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February 04, 2021

Justin Paul M.D., Ph.D. discusses what to expect before, during and after spine surgery. He addresses many of the common questions his patients have regarding preoperative and postoperative care. Listen to find out what to expect.

February 03, 2021

Justin Paul talks about the treatment for a spinal fracture or a compression fracture. This condition can be caused by osteoporosis or an accident. It's important to promptly treat a spine fracture to avoid compression or a curvature of the spine. Listen to Dr. Paul's video to learn more.

January 19, 2021

Listen to Justin Paul M.D., Ph.D discuss what to do when you have a herinated disc in your neck. This condition can become so severe it can cause pain in a person's arm, even down to the finger tips. In order to fix the problem a disc replacement surgery can help alleviate the pain caused by the pinched nerve.

January 06, 2021

We recently updated our HANDSHAKE newsletter with relevant information about caring for your important upper extremities. Taking care of your hands and wrists, and addressing injury, fractures or other issues of these complex joints is our core focus at The Hand Center. 

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Handshake News Cover Web  
November 25, 2020

Originally published in Ridgefield's HamletHub


  • The skin on the palm side of our hand is very unique.
  • It grows no hair.  
  • It does not have the ability to tan.
  • It is tough and durable, but also sensitive enough to discriminate between a quarter and a nickel in your pocket.
  • The skin is anchored to the bone through an intermediate layer of fascia, which prevents the skin from sliding around like a rubber glove.
  • Fingerprints provide friction to allow us to grasp and hold onto objects.

These fun facts are just the tip of the iceberg. The OrthoConnecticut team of fellowship-trained, board-certified hand and wrist surgeons know the ins and outs of palms, fingers, wrists….you name it.

So whether you need schooling on little known facts about your hand or skilled surgical proficiency, come to the experts. The Hand Center at OrthoConnecticut is ready to care for you.