Specialties

Joint Replacement

Chronic pain is not something you should have to live with. Our specialized joint team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis and joint pain. We will discuss all of your options both surgical and nonsurgical to recommend the best treatment for you. Our specialties include partial and total knee replacement, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and simultaneous bilateral joint replacement surgery, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and finger joint replacements. A careful, well-planned rehabilitation is critical to a successful recovery; you will work closely with our therapy team to ensure an improved quality of life with less pain, improved motion, and better strength.

Spine Care

Our spine team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care for your neck and back-related problems. A thorough evaluation will be performed to pinpoint the causes and ensure a proper diagnosis, recommended treatment plan and patient education. In addition to spine, neck and back problems, we specialize in scoliosis, spine surgery, kyphoplasty, epidural injections, interventional pain management and EMG’s. Combining cutting edge technology and the latest practices with years of experience, our spine team is one of the leading providers in the area.

Orthopaedic Team

Being sidelined with an injury is tough, whether you are a weekend warrior, an elite athlete, or an active individual. Our orthopaedic team is here to get you back in the game or to your normal lifestyle quickly. With the right diagnosis, both surgical and non-surgical options, and comprehensive treatment plan, you will be on your way to recovery and prepared to prevent a reoccurrence of your injury. In addition to non-surgical musculoskeletal and medical problems of everyone from kids to geriatrics and everyone in between, our specialized team is experienced in overuse injuries, return-to-play decisions, complex surgeries of the knees, elbows and shoulders, pre-participation sports evaluations, and individuals with acute or chronic illnesses, hand and upper extremities, foot and lower extremities, and management of sports related concussions.

Workers' Compensation

We are dedicated to working with you and your carrier to develop an accelerated treatment plan for your safe return to work, while complying with State and Federal laws. Our five office locations allow for convenience, in most cases you will have a same day appointment for a consult and your follow-up appointment will never be more than 4 weeks away. You will always return to work with a specialized note detailing any restrictions. Getting you back to work quickly and safely is our priority.

Concussion Prevention and Management

Concussions are a result from bump, hit, or blow to the head or from violent shaking; they are most common in contact sports but can occur in everyday life. Concussion symptoms may appear mild, but can lead to significant, life-long impairment in an individual's ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically. An early diagnosis and proper prevention and management can significantly improve patient outcome. Returning to play too early or suffering a second blow to the head while recovering from a concussion can be catastrophic. Our concussion specialists are Impact certified (learn about ImPACT) and experienced in head injuries.

Concussion Symptoms

  • Observed
    • Appears to be dazed or stunned
    • Is confused about assignment
    • Forgets plays
    • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
    • Moves clumsily
    • Answers questions slowly
    • Loses consciousness (even temporarily)
    • Shows behavior or personality change
    • Forgets events prior to hit (retrograde amnesia)
    • Forgets events after hit (anterograde amnesia)
  • Signs reported by athlete or individual
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Balance problems or dizziness
    • Double or fuzzy vision
    • Sensitivity to light or noise
    • Feeling sluggish
    • Feeling "foggy"
    • Change in sleep pattern
    • Concentration or memory problems

Physiatry and Interventional Pain Management

Living with pain is very difficult. Our goal is to decrease your pain and enhance your everyday life without surgery. We take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of your ailment and design a specialized treatment and rehabilitation plan. We work with you to help you remain as active and pain-free as possible at any age.

Primary care sports medicine

Understanding how athletics affects all aspects of the human body comes from our hands-on experience and specialized training. Combined with our love of sports, we have the expertise to provide you with the best care for all of your illnesses and medical conditions related to sports. Whether you are a little leaguer with asthma, a weekend warrior with diabetes, or looking to become more active and want to know if your osteoporosis or weight will allow it, Center for Orthopaedics is here to help.

Arthroscopic and Orthopaedic Surgery

Center for Orthopaedic physicians always consider both nonsurgical and surgical options. When surgery is necessary, put your trust in our orthopaedic surgery team. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery as well as arthroscopic, reconstructive, general and specialty orthopaedic surgeries. Our physicians utilize the latest technology and have years of experience in performing successful orthopaedic surgeries. Rest assure you will receive the best possible care with any member of our orthopaedic surgery team.

Visit any of our convenient locations:

Branford
1224 Main Street
Lockworks Square
Branford, CT 06405
203-752-3100
Hamden
2200 Whitney Avenue
Suite 170
Hamden, CT 06518
203-752-3100
New Haven
230 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-752-3100
Norwalk
148 East Avenue
Suite 2E
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-853-2967
Orange
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
203-752-3100
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists