Alan M. Reznik, MD
Advanced Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Knee, Cartilage, Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Repair, Sports Medicine - Adult & Pediatric
A Westinghouse Science talent search honoree, Dr. Reznik is Board-Certified in Orthopedics and Arthroscopic surgery, specializing in Sports Medicine. He received his Bachelors of Science from Columbia University's School of Engineering. Studying Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, he became interested in medicine. While attending the Yale University School of Medicine, his expertise in engineering merged with his love of medicine and forged a career in Orthopedic Surgery. During his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY, he served as a court physician at the US Open Tennis Tournament and was selected for a fellowship at Oxford University at the Nuffield. He then gained further expertise in Sports Medicine at University of California, San Diego with Dr. Dale Daniel, a world-renowned knee ligament expert, and Dr. Raymond Sachs, a groundbreaking shoulder expert.
Returning to New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Reznik was a founding member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital's Orthopaedic Trauma team and awarded the Yale Residents' Teaching Award. He served on the game organizing committee for the 1995 Special Olympics, caring for special athletes from over 105 countries. He was the team physician for the New Haven Knights professional hockey team.
Dr. Reznik was selected by Connecticut Magazine as a "Top Doc" in the state by patients, nurses, physicians from other specialties and his Orthopedic Surgeon peers for the last twelve years. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and he has been named as one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumer's Research Council of America.
In an academic private practice for over twenty years, Dr. Reznik is the managing partner of The Orthopaedic Group, LLC. He serves on the Board of Directors at Ezra Academy. He enjoys golf. He writes articles for the group's web site, our monthly newsletter, and patient magazine. Alan Reznik, M.D. has been a renowned expert on knee ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee repair. He performs minimally invasive ACL reconstruction, ligament and cartilage repairs, uses innovative suture techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and, along with Dr. Richard Zell, is a clinical investigator for new grafting techniques for bone defects in the knee.
Committee Appointments in 2013:
Sept-2013 Appointed to serve on the Communications Cabinet of AAOS(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) for a 2 year term to conclude at close of Annual Meeting in 2016.
Volunteer Medical Missions: Dr. Reznik was a volunteer surgeon on a medical mission to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The team visited underserved areas and set up a clinic in a domed stadium to care for displaced residents of New Orleans without health care. In 2008, he visited Cuba and Bolivia, Cuba on a humanitarian mission and in Bolivia to see first-hand the role of "Save the Children," in the poorest-of-poor countries in South America. In 2011, Dr. Reznik traveled to Haiti and preformed surgeries on both children and adults in need of orthopedic care.
Inventions and Patents:
Dr. Reznik holds a number of patents for Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy. This includes his Universal Shoulder Positioner, fluid flow control for arthroscopic surgery. He has patents pending on surgical instruments, arm holder, cannula's with methods of use, novel suture anchors and Internet search enhancements. His surgical inventions are designed to improve the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery. His arthroscopic suture grasper is being marketed by Johnson and Johnson and his arm positioning device is being manufactured by Innovative Medical Products. The other inventions are in varying stages of development.
Books By Dr. Reznik:
He has written two books. The Knee and Shoulder Handbook for All of Us, is a patient guide to shoulder and knee problems, diagnosis and treatment. It includes a guide on how to get the most out of your orthopedic office visits and tips for sports injury prevention in athletes both young and old. I Have Fallen and Can Get Up, is a book that explains the reason we fall and how to prevent those falls. It has a fall risk check list and a guide to how to make your home safer for everyone. It also includes an outline of medical conditions that contribute to falling and often missed on initial evaluation after a fall. It is hoped both these books will help all patients live better, healthier active lives with less injuries and if you do get hurt by a fall, sports participation or other injury you will know what to do next.