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October 15, 2013

biopic-patelDr. Archit Patel to Serve Western Connecticut

Danbury, CT (October 15th, 2013) – The Hand Center at Danbury Orthopedics is pleased to announce that Archit Patel, M.D. has joined the staff as of October 1st. Dr. Patel comes to the area from the University of Chicago, where he completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship earlier this year. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopaedic residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and his work has been widely published in leading medical journals

“I am honored to be joining the excellent team of sub-specialists at Danbury Orthopedics,” says Dr. Patel. “The beautiful community of Connecticut draws such a diverse population of families, outdoor enthusiasts and professionals of all ages, and I am excited to join this medical community and serve our residents.”

“We welcome Dr. Patel and look forward to our patients benefitting from his expertise as an integral part of the comprehensive care we provide every day,” says Dr. Michael Brand, President of Danbury Orthopedics.

Dr. Patel will have office hours at the practice's 2 Riverview Drive, Berkshire Corporate Park in Danbury location. To make an appointment with Dr. Patel, or learn more about Danbury Orthopedics, please visit http://www.myorthoct.com/ or call 203.797.1500.


May 31, 2013


 Sportsmetrics™ Prevents Injuries for Young Female Athletes

Summer program presented by Ridgefield Physical Therapy and The

Sports Medicine Center at Danbury Orthopedics

Hard-playing adults aren’t the only athletes at risk for ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries. Young athletes are also at risk, and young female athletes even more so.

In fact, female athletes are 6-8 times more likely than their male counterparts to sustain a serious knee injury in non-contact sports.

While school athletics are wonderful for building skills, confidence and teamwork, parents are rightly concerned about the safety of their children. In recent years, a series of high profile injuries have put more emphasis than ever on building safe practices into school sports.

In support of this national trend, Ridgefield Physical Therapy and the Sports Medicine Center at Danbury Orthopedics have joined together to present the Sportsmetrics™ solution. Sportsmetrics™ USA is a highly effective program designed to train young female athletes in safe sport techniques. Adopted by schools nationwide, ithas been scientifically proven to decrease the risk of a knee injury.

This summer marks the fifth year that Sportsmetrics™ will be offered at Ridgefield High School. The sports medicine specialists at Danbury Orthopedics and Ridgefield Physical Therapy believe this program is so important, they are offering it free for female students at RHS.

The 6-week strength and agility program will be directed by certified Sportsmetrics™ trainer Kate Campbell, Doctor of Physical Therapy. The program focuses specifically on preventing the ACL injuries that statistically affect one in every 100 US female high school athletes. This serious knee injury occurs in sports that involve jumping, landing and pivoting.

“Females have a much higher risk than males of tearing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament because of the way they land from a jump, or the way they ‘cut’ when running,” says Campbell. “Our program teaches proper jumping and landing technique, and improved strengthening, speed and agility skills to help females combat their significantly higher risk of ACL injury.”

Past Sportsmetrics™ programs conducted at RHS have provided extremely positive results for participants. Of all the girlswho attended the program, not one has suffered a non-contact ACL tear from sports. In addition, biomechanical testing performed before and after the program demonstrated a 38% reduction in the number of athletes considered at ‘high risk’ for major knee injury (as determined by knee position on landing).

Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Michael Brand, works with Kate Campbell on this program. “Advances in reconstructive knee surgery have improved outcomes following ACL reconstruction and allow most athletes to return to their pre injury activities,” says Dr. Brand, “however, there is no question that there still are long term difficulties that can be encountered following successful surgery. Prevention of these injuries should be the goal of all physicians treating athletes. Danbury Orthopedics Sports Medicine team is glad to be a part of this program,” he adds.

The sports medicine specialists at Ridgefield Physical Therapy and Danbury Orthopedics suggest all female athletes from 8th – 12th grades should take advantage of Sportsmetrics™ training to lower their risk of injury. It can mean the difference between a season of pain versus gain, and a lifetime of superior athletic performance.

When? Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:00pmstarting June 25th to August 1st

Where? RHS Tiger Hollow Stadium

How? Reserve a spot by completing an Informed Consent Form and mail or bring it to Ridgefield Physical Therapy, 66 Grove Street, Suite A, by June 11th .For more information and the required form, please visit www.ridgefieldphysicaltherapy.com, email Kate Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Ridgefield Physical Therapy at 203-438-1898

Cost? Sportsmetrics™ is FREE to Ridgefield High School students; non-RHS students pay just $100 for the entire program. A check made out to Ridgefield Physical Therapy is due at signup to hold a spot for non-RHS students.

To learn more about The Sports Medicine Center at Danbury Orthopedics, visit www.myorthoct.com/about/centers-of-excellence/the-sports-medicine-center. And remember: Today’s good athletes can become tomorrow’s great athletes when they learn how to run faster, react quicker, jump higher and prevent injuries.

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April 29, 2013

ross henshaw whitejacketAny Danbury Orthopedics' patient will tell you, our docs are tops. So we’re pleased to share the news that one of our outstanding sports medicine specialists, Dr. Ross Henshaw, has earned Top Doctors™ status in the prestigious Castle Connolly survey – and not just once, but for the last three years running. He’s also been named a Top Doctor by US News and World Report.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ selection process begins with surveys of thousands of physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide, asking them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty. Their researchers also make thousands of phone calls each year to leading physicians, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs.

U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and other guides. These surveys serve a dual purpose: they help consumers find the doctors who can best address their needs, and they support doctors in creating a network of referral-worthy specialists.

As an outstanding knee, hip and shoulder surgeon, Dr. Henshaw was recently named Chief of the Orthopedic Section at Danbury Hospital. He epitomizes the caring commitment to excellence shared by all the Danbury Orthopedics staff.

April 03, 2013

dortho-merger-04032013Danbury, CT (April 2nd, 2013) - Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedic Associates are pleased to announce the merger of their practices on April 1, 2013, forming Western Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists. The combining of these two groups follows the merger of Danbury Orthopedics with The Hand Center of Western Connecticut last year. The organizations look forward to providing comprehensive care to a wider area from New York City to the northwest corner of Connecticut.

"This merger creates an orthopedic group that has a combined history of over 90 years of service to our communities. As musculoskeletal care becomes more sub specialized, this association enhances our ability to administer exceptional and quality care for the total needs of our patient," says Dr. Anthony Viola, President of New Milford Orthopedic Associates and specialist in total hip and knee replacement surgery.

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