Orthopaedic Services

Get the orthopaedic care that you deserve.

What We Offer

If you have an orthopaedic condition and wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please request your appointment online or call (203) 775-6205 to schedule an appointment.

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Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care

We provide care for the full range of orthopaedic conditions, from sprains and fractures to ligament tears and arthritis. Our physicians stay current with the latest academic research to provide the most innovative orthopaedic procedures – from outpatient joint replacement to microvascular hand surgery.

We provide state-of-the-art digital radiology, ultrasound, physical therapy, and pain management services within our office. We also offer cortisone, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and visco-supplementation injections, which promote tissue healing and are alternatives to surgery. Our focus is on treating every patient as an individual, not just an individual injury.

Conditions and treatments that we provide

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Sports Medicine

We take care of everyone from little league players and high school athletes to members of an NFL team. Our experience on the sidelines is unparalleled. We are known for our conservative treatment, and we avoid surgery whenever possible. Our staff includes physicians who are board certified in both orthopedics and orthopedic sports medicine. They are trained in cutting-edge technologies, including innovative joint preservation procedures.

Together, our physicians and physical therapists have decades of cumulative experience treating athletes in every age group and at every level — whether they are competing in college athletics or simply want to stay fit and involved in the activities they enjoy.

Conditions, treatments, and injury prevention

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Joint Replacement

Our surgeons introduced computer-assisted robotic joint replacement at Danbury Hospital. We specialize in total and partial knee replacement, hip replacement, and complex total joint revision surgery. We have also trained in both traditional and reverse shoulder joint replacement.

Leading the way, we started the outpatient joint replacement center at Danbury Hospital; we help our patients decide if this progressive approach meets their individual needs. According to recent data, we have exceptionally low complication rates that are well below national standards and unequaled in the area.

Nuvance Health Surgical PatientsOur Nuvance Health surgical patients can access detailed information on our knee and hip replacement procedures and what to expect by reviewing our guidebooks:
● Download Knee Replacement Guide● Download Hip Replacement Guide

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Pain Management

Chronic pain can make even the simplest tasks hard to endure. We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pain, including musculoskeletal, neurological, and cancer-related pain. Interventional pain management addresses pain directly from the source rather than relying solely on prescription pain medication. Patients can be treated with many different procedures – all minimally invasive and performed with X-ray and/or ultrasound guidance. Treatments include long-lasting nerve blocks, radiofrequency, and spinal cord stimulators.

We also have expertise in regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell therapy (SCT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These leading-edge technologies involve injecting damaged tissue with a patient’s own stem cells or plasma. While the new cells adapt to their environment, they repair damage in the process. Many of these techniques offer relief for patients with chronic pain who have not responded to traditional treatment. Our goal is to return our patients to their everyday activities quickly, decrease their need for medication, and improve their overall quality of life.

Conditions and treatments that we provide

  • Conditions

    ● Annular Disc Tear ● Arthritis (Knee/Hip, etc)● Back Pain● Bone Spurs/Osteophytes● Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)● Degenerative Disc Disease● Facet Joint Syndrome● Failed Back Surgery Syndrome● Headaches● Herniated/Bulging Disc● Neck Pain● Neuropathy● Pinched Nerve● Radiculopathy● Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain● Sciatica● Spinal Stenosis● Spine Compression Fractures● Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis

  • Treatments

    ● Cortisone Injections● Discography● Epidural Steroid Injections● Facet Joint Injection● Intradiscal Therapy / Biacuplasty● Intrathecal Drug Delivery (IT-Pump)● Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty● Lumbar Sympathetic Block● Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)● Nerve Root Block● Non-Surgical Treatment for Disc Herniation (Percutaneous Discectomy)● Radiofrequency Ablation● Radiofrequency Neurotomy● Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation● Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Joints Injection● Spinal Cord Stimulator● Stellate Ganglion Block

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Radiology & Digital X-Rays

Our X-Ray suites include state-of-the-art Digital X-Ray systems, which provide the highest quality images. Experienced, licensed X-Ray technicians perform all of our testing on-site. Your physician can immediately review digital images during your appointment.

We also use a highly sophisticated fluoroscopic and mobile imaging unit for X-Ray localization during interventional pain management procedures.

General/important information about X-Rays

  • Imaging studies performed somewhere else

    ● If you have had X-Rays or other imaging studies performed somewhere else, please bring the disc with you to your appointment.

  • Pickup your X-Rays

    ● If you call in advance – and we appreciate 24-hour notice – we will have your images ready for pickup at the reception desk.

MAKOplasty Robotic Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an advanced minimally invasive treatment option for adults suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) in one or two compartments of their knee. It is the only truly patient-specific procedure, planned and performed from a 3-D model of your knee. MAKOplasty is powered by the proven, highly accurate RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, which allows surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible results so you can return to an active lifestyle.

MAKOplasty is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting only the diseased part of your knee, your surgeon can spare healthy bone, tissue, and ligaments. Other benefits may include a smaller incision, shorter hospital stay, less pain, reduced blood loss, less scarring, and a more rapid recovery.

MAKOplasty is indicated for patients suffering from osteoarthritis in one or two compartments of their knee. A total knee replacement is sometimes necessary if your surgeon discovers during surgery that your knee has more damage than originally seen in the pre-operative X-rays and CT scan.

Here is a video that explains the process

  • MAKOplasty – A Less Invasive Procedure

    MAKOplasty is enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform the procedure accurately through a smaller incision when compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with intelligent instrumentation. This allows the surgeon to more accurately place the implant that has been selected for your knee.

    By preserving healthy bone, tissue, and ligaments, along with more accurate implant positioning, you can expect a more natural feeling knee. Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary. Your surgeon should discuss the specific risks associated with MAKOplasty and other treatment options with you.

  • Clinical Data Highlights

    Results of several studies demonstrate the clinical benefits of robotic arm-assisted MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing. Initial results of an ongoing study found that MAKOplasty resulted in more accurately placed implants and less pain for the first eight weeks after surgery when compared with patients receiving manually placed implants.

    Comparing American Knee Society Scores, a common measure of knee functionality, the study also found MAKOplasty patients had increased post-operative functionality at three months post-surgery.

  • Is MAKOplasty® covered by health insurance providers?

    As a knee replacement procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by Medicare and most private insurance carriers.

  • Does the robotic arm system actually perform the surgery?

    No, MAKOplasty is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who uses the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system to pre-plan the surgery and to accurately resurface the bone with consistently reproducible precision.

    The robotic arm does not perform the surgery, nor can it make decisions on its own or move in any way without the surgeon guiding it. During surgery, RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.

  • What is the difference between MAKOplasty and traditional knee replacement surgery?

    Unlike manual surgery, MAKOplasty provides consistent and reproducible accuracy through the use of RIO and the contouring design of RESTORIS® implants. Compared to total knee replacements, MAKOplasty preserves healthy bone, soft tissue, and ligaments which allows for an overall less invasive procedure, more rapid recovery, shorter hospital stay, and more natural knee function.

  • What is the lifespan of a MAKOplasty implant?

    All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors, including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone stock, and compliance with their surgeon’s orders. Proper implant alignment and precise positioning during surgery are also very important.

MAKOplasty Robotic Total Hip Replacement

MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Total Hip Arthroplasty

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Interactive Arm Orthopaedic System, which allows surgeons to achieve a new level of precision with the newest techniques in hip replacement surgery. MAKOplasty® Hip is designed to restore patient mobility and an active lifestyle.

Here is a video that explains the process

  • Understanding Degenerative Joint Disease

    The hip is one of your body’s largest weight-bearing joints. The hip is called a ball-and-socket joint because the spherical head of the thighbone (femur) moves inside the cup-shaped hollow socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis. These bones are covered by cartilage, a layer of strong tissue that cushions the bones and allows smooth, easy movement of the joint.

    Degenerative joint disease (DJD) can cause a loss of cartilage, resulting in bone-on-bone contact that may result in pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain.

  • What is degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the hip?

    There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain. These include but are not limited to:
    ● Osteoarthritis (OA): also called “wear-and-tear arthritis,” in which the cartilage wears down over time.● Post-traumatic arthritis: which results from a severe fracture or dislocation of the hip.● Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): an inflammatory arthritis of the joints.● Avascular necrosis (AVN): a condition where the “ball” or femoral head has lost a healthy supply of blood flow, causing the bone to die and the femoral head to become misshapen.● Hip dysplasia: a developmental deformation or misalignment of the hip joint.If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering with hip pain from degenerative joint disease, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® total hip arthroplasty, also known as MAKOplasty® total hip replacement.

  • What is MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement?

    MAKOplasty® is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering from painful DJD of the hip and needing a total hip replacement. MAKOplasty®, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, allows your surgeon to treat your specific hip condition with accuracy and precision.

  • How does MAKOplasty® work?

    If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure prior to your surgery date, you will have a hip CT scan performed. This is used to create a 3-D model of your hip, pelvis, and femur. The surgeon uses the RIO® software with information from the model to plan your surgery based on your unique anatomy. During surgery, the software provides real-time information to optimize implant positioning and alignment, and the robotic arm is used to prepare your socket and guide the accurate placement of the implants.

  • What are the potential benefits of MAKOplasty® robotic arm-assisted hip replacement?

    Accurate placement and alignment of implant components are critical factors in hip replacement. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System and provides a new level of accuracy and precision in total hip replacement.
    The RIO® System software uses patient-specific anatomic information from a pre-operative CT scan to enable the accurate position of the implants so that the likelihood of implant or bony impingement is reduced as well as a possible reduction in the rate of dislocation.
    The RIO® System allows the surgeon to know and control the position of the cup and stem in addition to the final correction of leg length accomplished by the hip replacement before closing the incision.

  • Who is a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® total hip procedure?

    If you have one or more of the following symptoms, talk to your doctor – you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty®.
    ● Pain while putting weight on the affected joints.● Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the hip.● Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities.● Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain medication.● Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your doctor.

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