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April 16, 2015

Coastal Orthopaedics will present a special CME course for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and Physical/Occupational Therapists. It will be hosted by Norwalk Hospital in the Perkins Auditorium on Saturday, May 2. Six orthopedic physicians from Coastal Orthopaedics will provide the course from 8am – 1 pm.

The Sports Medicine Update Course will cover Rotator Cuff Tears & Their Treatment, Hand & Wrist Injuries, Elbow Injuries in Athletes, Cervical Spine Trauma in Athletics, Shoulder Mechanics and Anatomy, Labral Tears of the Shoulder as well as Elbow Anatomy, Exam & Function. It may be of special interest to pediatric and family/internal practitioners. Athletic Directors and Coaches may also be interested in attending.

The program is FREE and the 4.5 CME credits are AMA accredited. Those interested in attending should pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions can be directed to Jody Finnegan at Coastal Orthopaedics, 203 845-2200.

April 06, 2015

OCE squareAccidents happen. When they do, people need immediate attention and evaluation and treatment by skilled professionals.  Until now, trips to the emergency room have often added insult to injury with long waits for treatment and costly out-of-pocket fees. More important, chances are slim that a highly trained orthopedic specialist will be the doctor providing treatment.  

Now, Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics have solved the problem. OrthoCare Express, opening Monday, April 6th, provides expert orthopedic care on an urgent walk-in basis, for emergencies that occur during the day, after office hours, and on weekends. Staffed by the medical teams of Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics, OrthoCare Express offers the same specialized expertise and individualized approach as the parent practices, in an intimate and responsive setting that gives patients an alternative to visiting the ER.

“Orthopedic injuries can occur at any time of the day, when people are at home doing household tasks, playing a sport or engaging in exercise,” says Dr. Michael Brand, president of Danbury Orthopedics. “With the opening of OrthoCare Express, our specialists are here on an emergency basis for the members of our community, in a state-of-the art, patient-friendly and easily accessible setting.”

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown 2 Riverview Drive, Berkshire Corporate Park in Danbury (the same location as Danbury Orthopedics), OrthoCare Express is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 8:00 PM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. While healthcare insurance is required, no appointment or referral is necessary. Patients will receive highly specialized emergency treatment for the full range of orthopedic injury: sprains, strains, fractures, pain, dislocations, and sports-related injuries including those incurred at youth and high-school sporting events.

Within a private practice setting, OrthoCare Express provides immediate access to Board-certified orthopedic surgeons and specialized orthopedic physician assistants.  For prompt evaluation and treatment, they offer on site digital X-ray, casting and bracing.

When an injury occurs, fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential. With the opening of OrthoCare Express, Danbury Orthopedics and New Milford Orthopedics have created a state-of-the-art facility that enables patients to avoid the cost and inconvenience of visiting an Emergency Room. It will be a welcome new asset for community residents needing orthopedic expertise on an urgent basis.

April 02, 2015

Dr. John Dunleavy and Dr. Robert Deveney recently appeared on News 12's HEALTHtalk show and discussed the implementation of robotic assisted surgery, Makoplasty, for highly precise hip and knee replacement procedures. The piece features the patient's perspective, including their personal pre- and post surgical experience. Danbury Orthopedics is excited to be the first in the state of Connecticut to offer this procedure, and on the leading edge of new and innovative orthopedic treatments. 

February 10, 2015

NMO Dr Yaghoubian 2015Dr. Robert Yaghoubian is dedicated to restoring his patients' quality of life. As the region's leading specialist in orthopedic disorders of the upper extremity – from shoulder to elbow to hand, and all points in between – he helps patients regain their normal range of movement, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

With his surgical subspecialty training, Dr. Yaghoubian's expertise is comprehensive. He cares for the full range of upper extremity needs, extending from the shoulder's rotator cuff to the finger tips. His day-to-day practice includes sports related injuries and common usage conditions, as well as complex reconstructive and joint replacement surgeries.

Dr. Yaghoubian also offers advanced expertise in microsurgery for shoulder, elbow and hand. Microsurgery deals with the repair of small structures such as nerves and blood vessels.

Dr. Yaghoubian's philosophy of care is to be as non-invasive as each individual patient's condition allows. "We try to make sure we get patients back to their usual level of activity, work and hobbies, without any pain or discomfort, at the lowest possible level of intervention," he affirms. "In that sense, our approach is conservative. The patient's comfort and speed of recovery are always key factors."

In addition to Dr. Yaghoubian's conservative approach, patients are reassured by his extensive knowledge base. His practice offers the right mix of the latest, most innovative techniques combined with his 17 years experience in upper extremity care. He is a fellowship-trained specialist who holds diplomas from NYU School of Medicine, NYU Hospital for Joint Disease and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

As a member of New Milford Orthopedics, Dr. Yaghoubian works closely with other health professionals, caring for patients throughout northwest Connecticut, the Hudson Valley region and souuthern Berkshires. He works collaboratively with his patients' primary care doctors and even welcomes referrals from personal trainers who are observing mobility issues in their clients. As noted by healthcare providers at Nordicare Physical Therapy in Sharon, CT, "Dr. Yaghoubian's extremely professional and responsive approach to patient care is unique in the area. For over 15 years, we've seen his patients heal quickly, often ahead of schedule with excellent results."

Patients of all ages, from teenagers in school sports programs to adults with sports or common usage injuries, to geriatric patients with advanced wear-and-tear, can rely on Dr. Yaghoubian for the right solutions to musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, hand and upper extremity.