Contact Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides care for a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Our staff accounts for approximately one third of the ambulatory surgery and one tenth of the inpatient surgery performed at Hartford Hospital.

The department’s physicians have extensive experience and fellowship training in the following sub-specialty areas:

  • Acute Orthopedic Traumatology
  • Arthritis and Total Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Post traumatic Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery

The department’s mission is to provide outstanding diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Highly effective collaboration with our excellent nursing staff, physical therapists and other health care providers has won our service recognition as a leader in the patient-centered redesign movement.

A multi-disciplinary preoperative education for all patients undergoing total joint replacement has achieved national and international attention. The department serves as an important site for graduate medical education for the University of Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. Focus on optimal patient care, collaborative pursuit of excellence, and a maintenance of scholarly discipline are the core values of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Leadership & Staff

Director Theodore Alton Blaine, MD
Assistant Director W. Jay Krompinger, MD
General Orthopedics Bruce D. Browner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Department