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Dr. Gupta’s Patient Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Michael W.Dr. Gupta performed surgery on patient Michael W. and he recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro:

I couldn’t walk without pain in both my knees until Dr. Gupta replaced both of them for me. Now, a few years later, I’ve trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro…..at 65! -Michael W.

If you are interested in learning more about joint replacement and/or pain management please schedule an appointment with our office.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Tips for Good Orthopedic Health

Of course, as we age, it’s important to keep your mind sharp, your heart healthy, and your cholesterol low. We hear about this often, as more and more Americans deal with age-related health problems and cognitive issues. Less emphasis is placed upon joint and bone health, which is unfortunate. While we certainly need our minds and hearts to live better, healthier lives, we also use our joints and bones every day!

A decline in joint & bone health can bring pain & discomfort, disability & a much lower quality of life. Luckily, Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut has some simple preventative measures that you can take now to ensure that your joints & bones work for you well into the future.

A decline in joint and bone health can bring pain and discomfort, disability, and a much lower quality of life. Luckily, there are some simple preventative measures that you can take now to ensure that your joints and bones work for you well into the future.

Choose Supportive Footwear

This sounds obvious, but many people would be surprised at the number of orthopedic issues that stem from wearing the wrong shoes. If you suffer from pain in any way, from back pain to aching ankles and toes, your shoes could be making things worse.

Even something as simple as tight sneakers or uncomfortable high heels could lead to more than just blisters. Without ample arch support, the body quickly becomes misaligned. Pain, lack of circulation, and inability to walk properly are all signs that you should do research and invest in shoes that offer arch support, comfort, and flexibility. This is the rule with both men and women.

Move and Stretch

If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, the lack of movement will eventually catch up with you. Exercise can be performed at any age, and as we get older, it is smart to incorporate stretching exercises into our daily exercise regimen.

The good thing is that you don’t have to head to a yoga class every morning or sign up for expensive training sessions to move and flex your joints. While yoga and training are both wonderful ways to stay in shape, you can easily perform stretches in your own home, even while sitting down. During moments of good weather, head outside and take a brisk walk, and be sure to do some light stretching before you begin.

With stretching, remember to avoid pain and discomfort. Move and bend, but not to the point where something hurts, or you sense that you may injure yourself. Everyone has different abilities and a different level of tolerance. Ultimately, you know best what movements and stretches to perform to avoid weak joints and bones.

Know Your Body and Avoid Accidents

Many of us have a joint or an area that we feel is a “weak spot”. If you have a lingering back injury, do not tempt fate. Take extra steps to ensure that you are lifting items by distributing weight and that you are bending your knees to reach the floor. Avoid chairs and mattresses that offer no lumbar support. This goes for any area of your body, any joint or bone that is weakened or uncomfortable. Make adjustments, and work to strengthen those areas gently and gradually.

Additionally, favor the larger joints for bigger jobs. Use your entire arm and shoulder to lift objects in your hand. Use the strength of your entire core to push and pull objects. Cradle lifted items close to your body to stabilize yourself and eliminate unnecessary strain and hunching.

Seek Medical Advice If Issues Persist

If you do begin to experience pain or a lack of mobility, early intervention is key. Joint and bone problems only get worse if they are not addressed. For information regarding orthopedic health in Connecticut, call the Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut and make an appointment: 203-775-6205. Our team can assist you with treatment plans, preventative measures, and solutions for pain management.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Keeping in Shape After an Orthopedic Injury

Recovery following a sports injury or surgery can be tedious. The loss of fitness can be frustrating. The best way to deal with the recovery blues is to ease back into exercise with some of the following advice and tips from those who have suffered from orthopedic injuries. If you are dealing with an orthopedic injury, we would love to help you on the road to recovery. Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut at 203-775-6205

Recovery following a sports injury or surgery can be tedious. The loss of fitness can be frustrating. The best way to deal with the recovery blues is to ease back into exercise with some of the following advice and tips from those who have suffered from orthopedic injuries:

• Getting Off the Couch Is Key
You know your body, and you should be honest about what you can handle following an injury and some downtime. The best approach is to talk to your doctor or a trusted orthopedic specialist who can guide you through the process of recovery. Explain that you want to stay fit and active, and they can assess your needs and abilities. People recovering from injury are able to exercise at the gym and perform useful stretches. Ask about a simple gym routine that you can follow, or light stretching to facilitate flexibility and healing.
• Listen to Your Doctor and Don’t Push It
If your doctor advises you to avoid putting weight on an injured leg, arm, or joint – follow this advice! It’s best not to push yourself to the point of pain. If you’re simply not sure about a movement, ask.
• What You Eat and How You Think Are Important
Good, nutritious food will encourage faster recovery, will give you energy, and will help you stay active during your downtime. It is important to avoid constipating foods, as this is often a side effect of pain medication. Mental health is key, so ensure that you are thinking positively. Scientists have long drawn correlations between positivity and physical healing, so give yourself some love and keep anxiety as far away as possible.
• Get Creative with Your Movement
The fastest way to increase your motivation to exercise is to change up your routine. If you are suffering from an orthopedic injury, you may need to think about adjusting your motions, using machines and weights at the gym differently, or strengthening other parts of the body to avoid the injured area.

If you are dealing with an orthopedic injury, we would love to help you on the road to recovery. Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut at 203-775-6205, or visit our website for more information: Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut – http://ctorthopaedic.com/.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Orthopedic Health Tips

Orthopedic issues can impact your life tremendously. Ongoing, untreated bone and joint problems can lead to discomfort, injury, and can even prevent you from enjoying daily activities.

Orthopedic issues can impact your life tremendously. Ongoing, untreated bone and joint problems can lead to discomfort, injury, and can even prevent you from enjoying daily activities. Experts have shared a few helpful reminders that could help you alleviate orthopedic problems and promote good bone and joint health long into the future.

First, don’t forget to stay active! Daily exercise is critical for maintaining strong bones and joints, as well as for keeping yourself in shape and in better health overall. It’s important to assess your abilities and to ease into a routine that suits your body and your lifestyle, especially if you are not someone who regularly exercises. For strengthening exercises, low impact is key. Avoid lifting heavy weights or high impact cardio, which could put unnecessary strain on joints. Stretching and cooling down are important steps, as well. Stretching will help increase mobility and flexibility, and cooling down will help prevent soreness and post-workout injuries.

Second, make sure that you are thinking of orthopedic health when you go shopping. Many fashionable shoes look great but could be uncomfortable and unsupportive, throwing your feet, back, and everything else into a world of pain. High heels can place stress on ankles, and tight shoes can lead to foot and toe deformities and other problems. Restrictive clothing can inhibit flexibility and circulation. Also, consider using a suitcase or briefcase with wheels, or a smaller bag or purse, to promote better posture and spine alignment. Your mattress and pillows deserve extra consideration, too. Supportive sleep is essential for overall orthopedic health.

Third, maintain a diet with an eye on your orthopedic health. Think of your Calcium and Vitamin D intake. Dairy products, eggs, and fish containing “healthy” fats are reliable sources of Calcium and Vitamin D. Since Vitamin D is sometimes hard to come by in foods, reasonable doses of sunlight are a good source. Taking a high-quality Calcium and/or Vitamin D supplement is recommended.

Finally, be on the lookout for pain and strain. If you notice any changes in your bone and joint health, treat the swelling with ice, get plenty of rest, and make an appointment with a trusted orthopedic specialist.

The Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut team is fully committed to helping you maintain orthopedic health and prevent injury so that you can lead a full and pain-free life. If you are experiencing any signs of decreased mobility, injury, or if you have any concerns about your bone and joint health, give us a call at 203-775-6205. You can also find more information about our services by visiting the Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut website.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Can Physical Therapy Reduce the Need for Painkillers?

Can Physical Therapy Reduce the Need for Painkillers? The doctors of Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut have found it to be very effective.Evolving Opioid Epidemic Poses Challenges for Public Health Officials.” “Opioid Distributors Blame Pharmacies, Docs for Crisis.” “Cash-Strapped Schools Struggle to Help Children of Opioid Epidemic.

You’ve seen the headlines, but how did we get here? The American Physical Therapy Association says in an official report, “The ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. reflects the unintended consequences of a nationwide effort to help individuals control their pain.” The association further notes, “The health care system, since the mid-1990s, employed an approach of pain management that focuses on the pharmacological masking of pain, rather than treating the actual cause of pain.” The end result? A  dramatic increase in opioid addiction, and the growing realization that current strategies for managing pain have to be changed.

At Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, we’ve treated a lot of physical injuries & chronic pain over the years. During that time, we’ve found physical therapy in our Brookfield, CT facility is one of the best ways to make patients move better, feel better, and hopefully, have less reliance on pain-killers in the long run. Our professional opinion is backed up, not only by our experience but in a recent analysis of nearly 90,000 private insurance claims recently published in the peer-reviewed JAMA Network Open Medical Journal. It found “taking part in at least one Physical Therapy Session within 90 days of diagnosis resulted in up to a 10% reduction in how many pills a patient consumed.” Imagine what a series of PT sessions might do?

After being prescribed a series of PT visits generally comprised of strengthening exercises, pain-relief exercises, stretching, low-impact aerobic training, and/or a combination of heat and ice packs, we’ve seen patients experience improved mobility, faster healing and a better quality of life.
Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut provides in-house physical therapy and rehabilitation services.
To be clear, painkillers, when managed properly, do serve a useful purpose. In cases of extreme pain, we believe opioids can be prescribed as a first strategy in measured amounts, paired with information on the risks of addiction. We then urge the patient be advised of the benefits of physical therapy for treating pain and to prevent the onset of chronic pain – which, quite likely, would reduce the need for prescription painkillers.

Interested in finding out if Physical Therapy in our facility located in Brookfield, CT could be of benefit to you? Schedule an appointment at Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut. Our talented team of orthopaedic doctors can diagnose medical conditions, answer your questions and write a prescription, if appropriate, for physical therapy.

Before you leave our website, click on “our team” to meet our doctors,  and choose physical therapy under “services” to find information on our PT staff.  Click on “patient education” along with “links & resources” for a wealth of health information right at your fingertips, 24/7.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Why Smoking is “Bad to the Bone!”

You probably know smoking has been proven to cause life-threatening health issues such as lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, asthma and low-birth weight in babies. But did you know, smoking can have a serious impact on your bones? It’s true! Increasing evidence has emerged over the years that shows tobacco exposure, both directly and passively through second-hand smoke, has been shown to have a detrimental effect on the musculoskeletal system.

So what does smoking do to the bones? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers have detected increased bone loss and lower bone mineral density in smokers compared to non-smokers and former smokers, and an increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures including hip, leg, arm and spine fractures.

People who smoke face an increased risk for other musculoskeletal problems including increased chronic pain in the neck and lower back; increased rotator cuff tears and shoulder dysfunction with lower healing rates and poorer outcomes following rotator cuff repair. Smokers also have a higher risk of suffering from inflammatory, auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

So what does smoking do to the bones? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers have detected increased bone loss and lower bone mineral density in smokers compared to non-smokers and former smokers, and an increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures including hip, leg, arm and spine fractures. 

But wait there’s more! Research has also found smoking can seriously impact bone healing after surgery and we concur! At Connecticut Orthopaedic Medicine, we urge patients to quit smoking before surgery because we believe patients who use tobacco have a harder time healing after total hip and knee replacement. In fact, the risk of wound healing problems and infections after surgery is more than double in smokers; with some tobacco users taking twice as long or longer to heal their fractures. In extreme cases, the broken bone may not have enough blood flow to heal at all! That’s what called a non-union and it can be very painful.

So what is a smoker to do? Start by quitting. According to the National Institutes of Health,  smoking cessation, even later in life, may help limit smoking-related bone loss. Click on the links for advice on how to “break the smoking habit” and read on for some extra tips to keep your bones as healthy as can be!

BeTobaccoFree.gov
http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov

Smokefree.gov
www.smokefree.gov

Quitting smoking aside, there are other steps you can take to increase your chances of having strong, healthy bones. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D and avoid excessive consumption of alcohol. Exercise to build bone strength and talk to your doctor about a bone-mineral-density test. This test is easy and painless and can detect osteoporosis before fractures occur;  as well as predict one’s chances of fracturing a bone or bones in the future. There is no cure for osteoporosis but there are medications available to prevent and treat the disease in post-menopausal women and men. Ask your physician for details or contact Connecticut Orthopaedic Medicine for more information. Here’s to the health of your bones!

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute Achieves Success with New Total Joint Program

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Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute Achieves Success with New Total Joint Program

New program provides patients undergoing total joint replacement with an exceptional experience and superior clinical outcomes.

 

DANBURY, Connecticut, October 25, 2018 — The Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute has launched a new Total Joint Program as part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing the patient experience and improving outcomes. The patient-centric Total Joint Program emphasizes standardization of care, patient and caregiver education, and early mobility.

In just the first two months of the program patient satisfaction scores have increased 12 percent. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of patients discharged to home versus a nursing facility; and, a decrease in the length of hospital stay so patients can heal in the comfort of their own homes after total joint replacement (TJR) surgery.

The Joint and Spine Institute incorporated a patient-centric destination model into the existing high quality care Danbury Hospital delivers to patients undergoing TJR. These improvements were launched thanks to a close collaboration between an administrative team and a multidisciplinary care team, including a patient navigator, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses at Danbury Hospital.

As a result of the innovative care they receive, many patients go home the next day after TJR surgery. Some patients opt for same-day TJR procedures and are able to go home within hours after surgery. The Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute coordinates with Western Connecticut Home Care, and other home health care organizations, so patients can convalesce safely in the comfort of their own homes. Studies show that patients have a better outcome when they go directly home after surgery, versus to a nursing home or short-term rehabilitation center.

“Through the Total Joint Program, we are achieving efficiencies and delivering even higher quality care with better outcomes,” said Sanjay Gupta, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist at Danbury Hospital. “At Danbury Hospital, we perform about 900 joint placements each year. The Total Joint Program is the result of our dedicated staff continually improving how we care for our total joint replacement patients. We are very excited to see that the program is proving to have a positive impact for our patients.”

Highlights of the Total Joint Program include:

A Dedicated Joint Unit

The Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute unit has 12 private patient rooms and a highly specialized team of nurses, physical therapists (PT), and occupational therapists (OT) dedicated to the care of TJR patients.

A Culture of Wellness, Early Patient Mobility, and Group Support

  • Patients wear their own clothing rather than a hospital gown.
  • Patients are out of bed early in the morning, simulating a normal home schedule. They also participate in out-of-bed activities throughout the day.
  • The Daily Patient Routine integrates nursing, PT, and OT.
  • Group PT and an Ambulation Board titled “Sail On To Recovery” help track each patient’s progress and promote friendly competition. These recovery tactics have been proven to result in better outcomes.
  • Caregivers and family members, or “coaches”, are included in therapy sessions to prepare them to assist in the patient’s recovery process.

 

Patient Education

  • A patient navigator provides personalized guidance to patients and their coaches as they progress through the Total Joint Program.
  • Patients and their coaches attend a group Pre-Op Seminar four weeks before surgery so they know what to expect. Studies show that patients who are more prepared for surgery report a better experience and outcome.
  • Patients are registered for Recovery Coach, a digital app that helps inform and prepare them for surgery with timely notifications, education modules, and reminders. They also have access to a guidebook to educate and coordinate care both pre- and post-surgery.
  • During their stay at the Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute, patients receive a daily newsletter to set expectations for the day’s activities.

 

Standardized Patient Care, Tailored for Individual Needs

Standardized post-op and discharge orders create a more efficient, effective, and safe method for delivery of care. However, the Total Joint Program staff recognizes that each patient is different, with their own specific concerns.

“We take care of the emotional and physical needs of each of our patients, while also incorporating standardization so they know exactly what to expect when they have joint replacement surgery at Danbury Hospital. From intake to discharge to recovery, a network of staff at Danbury Hospital and Western Connecticut Health Network provide an individual approach to each patient,” said Dr. Gupta.

Pain after surgery is one of the biggest concerns for patients undergoing TJR. The Total Joint Program incorporates advanced pain management therapies, including innovative medicines and nerve blocks. A joint replacement pain management team, which is led by an anesthesiologist, consults with each patient before, during, and after surgery.

About Joint Replacement at Danbury Hospital

The Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute earned the Center of Excellence designation from the Joint Commission for providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle replacement. Our orthopedic surgeons are trained in less invasive techniques and the latest in pain management in order to provide safe, high quality care to all of our patients.

To learn more about the Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute and new Total Joint Program, please visit our website.

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Manager, Public Relations

203-739-7478

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Andrea Rynn

Director, Public & Government Relations

203-739-7919

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About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premier, patient-centered healthcare organization serving residents of western Connecticut and adjacent New York. WCHN is anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Norwalk Hospital. We have an integrated network of more than 1,300 employed and community physicians and specialists, 70 Western Connecticut Medical Group medical and sub-specialty practices across 16 communities, and Western Connecticut Home Care. Our nationally renowned Rudy L. Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute is leading innovative research, especially for cancer and Lyme disease. Many of our advancements have been made possible by generous donors from our community and through the Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation and the Norwalk Hospital Foundation. As an academic institution, we are proud to shape the future of care through our partnership with the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. WCHN employs nearly 6,300 employees including about 1,900 clinical staff. For more information, visit wchn.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital, Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital, and Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.

 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes From AAOS

Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The consequences of overdoing a sport can include injuries that impair growth and may lead to long-term health problems. Share this #OrthoInfo with your young patients on playing it safe while participating in sports.

Read More via OrthoInfo

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

‘Cool’ New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.

Read More via NBC News

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

What Golfing Can Do For Your Bone Health

Golfing is a fun and competitive sport for people of all athletic abilities to enjoy. Whether you do it recreationally or competitively, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) wants golfers to stay injury-free and take advantage of the health benefits of the sport.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.