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Paul D. Protomastro, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist | Surgeon


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Office Locations:
Norwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2016)
ABOS: Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty (recertified 2016)

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut

Dr. Protomastro is an Orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty training and expertise in surgery of the upper extremity. He graduated with high honors from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1995 and received his Orthopaedic training at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2001, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand reconstruction at Harvard Medical School, in Boston.

Ridgefield, CT natives, Dr. Protomastro, his wife and their three children joined Coastal Orthopaedics in 2001. His clinical clinical practice is dedicated to the management of disorders of the upper extremity. He has a special interest and expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, total joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow and hand, tennis elbow, and reconstruction of traumatic injuries of the entire upper extremity. He is an active member in many national, state and local orthopaedic specialty societies and brings the latest technologic advances to the Norwalk community. Most recently, he is the first surgeon in Fairfield county to introduced computer guided total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Protomastro has been a CT Magazine Top Doc for three consecutive years; 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University School of Medicine; Harvard, MA: 2001 
  • Resident: Orthopaedic Residency, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland, OH: 2000

Education:

  • Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA: 1995
  • Providence College; Providence, RI: 1990

Awards:

  • America's Most Honored Doctors 2020 - Top 10%
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2019, 2020)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2020)
  • Vitals 15th Anniversary Dedicated Physician (2014)
  • Top Doctors – CT Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

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Team physicians for:

Bethel High School
Brien McMahon High School
Danbury High School
Danbury Hat Tricks
Danbury Junior Hat Tricks
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
Wilton High School

In Motion Newsletter:

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Some of the Common Procedures we Perform and Conditions we Treat

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

SPORTS INJURIES
Torn ACL
Rotator Cuff Tears
Complicated Multi-Ligament Injuries
Tendonitis

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

PEDIATRIC INJURIES
Fractures
ACL injuries
Dislocations
Ligament injuries