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Ed Panczak

Ed Panczak’s hip pain was unbearable – until he had a total hip replacement at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. One week later, he was back to teaching his spinning classes.

Deborah Patterson

Deborah Patterson’s pain was so severe, she could barely walk. Every day activities became terrifying. Today, Deborah walks pain free thanks to the total hip replacement she received at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center.

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Our experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians provides excellent care
as part of a comprehensive program that includes patient education and postoperative physical therapy.


Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer [...]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Joint Replacement Surgery

The wait is up – and you’re ready to leave the debilitating joint pain you’ve been managing for years behind you. It’s the day of your joint replacement procedure. The thought of surgery may seem stressful, but as a patient of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, you [...]

Surgery? Here’s What a Nurse Navigator Can Do For You

Preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. Even your post-surgical recovery can be confusing. But when you’re at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, nurse navigators take the guesswork out of the experience. They streamline the process, focusing on patient education and clinical excellence – before, during, and after [...]

Joint Replacement: When Will I Know?

Chances are when Shakira sang, “My hips don’t lie and I am starting to feel it’s right,” she wasn’t contemplating hip replacement. Or knee replacement, for that matter. But our body sends signals when it’s running out of steam. When you are tired, you rest. When you are hungry, you [...]

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 [...]

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Shines in First Year

On April 3, 2017, MidState Medical Center opened its Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute, bringing together doctors from the region’s most respected orthopaedic practices providing the highest level of care for patients in need of joint replacement and care of other bone injuries and disorders to create a comprehensive orthopaedic service for [...]

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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