Orthopedics

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital offers among the most comprehensive orthopedic services available at a community hospital in Connecticut. From highly skilled, Board certified orthopedists and orthopedic specialists to advanced sur-gical technology, Northwest Connecticut residents have an alternative to urban hospitals for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of bone and joint injuries, diseases and age-related conditions at one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the world.

Orthopedic patients at the hospital’s orthopedic department can feel reassured they are receiving high quality care and personal attention in the accessible, welcoming environment that a community hospital provides.

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Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

Six important reasons for you to choose Charlotte Hungerford Hospital when you need treatment of a joint or bone disease, condition or injury.

The orthopedists affiliated with CHH’s orthopedic practice provide expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and children with a wide range of bone, joint and connective tissue diseases, conditions and injuries associated with the musculoskeletal system.

Most Current Technology and Techniques

Orthopedists affiliated with CHH use the most up-to-date diagnostic technology and procedures as well as the most innovative minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

From arthroscopic surgery to joint fusion and total joint replacement, innovative surgical advancements are used at the hospital’s orthopedic department. Orthopedic procedures are being performed at CHH that are not offered by many other community hospitals, such as a new micro spine surgery. This recently developed procedure for treating chronic back pain was recently performed at CHH. This procedure cuts patient recovery time from weeks to days, reduces the risk of complications and eliminates the need for blood transfusions.

Highly Qualified Orthopedists

The credentials of the orthopedists affiliated with CHH make them among the best in the state.

All of the hospital’s orthopedic department orthopedists are Board-certified and have been educated and trained at some of the finest schools and institutions in the country, including Columbia, Duke, Howard and Georgetown universities, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. They have taught at other universities such as Dartmouth and, published in highly respected medical journals on their research. Several of them have been chosen as the Best Orthopedists and orthopedic specialists in Connecticut by their peers.

Access to Sub-Specialists

Residents in Northwest Connecticut have easy access to highly trained and educated orthopedic professionals who have received sub-specialty training in foot and ankle, spine, hand, upper extremities, shoulder, elbow and sports medicine.

Most of the orthopedists affiliated with the hospital’s orthopedic department have gone on to advanced fellowship training in a subspecialty area after completing their residency training. While a specialty fellowship is not required after the completion of medical residency, it enables the orthopedist to develop a special area of orthopedics expertise for treating one area of the body. The orthopedist is current with the latest developments in research and surgical techniques in her/her specialty area.

For an orthopedics patient, specialized training means specialized care. The orthopedic surgeon has been specially trained to address the specific needs and, through the course of training and specialization, has developed a high level of expertise in performing these types of surgery. This generally results in better out-comes and fewer complications.

Low Complication Rates

For orthopedic procedures CHH has fewer complications, less infections and fewer dislocations than the national average.

On these three indicators the hospital’s orthopedic department has lower rates than many larger hospitals in Connecticut and major joint centers that advertise their services. CHH practices good sterile technique and identifies any potential infection before anyone, including the orthopedics patient, enters the operating room. That is why CHH has one of the lowest infection rates in the state.

Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

Area student and recreational athletes have quick and convenient access to CHH’s complete sports medicine services.

From a simple sprain to a torn ligament, CHH’s orthopedic hospital through its Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program provides comprehensive services to area athletes involving expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

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