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Dr. Brett L Wasserlauf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
35 Jolley Drive; Suite 301
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Brett Wasserlauf's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Wasserlauf's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wasserlauf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Allen Bissell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35 Jolley Drive
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Scott Bissell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bissell takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert Allen Green, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
421 Cottage Grove Road; Suite B
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Green practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bloomfield, CT. He has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Green is affiliated with Saint Francis Medical Group (SFMG) (Hartford, CT). Dr. Green honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received distinctions including Vice Chairman dept of orthopedic surgery, St; Francis Hospital; and Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Green is conversant in French.

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Dr. Kenneth Rupert Alleyne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Cottage Grove Road; Suite C10
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Alleyne specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Alleyne takes Cigna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190

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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery that can be used to both diagnose and treat problems within a joint. It is most commonly performed by orthopedic surgeons on six main joints: the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist. Arthroscopy uses very small incisions, so recovery is generally quicker and the risk of infection is lower than with traditional joint surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery consists of two separate procedures. The first part, where the joint is examined and any problems are diagnosed, is called arthroscopy. If surgery is performed at the same time, it is called arthroscopic surgery. Because the two procedures take place together, sometimes these terms are used interchangeably.

During arthroscopic surgery, a small incision is made and a thin probe the width of a toothpick is inserted directly into the center of the affected joint. This probe contains a camera and fiber optic lights to illuminate the joint space. The surgeon can then look at the joint, make a diagnosis, and decide if the problem can be treated. If it can, two more small incisions will be made, and narrow tubes with tiny instruments at the tip will be inserted into the joint along with the camera. The surgeon uses the camera to guide the operation within the joint. Then all of the instruments and tubes are removed, the incisions are bandaged, and the patient can recover.

Arthroscopic surgery is not appropriate for every joint disorder, but it can be used to treat a number of them, including:
  • Inflammation of the joint, for example, synovitis or arthritis
  • Injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, or a torn meniscus in the knee
  • Bone spurs
  • Infections
  • Scar tissue within the joint

When more conservative treatment methods are not able to control pain in a joint any longer, arthroscopy is often the next step to examine and treat joint problems.
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