Arthroscopic surgery

Some types of orthopedic procedures can be performed with arthroscopic surgery, which is surgery that is performed through tiny incisions in the skin. A special lighted scope and thin instruments are inserted into these incisions, and the scope produces magnified images that the surgeon views on a television monitor while operating with the instruments.

Because the incisions required for arthroscopic surgery are tiny, there is less scarring and recovery can be quicker. Knee, shoulder, and wrist surgeries are most commonly performed with this technique.

Comprehensive fracture care

We provide emergency and ongoing care for patients who have been injured in an accident and those who have broken bones. An important component of that care is rehabilitation after the initial injury has been treated.

Comprehensive spinal care

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek orthopedic care. We offer a full range of treatments for back pain, from anti-inflammatory medication to surgery, depending on the cause.

We specialize in surgery on the cervical or lumbar discs of the spine. We can correct problems caused by a disc injury or degeneration, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, compressed nerves, and damage to the muscles or ligaments of the back. We also can correct deformities of the back caused by conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis or scoliosis.

Hand Surgery

We have a board certified hand surgeon who performs a variety of complex and comprehensive surgical procedures including:
  • tendon repairs
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • joint arthroscopy
  • traumatic injury care

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists specialize in the treatment of upper extremity injuries, in addition to orthopedic and neurological conditions affecting the upper extremities. They have expertise in the fabrication and application of custom splints.

Physical therapy

Our full range of comprehensive physical therapy services includes:

  • Scoliosis program to treat curvature of the spine

  • Manual therapy, which uses the massage and manipulation of the body's soft tissues to relieve pain and promote healing

  • Preparing the body before orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation after surgery

  • General strength training

  • Rehabilitation after a bone fracture

  • Outpatient prosthetic rehabilitation, to help individuals adjust to an artificial limb or other external appliance

  • Rehabilitation after a back or neck injury

  • Rehabilitation after a sports injury

  • Comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the cause of and best treatment for acute or chronic pain

Scoliosis surgery

Scoliosis is a condition in which a person’s spine curves from side to side. It often is detected in children as part of a routine screening at school.

In people with a minor curvature, wearing a back brace can halt the progression of the curve. This can be temporary, however, because in some cases the curving may resume once the brace is discontinues.

Those with significant curvature often are candidates for surgery. Surgery for scoliosis involves grafting bone in the back to correct the curvature, and placing metallic implants in the back to hold it in the correct position until the bone graft fuses.

Spinal injections

An injection of medication into your back can help relieve pain and help you move better. Spinal injections can help locate the source of your pain by numbing certain areas of your back.

Sports medicine and rehabilitation

Sports medicine specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries resulting from training and participation in athletic events. It’s not just professional athletes who can suffer a sports injury – it can happen to anyone involved in athletic activity.

Most sports injuries involve muscle sprains, strains, and tears. We offer treatment for the full range, including shin splints, runner’s knee, pulled hamstring muscles, ankle sprains, tennis elbow, bursitis, joint dislocations, and more.

Total joint surgery

Joint replacement surgery can restore a pain-free life to people suffering from arthritis or an injury to a joint.

Virtually any joint in the body can be replaced with a synthetic joint. The major joints that are replaced are the knee, hip, and shoulder, but replacement can be performed for the elbow, wrist, ankle, and fingers as well.

The incisions necessary for joint replacement have become much smaller as technology and surgical tools have improved, which has made recovery easier. Today, joint replacement is a consideration for more and more individuals, regardless of age.

X-ray Services

Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates offers in-office X-ray services in all three locations.

Other Services
  • Surgery Center – Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates has a state of the art ambulatory surgery center providing outpatient surgical procedures including hand surgery, spinal injections, and arthroscopic procedures as well as minimally invasive surgery.

  • Occupational medicine – We diagnose and treat injuries that happen in the workplace, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and musculoskeletal strains and sprains associated with lifting.

  • Independent medical exams and second-opinion consultations – We are happy to offer independent medical exams and provide second opinions for individuals with orthopedic-related conditions.

  • Orthotic and prosthetic prescriptions and management – For patients with artificial limbs and other external appliances such as braces, we offer fittings and adjustments.

  • Trauma and fracture care – We provide emergency and ongoing care for patients who have been injured in an accident and those who have broken bones. An important component of that care is rehabilitation after the initial injury has been treated.

  • Complete pain management – Our practice takes pain management very seriously. We have a wide variety of techniques available to help relieve pain from orthopedic conditions, including medication and physical therapy. We perform careful assessments of our patients to determine the best pain management options.