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Dr. Ronald Scot Paret, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
680 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Ronald Paret is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. Dr. Paret's areas of expertise include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Paret is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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Dr. Aaron Saul Covey, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
863 N Main St Extension; Suite 200
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Aaron Covey is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. Dr. Covey's clinical interests include amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Jeffrey T Pravda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
680 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Pravda is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Pravda's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pravda is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
680 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Paul Zimmering is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmering include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. Dr. Zimmering accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Zimmering is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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Dr. Leonard A Kolstad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
680 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Leonard Kolstad practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Cheshire, CT. Dr. Kolstad obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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Dr. Alfredo Luis Axtmayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 Barnes Road; Suite 301
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Alfredo Axtmayer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Axtmayer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Axtmayer accepts. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Axtmayer attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Axtmayer is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.

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