Innovation knows no bounds!

Connecticut Orthopaedics spine surgeon Dr. Glenn Russo teamed up with Hartford Healthcare radiation oncologists to establish a multi-disciplinary model to deliver better care for spine tumor patients.

While performing a complex tumor reconstruction, Dr. Russo utilized a cutting-edge carbon fiber system, which helps to optimize tumor radiation and minimize the risk of tumor recurrence.

This coordinated and innovative approach was identified by Connecticut Orthopaedic physicians Dr. Gerard Girasole and Dr. Russo, and is part of our continued effort to provide the latest and most effective care for every patient in our community!

Jenna A. Bernstein, M.D.

Dr. Jenna Bernstein is a fellowship trained hip and knee replacement surgeon. Dr. Bernstein believes in an individualized approach to developing each patient’s surgical or non-surgical plan to treat hip or knee pain.

She performs both the anterior and posterior approach to the hip, and has extensive treatment in navigations and robotics for hip replacement. She also specializes in partial knee replacements, outpatient joint replacement, revision total hip replacement, revision total knee replacement, and hip fractures.

Dr. Bernstein is a Fairfield, Connecticut native, and earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and an additional year of advanced fellowship training in hip and knee replacement at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Insall Scott Kelley Institute.

Dr. Bernstein will be seeing patients at the following locations:

For more information about Dr. Bernstein, click here

Alan Reznik, MD
Kenoma Anighoro, MD

Congratulations to Drs. Kenoma Anighoro and Alan Reznik, who co-authored an article published in AAOS NOW and featured on AAOS Headline News.

The article outlined the evolution of total joint replacement surgery recovery, from multiweek hospital stays to the current outpatient and same-day surgery models. The surgeons credited this positive evolution to several medical advancements, including less invasive surgical approaches, multimodal pain management, and the adoption of tranexamic acid (TXA).

TXA is a medicine that controls bleeding by slowing the breakdown of blood clots, thus helping to prevent prolonged bleeding, decreasing transfusion rates, and improving a patient’s post-surgical recovery time.

To read the full article, click here.

Employees, family, and friends gathered for the Connecticut Orthopaedics 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, September 24 to support Sunshine Kids and children with cancer in our community.

The morning was filled with walking, singing, dancing and games. Most importantly, over $15,000 was raised for Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of childhood cancer patients.

Thank you to everyone that attended the event and raised funds for this great cause. We truly appreciate your commitment!

Erin Cravez, MD
Erin Cravez, MD

Dr. Erin Cravez is a hand and upper extremity surgeon specializing in treatment of conditions of the hand and wrist, with a special focus on peripheral nerve injury, the brachial plexus, and orthopaedic microsurgery.

Dr. Cravez was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Hamilton College for her undergraduate degree and returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend medical school at the University of Washington. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, in which she served as an officer, and graduated with honors.

She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she fell in love with southern Connecticut and became invested in the community. She then completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship in Los Angeles at the Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship of LAC+USC and Keck Hospital, under the tutelage of renowned microsurgeon Dr. Milan Stevanovic. She is thrilled to return to Connecticut as a member of the Connecticut Orthopaedics team.

Dr. Cravez will be seeing patients at the following locations:

For more information about Dr. Cravez, click here.

David Molho, MD

David A. Molho, MD will join Connecticut Orthopaedics in August 2022 for fellowship training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction.

Dr. Molho earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2012. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and graduated in 2017. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Molho is a published medical illustrator – his surgical artwork can be found in surgical textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. His artwork features musculoskeletal anatomy, musculoskeletal tumor, arthroplasty technique, and sports surgery techniques. He also filmed, edited, and published multiple award winning surgical videos with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons video platform. His numerous research publications include topics on orthopaedic trauma, pediatric orthopaedics, hip and knee arthroplasty, and surgical history.