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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine, who practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Blaine's clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell Joseph Cavallo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Russell Cavallo is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Cavallo is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Cavallo attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cavallo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Health and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Michelle Sutton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karen Sutton is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutton include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sutton welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marc Kowalsky's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kowalsky's practice is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kowalsky has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, shoulder arthritis, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Sethi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sethi takes Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sethi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Sethi's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Jokl's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jokl is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Jokl attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks German and Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayor takes. Dr. Mayor has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, PCL injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sean Kelly, who practices in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kelly takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly's practice is open to new patients. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Difazio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Frank Difazio practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Difazio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Difazio attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Difazio has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanton studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Stanton's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His distinctions include: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Julie Huang's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Huang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Huang has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Huang's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Cancer Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Marc Heftler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heftler is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Heftler's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, Cigna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Hip Injections, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetris Delos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Demetris Delos works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Delos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Delos's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delos's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.