Nicholas V. Polifroni, M.D.

Total Joint & Sports Medicine Specialist | Surgeon

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Dr. Nicholas V. Polifroni

Tel: 203-845-2200
Fax: 203-847-1940

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Office Locations:
Norwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Orthopaedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT
Senior Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon 1982 to Present

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Licenses:

Nicholas V. Polifroni, MD has been practicing orthopaedics in the Norwalk area since 1982. Dr. Polifroni graduated from New York Medical College and completed his orthopaedic residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Polifroni spent additional time at the Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in New York City and Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Philadelphia. Dr. Polifroni is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Chief of the Orthopaedic Section at Norwalk Hospital, prior recipient of the Scallon Award and the Department of Surgery Distinguished Service Awards and past president of the Norwalk Medical Society. Dr. Polifroni’s practice focuses on Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. Dr. Polifroni has been named a CT Magazine Top Doc for many consecutive years. Dr. Polifroni is Co-director of Comprehensive Joint Replacement Center, Norwalk Hospital, Physician Director of the Musculosketetal Service Line for the WCHN Network. He received the Tracy Award in 2012 from Norwalk Hospital for outstanding leadership, character, community service and exemplary clinical skill.

Graduate Training:

  • Resident: Orthopaedic Surgical Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital; New York, NY: 1982
  • Internship: Surgical Internship, Temple University Hospital; Philadelphia, PA: 1978


  • Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College, New York, NY: 1977
  • Bachelor or Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: 1972
  • Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctor (2015-2020)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: NY Metro Area (2012-2020)
  • American's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% (2016-2020)
  • Top Doctor Award – CT Magazine (2009-2020)
  • Top Doctor Award – U.S. News & World Report (2012)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2017-2019)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014-2018, 2020)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2010-2019)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012-2015, 2018)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2014-2019)
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor by State (2014)
  • Healthgrades 5-Star Rating
  • Tracey Award – Norwalk Hospital for Leadership, Community Service and Clinical Skills (2012)
  • Frank J. Scallon Surgical Innovation Award, Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Department of Surgery Distinguished Service Award

Team physicians for:

  • Bethel High School
  • Brien McMahon High School
  • Danbury High School
  • Danbury Westerners
  • Housatonic Valley Regional High School
  • Immaculate High School
  • Joel Barlow High School
  • Millbrook School
  • New Milford High School
  • Newtown High School
  • Norwalk High School
  • Ridgefield High School
  • SoNo Ice House
  • Staples High School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Weston High School
  • Wilton High School

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Conditions and Injuries treated:


  • Meniscus surgery and transplants
  • Cartilage restoration surgery
  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL surgery
  • Complicated multiligament injuries
  • Knee fractures
  • Knee arthroscopy


  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Dislocations
  • Instability surgery
  • Shoulder and clavicle fractures
  • Labrum surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries


  • Hip arthroscopy


  • Ligament surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries