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Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Merrick Wetzler, who serves the Voorhees, New Jersey area at his private practice and several area hospitals.

Dr. Wetzler earned his medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine and then completed his orthopedic residency at Boston University. To continue his education, Dr. Wetzler undertook fellowships in sports medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center, the Rothman Institute, and the Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center. He has been board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

A former co-director of Virtua’s Sports Medicine Program, Dr. Wetzler is active in professional, school, and community sports at every level. He has assisted in team medical coverage for the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Wings; served as medical chairman/director for Team USA in the 2009 International Maccabiah Games, medical director for Team USA in the 2007 European Maccabiah Games, and associate medical director for Team USA in the 2005 International Maccabiah Games. Additionally, Dr. Wetzler currently serves as the Associate Editor of The Journal for Arthroscopy and Related Surgeries. He specializes in sports medicine, shoulder and knee reconstruction, orthopedic trauma, and general orthopedics.

To stay current in his field, Dr. Wetzler maintains professional memberships in the Arthroscopy Associates of North America, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine, among others. Due to his contributions to furthering the field, Dr. Wetzler was voted “Top Doc in Sports Medicine” by his peers in several surveys by SJ Magazine.

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as the shoulder, elbow, hand, and spine. They treat broken bones and replace painful joints. They also treat patients for sports injuries, back pain, ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, bone tumors, carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries, club foot, bow legs, hip dysplasia, orthopaedic trauma, limb lengthening, achilles tendon injuries, bunions, foot and ankle injuries, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

Dr. Wetzler serves patients at several area hospitals, including Virtua Marlton Hospital and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He additionally owns and operates his own private practice: South Jersey Orthopedic Associates.

Learn More About Dr. Merrick Wetzler:

Through his FindATopDoc.com profile: https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1046638-Merrick-Wetzler-sports-medicine-specialist-Voorhees-NJ-08043, his practice’s website is: http://www.sjorthopedic.com/. Dr. Wetzler can be contacted via phone at 856-424-8866. He is based out of Voorhees, New Jersey.

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