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February 01, 2017

Register Now: What’s New in Orthopedics – 4.0 CME Credits

Coastal Orthopaedics will present a special CME course for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physical/Occupational Therapists. It will be held at Norwalk Hospital in the Perkins Auditorium on Saturday, April 29. Ten orthopedic physicians from Coastal Orthopaedics will provide the course from 8am – 1 pm.

The Orthopedic Update Course will cover Total Ankle and Knee Replacements; Robotic Surgery in Orthopedics; Anterior Hip Replacements; Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements and Open Shoulder Reconstruction; Throwing Injuries in Children; Anterior Cervical Disk Replacements; Epidurals and Developing Technologies for Degenerative Spine; Cartilage Procedures; and Stem Cells, PRP, & Amniotic Fluid Injections. 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 4.0 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.

February 01, 2017
Congratulations Dr. Lynch and Dr. Polifroni, you did it again. I am pretty sure that 2017 makes 9 straight years in a row! 2009-2017.  
December 30, 2016

In March, we will begin the move to our new, state-of-the-art facility at 2 Riverview Drive in the Berkshire Corporate Park in downtown Danbury.  This will be the new home of Danbury Orthopedics and our parent practice, OrthoConnecticut.  The facility will be a Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence, offering our patients the finest diagnostic, surgical and non-surgical treatment available in the region.

Riverview Drive facility

November 10, 2016

Coastal Orthopaedics announces the retirement of Dr. Paul Markey effective October 1, 2016. Coastal Orthopaedics will retain all patient records and is pleased to leave his patients in the capable hands of his skilled and accomplished Coastal partners.

After graduating from Fordham University, Dr. Markey received his M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Markey completed his surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, after which he served three years of active duty in the United States Naval Reserve as a General Medical Officer, being stationed in turn with the Marine Corps on Okinawa, at the US Naval Academy, at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and at the United States Naval Hospital San Diego. After finishing naval service with the rank of lieutenant commander, Dr. Markey completed his orthopaedic residency at Harvard Medical School, followed by an Orthopaedic Teaching Fellowship at the Lahey Clinic.

Dr. Markey joined the practice in 1977. Over the years, the practice has grown into the present Coastal Orthopaedics, with 11 orthopaedic surgeons, one physiatrist, complete subspecialty coverage, 50 employees and five physician assistants.

Dr. Markey was a Senior Attending Surgeon at Norwalk Hospital. He is a past president of the Norwalk Medical Society and a past member of the board of trustees of Norwalk Hospital. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Department of Surgery at Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Markey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Fairfield County Medical Association. In past years, he served as a team physician for the football teams of St. Luke’s School and New Canaan High School, and is a long time resident of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Coastal Orthopaedics provides the finest orthopaedic care in spine, pediatrics, foot and ankle, sports medicine, shoulder, hand and upper extremity and total joint replacement surgery. Their staff is dedicated to improving quality of life for their patients.

Offices are located in iPark, Westport, Darien and New Canaan. A special walk-in urgent care center known as Coastal Ortho Express is located at Coastal’s main office in iPark at 761 Main Ave. in Norwalk. For more information or to make an appointment, call 203-845-2200 or visit

October 01, 2016

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Total Ankle Replacement

There are many forms of arthritis with the most common type being osteoarthritis. Regardless of the form, these are progressive diseases for which we have yet to find cures.

Joint degeneration involves changes in the cartilage surface of the joint, the underlying bone, and the integrity of the surrounding soft tissues, leading to pain, stiffness, and sometimes instability, if wear of the joint occurs in an uneven pattern. These changes can have a devastating effect on a patient’s lifestyle and ability to work. Furthermore, by decreasing the patient’s ability to exercise, arthritis can secondarily have a major impact on the cardiovascular system and on overall health.

Non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis focuses on decreasing symptoms. Mechanical measures such as braces and orthotics help relieve pain through improved alignment and by limiting painful joint motion. Oral and injectable intra-articular medications can reduce inflammation and pain but do not reverse the disease. Exercise and physical therapy are aimed at maintaining flexibility, strength, and stability and at preventing deconditioning.

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