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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Paret is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paret include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He accepts Medicare insurance. His 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. Dr. Covey is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Covey attended Yale School of Medicine. He accepts 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Pravda include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pravda is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Zimmering specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Zimmering is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. Dr. Zimmering is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Cheshire, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, sports health, and hip pain. Dr. Kolstad is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Axtmayer include amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. He is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Axtmayer's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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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.