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The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury [...]

At MidState, Orthopaedic Institute an ‘Entirely Different Experience’

MidState Medical Center in Meriden is welcoming a new era of orthopaedic care, closer than ever to home: The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute (COI). COI is a hospital within a hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics and musculoskeletal care. It provides a unique and highly specialized experience for the patient, according to [...]

Degenerative Joint Diseases: The Basics

Degenerative joint diseases (DJDs) are chronic conditions often resulting in pain and the loss of an active lifestyle and quality of life. There are different types of DJD including: Osteoarthritis (OA), a condition in which cartilage wears down over time Post-traumatic arthritis, which results from prior trauma, such as a fracture Rheumatoid [...]

Painful Knees And Hips? It Might Be Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints. Also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, this is a chronic condition that develops over many years. It primary affects people who are at least middle-aged or older. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis, aside from age, include obesity, previous injury or trauma [...]

Spine Pain? It Could Be Spinal Stenosis!

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or the nerve roots. This usually involves narrowing of one or more of the following three areas of the spine: The canal in the center of the column of bones (vertebrae) that [...]

MidState’s New Orthopaedic Institute Has ‘Good Bones’ Celebration

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center celebrated its grand opening Oct. 16.  The 14,500-square-foot institute includes 11 operating rooms and 21 private inpatient rooms. It brings together some of Connecticut’s best orthopaedic surgeons from Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Connecticut Orthopaedics Specialists. At the event, they shared [...]

Patient Pre-Op Classes & Guidebooks

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute offers an online version of its Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class, broken up into six videos. The online class is a convenient option for those patients who are unable to attend an in-person session. To go along with class our multidisciplinary team has created "Patient Guidebooks" to help familiarize yourself with the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute and the MidSate Medical Center campus. 

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