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World-Renowned Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists

Doctors from Hospital for Special Surgery – ranked #1 in the US for orthopedics for 11 years in a row by U.S.News & World Report (2020-2021) – are available locally at HSS Stamford. Fairfield County residents have access to world-class orthopedic care in a convenient location at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. From comprehensive sports medicine, spine surgery, and hip and knee replacement, to pediatric orthopedics rheumatology, this state-of-the-art facility provides a comfortable setting for your diagnostic exam, pre- and postoperative visits, and ongoing treatment needs.

Physical therapy is available onsite at HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers and in our nearby sports rehabilitation locations in New Canaan and Greenwich.

HSS Orthopedic Surgery in Stamford

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Many injuries and conditions can be treated without surgery. But when surgery is necessary, our surgeons operate locally at Stamford Hospital as part of a collaboration between HSS and Stamford Health.


Our Specialties

Foot and Ankle Conditions

Feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the body. These rugged, intricately balanced and anatomically complex body structures are subject to continual force and impact. HSS leads a multidisciplinary approach to properly diagnosis you and provide an effective treatment plan for many conditions, including:

Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement

HSS orthopedic surgeons and researchers invented the first modern total knee replacement in the 1970s. Today our joint replacement specialists continue to lead the field in both innovation and the total number of hip and knee replacement surgeries performed each year. Shoulder replacement surgeries are performed by our world-renowned sports medicine surgeons.

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Pediatric Orthopedics and Rheumatology

HSS treats thousands of infants, children and adolescents each year. At HSS Stamford, we provide diagnosis and treatment of congenital, developmental, traumatic and rheumatic conditions affecting children's bones, joints and muscles. These include:

Physiatry (Nonsurgical Orthopedics)

The physiatrists at HSS specialize in nonsurgical treatments of spinal conditions and work- or sports-related injuries. These specialist physicians also conduct diagnostic studies to determine whether patients have debilitating nerve or muscular disorders. Conditions treated include:

Sports Medicine

HSS provides a broad spectrum of care to athletes of all levels and anyone with movement-related injuries an conditions – from initial consultation to any nonsurgical or surgical treatment and finally, rehabilitation.

Sports medicine conditions and treatments at HSS Stamford include:

Hand and Upper Extremity

The HSS Hand and Upper Extremity Service is world-renowned for treating children and adults suffering from all bone and soft-tissue conditions, such as:


HSS neurologists are board-certified with additional training in neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, and movement disorders. Testing and evaluation of the spinal cord and nerves provide a comprehensive view of neurological conditions and their treatments.

Conditions we treat include:

  • autoimmune neurological disorders
  • blepharospasm
  • cervical dystonia
  • hemifacial spasm
  • limb dystonia
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myopathy
  • neuropathy, including peripheral neuropathies and nerve injury
  • spinal stenosis
  • sports neurology

Spine Surgery

At HSS, you have the world’s best spine clinical team at your side – with more experience in complex spine surgery than any other hospital in the world. We are committed to researching and applying surgical techniques to be less invasive and produce safer, longer lasting results.

We treat patients of all ages and disorders of the spine, including:

Available surgical treatments include:

Trauma (Complex Fracture Care)

The Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS is world-renowned in treating and healing traumatic injuries like broken bones (fractures), tendon ruptures, complex joint injuries, as well as complications like infections and bone healing issues. The care you receive after a trauma is critical to your recovery. Our trauma specialists at HSS Stamford work in a highly-specialized, multidisciplinary environment to ensure your care is seamless and comprehensive.

We treat all trauma injuries for patients of any age, including:

  • simple and complex fractures in the upper and lower body
  • bone and joint fractures
  • isolated fractures/dislocations
  • polytrauma
  • nonunions and malunions
  • infections

Available surgical treatments include:

  • fracture care
  • joint replacement
  • revision hip and knee replacement
  • complex joint reconstruction
  • limb salvage




Services at this Center

Physician Office Visits and Surgery Consultations

Whether it is a first-time injury or a chronic condition, HSS expert physicians and surgeons employ the most advanced techniques to establish a precise diagnosis and treatment plan. Noninvasive care such as casting, bracing, and physical therapy, as well as minimally invasive treatments are available for your recovery.

Radiology and Imaging: X-ray and MRI

You do not need to be an HSS patient to get imaging at HSS Stamford. Many doctors from other practices refer their patients to HSS for imaging because our unparalleled technologies and expertise ensure accurate diagnoses. In many cases, our high-resolution MRI makes exploratory arthroscopic surgery unnecessary.

Video: State-of-the-art radiology at HSS

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  • All HSS MRIs use high-spatial resolution and thin-slice imaging. These state-of-the-art techniques, which are not always available at other healthcare providers, help HSS doctors make a definitive diagnosis for any orthopedic condition, with special attention paid to the health of the cartilage, labrum and other soft tissues.
  • MRI exams are reviewed and interpreted by specially trained HSS radiologists. Radiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing conditions by analyzing radiographic images. All HSS radiologists receive additional training specific to diagnosing injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and other musculoskeletal tissues. Because of this focused expertise, HSS radiologists are frequently consulted by other doctors from around the world.
  • Our high-resolution MRI exams do not require invasive intra-articular gadolinium contrast.
  • Traditional MRIs can be distorted by the natural magnetism present in some metallic medical implants. To address this, in patients who already have a joint replacement or other prosthesis, HSS uses a specialized scanning platform called MAVRIC (multi-acquisition variable-resonance image combination) to obtain an accurate reading.
  • HSS has devised modified MRI pulse sequences to detect cartilage damage in its early stages. This means that you may benefit from early intervention that could postpone or eliminate the need for surgery.
  • HSS radiologists can diagnose a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including tendon tears, using dynamic ultrasound techniques.

Therapeutic Injections

Our Special Procedures Unit (SPU) offers outpatient access to several types of therapeutic injections. Having such procedures in this ambulatory setting is quicker and more convenient than scheduling an inpatient procedure in the operating room. Injection treatments performed onsite include:

Many injections are ultrasound-guided to pinpoint specific areas of the body to treat conditions such as:

All ultrasound-guided injections are performed by radiologists with specialty training in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Postsurgical Care and Follow-up Visits

Attending scheduled follow-up care after your orthopedic surgery is integral to getting back on your feet. Many of our surgeons hold office hours at HSS Stamford so that patients can spend less time traveling and more time recovering close to home.

Rehabilitation and Sports Performance

Located onsite, next to our physician offices, HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers Stamford offers a wide range of physical and occupational therapy services for adults and children. Services are also available in our convenient New Canaan and Greenwich sports rehabilitation locations, enabling you to seek treatment sooner, get better faster, and experience superior outcomes.

Community Education

Our expert physicians and specialists present regular educational seminars on topics ranging from improving physical performance and cardiovascular health to preventing painful injuries and developing arthritis.

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Our Physicians

Image - Profile photo of Theodore A. Blaine, MDTheodore A. Blaine, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Elizabeth A. Cody, MDElizabeth A. Cody, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
Image - Profile photo of Charles N. Cornell, MDCharles N. Cornell, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement, Osteoporosis
Image - Profile photo of Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPHPeter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma
Image - Profile photo of Andreas H. Gomoll, MDAndreas H. Gomoll, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Andrew Grose, MD, MScAndrew Grose, MD, MSc - Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - Profile photo of Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhDJo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Joseph C. Hung, MDJoseph C. Hung, MD - Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Image - Profile photo of Allan E. Inglis, Jr., MDAllan E. Inglis, Jr., MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - Profile photo of David S. Levine, MDDavid S. Levine, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
Image - Profile photo of John D. MacGillivray, MDJohn D. MacGillivray, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Daniel Markowicz, MDDaniel Markowicz, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - Profile photo of Stephen J. Massimi, MDStephen J. Massimi, MD - Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Moira M. McCarthy, MD Moira M. McCarthy, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBAAlexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA - Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - Profile photo of Jordan D. Metzl, MDJordan D. Metzl, MD - Primary Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Cathleen L. Raggio, MDCathleen L. Raggio, MD - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Image - Profile photo of Sabrina M. Strickland, MDSabrina M. Strickland, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Karen M. Sutton, MDKaren M. Sutton, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Samuel A. Taylor, MDSamuel A. Taylor, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Russell F. Warren, MDRussell F. Warren, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Image - Profile photo of Scott W. Wolfe, MDScott W. Wolfe, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity

Back in the Game patient stories

How You Move Video Series

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Youth athletes in this series

  • Elana Alber is a soccer player for Wilton High School and Connecticut Football Club (CFC United).
  • Kaki Christensen is a swimmer on the Chelsea Piers Athletic Club Swim Team.
  • Mason Maloney is a lacrosse player for the Darien High School Lacrosse Team.

HSS Stamford clinicians in this series

  • Justin Clarke, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and director of outpatient rehabilitation at HSS Sports Rehab - Chelsea Piers. He focuses on pre- and postoperative physical therapy for athletes and is a former Division 1 soccer player.
  • Moira McCarthy, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder sports injuries in active athletes, with special expertise in ACL tear reconstruction surgery. She is the team physician for the Long Island Nets NBA junior league team and is a former soccer player.
  • Daphne Scott, MD, is a sports medicine doctor who served as team physician for the 2017 USA Track and Field World Championships.
  • Karen Sutton, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor who serves as head team physician for US Lacrosse and was team captain of the lacrosse team at Duke University while in college.
  • Samuel Taylor, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor who serves as associate team physician for the New York Giants. He is a former intercollegiate and avid recreational athlete.
  • Bradford Waddell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.