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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; he sees patients in Bloomfield, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wasserlauf's clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Collins Medical Associates and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Wasserlauf attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Wasserlauf speaks Spanish.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bissell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Collins Medical Associates, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bissell attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Green takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training 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. Dr. Green is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Katherine June Coyner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT

Dr. Katherine Coyner practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Farmington, CT and Avon, CT. Her clinical interests encompass knee surgery, hip arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coyner honors. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is affiliated with UConn Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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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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