, I can't do that. My lupus has acted up and I am quite sick from the surgery. Again, why was I not told this might need to happen and why am I told like it's nothing? The initial surgery was over 3 hours long. I also have Sjogrens Syndrome. When I tried to explain this to him, he laughed and said, "You are healthy! You will feel better once the sun comes out." What?? No, I am not healthy and the sun makes Lupus worse! I am on SSD due to chronic illness. I want someone who listens and cares. This guy doesn't. The wait to see him in the office is insane. Prepare for 2-3 hour waits. I always know to go, check in and then go get lunch and come back. Know that you have to make a day of it. Know he will spend maybe 10 minutes with you...and that's it. I want to like him because of how "great" everyone says he is, but I don't. I want a doctor to know the whole person, not just my wrist and take my overall condition into account and let me know straight up what to expect. I am out of work now for a full year (was not expected) and if I do decide to have this surgery of taking the plate and pins out, I will have to be in a splint for another 6 weeks. This is crazy and he acted like it was no big deal. It's a big deal. This is my life, my job is at risk and my health is, too. Very disappointed.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Dr. Osterman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Dr. Arthur L Osterman Jr is similar to the following 3 Doctors near King Of Prussia, PA.