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John A. Van Houten, MD
General Orthopaedics - Arthroscopy, Fractures & Foot Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Associates
Boca Raton, FL

About John A. Van Houten, MD

John A. Van Houten, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He completed a medical internship at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, PA and general surgical residency at Martland Hospital Unit, New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ. Dr. Van Houten's orthopaedic residency included United Hospital of Newark Hospital for Crippled Children; trauma at Martland Hospital Unit; and, children's orthopaedics, birth defects and Cerebral Palsy at Hunterden State School in Clinton, NJ.

Dr. Van Houten served in the Orthopaedic Service at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC and since has been in private practice.

Further, Dr. Van Houten is a member of many professional societies including the Palm Beach Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Van Houten is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

His special interests include non-surgical spine problems, arthroscopic surgery and general orthopaedic surgery.

Articles Written by John A. Van Houten, MD

The Truth about Cortisone Shots

Today, with a careful assessment of the benefits, cortisone is a very useful and effective tool in treating back pain.

Types of Cortisone Injections

Cortisone falls into a group of chemicals called steroids. However, cortisone is very different from anabolic steroids sometimes abused by athletes.

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