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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. Dr. Paret's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paret honors Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Covey completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covey include amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Meriden, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pravda at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Pravda attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He 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, who practices in Wallingford, CT, Southington, CT, and Cheshire, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmering include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. Dr. Zimmering obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zimmering is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 clinical interests include amputation, sports health, and hip pain. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center. 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. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Alfredo Axtmayer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include amputation, sports health, and ACL injury. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Axtmayer takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Axtmayer attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Axtmayer is professionally 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.