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October 04, 2012

Care of the musculoskeletal system is a major component of Physical/Occupational Therapy and Primary Care.  This program will cover a full range of upper extremity dysfunction and the latest treatment options.  This conference is designed for Primary Care Providers, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Learning objectives include discussions on:

  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options for shoulder, elbow and wrist dysfunction and the impact of these decisions on Physical Therapy
  • The indications for traditional versus reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • The indications for arthroscopic intervention at the wrist
  • Surgical intervention for severe UE Trauma (ORIF/external fixation) and its potential impact on patients' functional use of the limb
  • Recognition of common elbow conditions on radiographic studies

The conference will take place on Thursday, October 25th, from 4-8:30 pm at the Creasy Auditorium/Robilotti Conference Rooms at Danbury Hospital.  The fee to attend is $20 and includes all course materials and dinner. Participation in the program offers 3 points of CME credit, 3 PT Contact Hours and 3 OT Contact Hours.

Conference Schedule:

4:15-4:30 pm   Registration

4:30-4:40 pm   Welcome and Introduction, Daniel Fish, MD

4:40-5:00 pm   Rotator Cuff Repair, Ross Henshaw, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:00-5:20 pm   Shoulder Instability, Angelo Ciminiello, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:20-5:40 pm   Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Philip Mulieri, MD, PhD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:40-6:10 pm   Discussion

6:10-7:00 pm   Dinner, Robilotti Center

7:00-7:20 pm   Upper Extremity Trauma, Case Presentation, Edward Feliciano, MD

7:20-7:40 pm   Elbow Radiographic Studies, Joseph DiGiovanni, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

7:40-8:00 pm   Wrist Arthroscopy, John Lunt, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

8:00-8:30 pm   Panel Discussion

The conference is presented by the Western Connecticut Health Network and the Danbury Hospital Section of Orthopedics.  Danbury Orthopedics' physicians are pleased to be part of the presenting panel and discuss these important topics related to care of the Upper Extremity.

September 20, 2012

Dr. Philip Mulieri, M.D., Ph.D, will speak on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm about currrent approaches to the management of lateral elbow pain.

Dr. Mulieri has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow and shoulder issues, and is a specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, shoulder and elbow replacement and complex reconstructions.  He is fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery and was a visiting professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he studied the most advanced techniques for the treatment of complex elbow problems.

The talk is presented by The Sports Medicine Society of Western Connecticut, an affiliation of health care professions in the greater Danbury area with special interest in Sports Medicine (including physicians, PAs, PTs, PTAs, ATCs, OTs, COTAs, nurses and coaches).  Under the direction of Dr. Michael Brand and Valory Ramsdell PT, the group strives to present an informal monthly forum for the presentation and discussion of sports medicine topics.

The presentation is open to the public and will take place at the Danbury Orthopedics' office at 73 Sandpit Road in Danbury, at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. CEUs are available for those requiring credit for continued licensure. For more information, please call our Therapy Services office line at 203-743-8817.

September 20, 2012

Date: Thurs., Sept. 20th, 2012

Time: 12:00PM—1:30PM

Place: Laurel Ridge Health Care 642 Danbury Road (Rt. 7), Ridgefield, CT

RSVP: 203-438-8226

Hosted by Laurel Ridge Health Care Center - Presented by Western CT Health Network

Free admission! Open to the Public.
Light lunch included with registration.

Presenting Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Deveney, Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Replacements

TO REGISTER - SPACE IS LIMITED: Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 203-438-8226 to hold your space.

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September 18, 2012

Dr. Robert T. Deveney, Total Joint Specialist, will speak about Total Joint Replacement, diagnosis, treatment and recovery on September 18 at 11 am, at the Mattatuck Senior Center in Waterbury, CT.  The presentation focuses on state of the art techniques that are now used to offer patients a quicker return to functional living and a higher level of activity than in the past.  With minimally invasive procedures, patients experience less trauma and easier recovery. As is widely recognized, Danbury Orthopedics' Board Certified, fellowship trained surgeons are known for their expertise in this area. They perform more joint replacement surgeries than any other practice in northern Fairfield County and are highly experienced with the full range of implants and surgical techniques.

Dr. Deveney will discuss appropriate treatment for patients of all ages.  Contrary to general thinking, more and more younger people are opting for replacement surgery, as the life expectancy of today's implants is often 20 years or more. Age is no longer a factor in the decision to go forward with surgery. Please attend this informative session and have your questions answered by one of our top specialists.

When?  11:00 am, on September 18th
Where?  Mattatuck Senior Center, 117 Southmayd Road, Waterbury, CT 06705
Open to the public.

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