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Orthopaedic Surgery

An orthopedic surgeon, has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. They assess, diagnose and treat a myriad of conditions that affect the human musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

They treat patients with non-surgical orthopaedic treatment , and when it requires further intervention, treat patients with surgical intervention. They may utilize different diagnostic tests to aid in their further assessment of a patients condition and these can include: radiology, bone scans, orthopaedic ultrasound, MRI, CT Scan, bone scans, interventional radiology, and lab work to name a few of the tests available as resources.

They work closely with ancilliary care centers such as physical therapy, rehabilitation centers and home physical therapy to aid in the full-scale cycle of a patients recovery process.

Orthopaedic surgeons work closely with attorneys, insurance companies and workers compensation adjustors. Orthopedic surgeons often work in conjunction with other health care providers in the cycle of their patients care, often receiving referrals/and or requests for consultations from primary care physicians, and physicians of other disciplines.

Orthopaedic surgeons see patients from all ages and stages of life from pediatric patients through the natural ageing process of life with wear and tear on the body, coupled with life’s events. They treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries, including those of competitive athletes, weekend warriors, pediatric patients, older patients, workers compensation injuries of an orthopaedic nature, motor vehicle accident- related injuries, Orthopaedic surgeons are active readers of research, contributors to research, and stay current on what is new is their individual area’s of sub-specialty by staying active in a number of different local and national academy and committee affiliations. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is one such academy of great prominence and resource for this field of doctors. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is another prominent society for hand surgeons. Orthopaedic surgeons are often involved in education, and impart their knowledge to interns through teaching as adjunct medical school professors.

They may decide to practice in an orthopedic, multi-specialty group, solo practice, or as an employee of a hospital system. They can choose to practice general orthopaedics or specialize in a variety of different area’s. In our practice, at The Orthopaedic Group, a division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, you will find an excellent group of world-class trained Orthopaedic Surgeons, who practice General Orthopaedics ( fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, muscle, ligament and tendon damage), in addition, Specializing in:

  • Adult & Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Surgery of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritis and Arthritis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Two-Incision Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Two-Incision Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement – Hip/ Knee/Shoulder/Ankle
  • Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
  • Arthroscopic Surgery- Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Knee
  • Advanced Shoulder and Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage, Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Repair
  • Sports Medicine- Adult & Pediatric
  • Occupational Orthopaedics- Workmens Compensation Injuries
  • Shoulder & Elbow Sports and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic & Spine Trauma
  • Adult and Pediatric Surgery of the Spine
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Knee Surgery