Congratulations and welcome home to Dr. Michael Redler, who recently completed his eight medical mission to Honduras.

The medical mission was organized by One World Surgery, a nonprofit whose goal is to provide world-class surgical care to underserved communities globally.

During his mission, Dr. Redler completed 15 surgeries, including this patient, a male who received an ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair.

“Our hearts are filled with pride and our spirits have been lifted immensely,” said Dr. Redler. “The access to surgery for underserved countries may well be among the best efforts to pay it forward in a way that can have major impact on the patient, the family, and their economic society as a whole.”

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!