James Spak, MD

Dr. Spak is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard combined program. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as fracture treatment. He serves as team physician for several local high schools. He has extensive experience with joint preservation surgery of the knee and shoulder, including the latest minimally-invasive techniques.

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I’m Doctor Jim Spak, I’ve been in practice for 20 years at Connecticut Orthopaedics focusing on Sports Medicine. My subspecialty is Sports Medicine and I’m inspired by the sacrifices athletes make for their sports and by the desires that weekend warriors have to continue what they love to do. I focus primarily on knee and shoulder problems. Especially, complicated problems such as ligament reconstructions, tendon repairs and also shoulder replacement surgery. I love for a patient to tell me that I took good care of them, that I listened to them, and then I made a difference for their life. I find it very rewarding when patients refer friends or family members because it means I did my job well.

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For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.601.5237
Fax:
203.601.8586

Education and Training

  • M.D. - Harvard University
  • Orthopaedic Residency - Harvard Combined Program
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Surgery Center of Fairfield County

Team Affiliations

  • Bassick High School
  • Bunnell High School
  • Central High School
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
  • Fairfield Warde High School
  • Harding High School
  • Masuk High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • St. Joseph's High School
  • Stratford High School
  • Trumbull High School

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" I was processed in just before 2:30 , Dr Spak asked me pertinent questions , then had me move my shoulder/arm certain ways and told me I would have x-rays then a steroid shot in my hurting shoulder (not painful) , i was in my car by 2:46 and will have PE with a follow up in 5 wks, incredible experience !! Very happy! "

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" Dr. Spak and his team is always professional and courteous. "

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" Ct Ortho are my trusted advisors for all of my orthopedic needs. All of the doctors are excellent medical practitioners and provide effective treatments. "

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" Love the staff at CT Orthopedic. Friendly, prompt, thorough. "

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" I spent less than 5 minutes in the waiting room! Dr. Spak was extremely knowledgeable and treated me with kindness. Highly satisfied! Thank you! "

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Conditions and Treatments

CONDITIONS OF FOOT & LOWER EXTREMITY

Foot

Toes

Ankle

Heel

Broken Bones and Injury

CONDITIONS OF THE KNEE

Broken Bones and Injury

Fractures

Pain Syndromes

Diseases and Syndromes

Arthritis

Nonsurgical Treatment

CONDITIONS OF THE SHOULDER

CONDITIONS OF THE SPINE

Fractures

Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries

Diseases and Syndromes

Pain Syndromes

Nonsurgical Treatment

Other Injuries

CONDITIONS OF THE HAND/WRIST

Fractures

Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries

Other Injuries

Diseases and Syndromes

Hand

Wrist

Finger/Thumb

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Full Biography

Dr. Spak is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard combined program. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as fracture treatment. He serves as team physician for several local high schools. He has extensive experience with joint preservation surgery of the knee and shoulder, including the latest minimally-invasive techniques.