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April 06, 2015

OCE squareAccidents happen. When they do, people need immediate attention and evaluation and treatment by skilled professionals.  Until now, trips to the emergency room have often added insult to injury with long waits for treatment and costly out-of-pocket fees. More important, chances are slim that a highly trained orthopedic specialist will be the doctor providing treatment.  

Now, Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics have solved the problem. OrthoCare Express, opening Monday, April 6th, provides expert orthopedic care on an urgent walk-in basis, for emergencies that occur during the day, after office hours, and on weekends. Staffed by the medical teams of Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics, OrthoCare Express offers the same specialized expertise and individualized approach as the parent practices, in an intimate and responsive setting that gives patients an alternative to visiting the ER.

“Orthopedic injuries can occur at any time of the day, when people are at home doing household tasks, playing a sport or engaging in exercise,” says Dr. Michael Brand, president of Danbury Orthopedics. “With the opening of OrthoCare Express, our specialists are here on an emergency basis for the members of our community, in a state-of-the art, patient-friendly and easily accessible setting.”

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Danbury at 226 White Street (the same location as Danbury Orthopedics), OrthoCare Express is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 8:00 PM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. While healthcare insurance is required, no appointment or referral is necessary. Patients will receive highly specialized emergency treatment for the full range of orthopedic injury: sprains, strains, fractures, pain, dislocations, and sports-related injuries including those incurred at youth and high-school sporting events.

Within a private practice setting, OrthoCare Express provides immediate access to Board-certified orthopedic surgeons and specialized orthopedic physician assistants.  For prompt evaluation and treatment, they offer on site digital X-ray, casting and bracing.

When an injury occurs, fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential. With the opening of OrthoCare Express, Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics have created a state-of-the-art facility that enables patients to avoid the cost and inconvenience of visiting an Emergency Room. It will be a welcome new asset for community residents needing orthopedic expertise on an urgent basis.

April 02, 2015

Dr. John Dunleavy and Dr. Robert Deveney recently appeared on News 12's HEALTHtalk show and discussed the implementation of robotic assisted surgery, Makoplasty, for highly precise hip and knee replacement procedures. The piece features the patient's perspective, including their personal pre- and post surgical experience. Danbury Orthopedics is excited to be the first in the state of Connecticut to offer this procedure, and on the leading edge of new and innovative orthopedic treatments. 

January 01, 2015

To my patients,

It is my my pleasure to introduce Peter Ackerman, PA-C, to my practice. Pete is a certified Physician Assistant who is now working with me full-time to provide the best care for you. Prior to becoming a PA, Pete had more than twelve years of experience as a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. His excellent training and experience, coupled with his professional and personable style, make him an exceptional addition to my team. During the years I have worked with Pete, he has demonstrated outstanding judgement in patient care and clinical prowess beyond his years of experience. Not only is Pete academically and technically outstanding, he is compassionate and understanding of patients' injuries and concerns.

Since joining Danbury Orthopedics in 2011, Pete has been trained in my style of orthopedic history taking, physical examination techniques, and the diagnosis and treatment of common injuries. He is qualified to perform injections in the office, provide routine fracture care, and assist with surgical procedures. He has been my First Assist with minimally invasive shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopies, complex fracture fixation, and all inside arthroscopic anatomical ACL reconstructions.

Pete will be seeing patients with me, and independently when I am out of the office. The true benefit of working with my own Physician Assistant is that he knows each patient and my approach to their care. We are in constant communication with each other, and he can reach me at any time. While I aim to always be here for you, I know you will feel comfortable with Pete when I am unavailable. Please join me in welcoming him to my practice.

Sincerely,

Dr. Angelo Ciminiello

December 05, 2014

DUNLEAVY-2-2015Total knee replacement surgery can be difficult for patients, often requiring a hospital stay and lengthy rehabilitation. Ongoing medical advances have made these procedures less invasive than in years past, but successful outcomes still require the patient to commit significant time and effort.

More recently, partial knee replacement has become a popular, less invasive option for select patients. Now, in its commitment to superlative care, Danbury Orthopedics is offering partial knee replacement at their newly opened outpatient Surgical Center – officially known as the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC), located at 226 White St in Danbury.

"This marks the first time that patients in the Danbury area do not have to go to a hospital to have this advanced procedure," says Dr. John Dunleavy, a Danbury Orthopedics surgeon and one of the region's leading total joint and knee specialists. "They can come to our new Surgical Center, have their partial knee procedure performed in a highly specialized orthopedic environment, go home the same day, and have all their follow-up care right here. They receive total patient care in total convenience."

Why Partial?

Patients whose knee deterioration is primarily isolated to one part of the joint may be candidates for a partial knee replacement. Because the partial procedure involves less tissue damage than a total replacement, recoveries are generally faster. Also, in part because no ligaments are removed, many patients say their post-surgical knee feels and functions more normally. These are some of the reasons why partial replacements are considered ideal for the select patients whose joint deterioration is at a contained stage.

Beyond Convenience

Of course, a patient's primary concern is quality of care, and here again Danbury Orthopedics offers many advantages, including a team of Fellowship-trained specialists with the highest credentials. As a dedicated orthopedic center, all surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. "The process is extremely streamlined, and coordinated by a highly integrated team of specialists, including nurses and anesthesiologists skilled in orthopedics," says Dr. Dunleavy. "Because everything is geared towards outpatient, we function smoothly and can deliver a better patient experience than might be possible in a larger and more general institution."

In a culture where people are focused on living long and aging well, medical professionals envision a growing demand for joint replacement surgeries. With its state-of-the-art outpatient Surgical Center, Danbury Orthopedics is solidly positioned to serve the needs of the greater Connecticut area with compassion, expertise and convenience.

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