Connecticut's Top Orthopedic Hip & Knee Specialists

Locations throughout Fairfield County, including Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Stratford, and Westport.

Connecticut's Top Orthopedic Group

Awarded Knee & Hip Specialists

With 17 Orthopedic and Sports Medicine providers, there is no need to travel far from home to get excellent orthopedic and musculoskeletal care.

 

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Our Hip & Knee Program

For those suffering chronic knee or hip pain due to injury or arthritis, the comprehensive knee and hip team at OSM utilizes the expertise of Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Specialists to treat knee and hip conditions. Our patient centered approach ensures that each patient’s care plan is based on their lifestyle, activities, and goals. Our team will collaborate to explore all treatment options including non-surgical treatment, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical treatment, joint replacement or physical therapy. If surgery is recommended, OSM offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgical treatment options anywhere in Connecticut.

Conditions:
Knee Arthritis

Several different forms of arthritis can affect the knee, including Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis.  Arthritis of the knee will often cause pain, weakness, stiffness and loss of motion in the knee joints. For many patients, non-surgical treatments that include injections and physical therapy can provide lasting relief. For others, a Partial or Total Knee Replacement can be considered.  

 

Hip Arthritis

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that has a coating of cartilage over the ball and on the inner surface of the cup. When this cartilage becomes thinned or deteriorated due to aging or injury, this can cause pain and stiffness in the hip as well as inflammation of the hip joints.  Arthritic pain in the hip often increases with walking, standing, and sleeping.

 

Meniscus Tears
Within the knee there are two  C-shaped structures, known as the meniscus, that provide cushioning, stability and support for the cartilage of the knee.  Meniscus tears in younger patients is often the result of traumatic injury or a sports injury. For those over 40, meniscus tears can often occur simply as a result of daily activities such as climbing, kneeling, running or squatting.  This is due to the thinning and weakening of the meniscus due to aging.
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

Patellar Tendonitis, often referred to as “Jumper’s Knee”, is the inflammation of the patella tendon which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone and provides stability to the knee. The term “Jumper’s Knee” is used because this injury often affects athletes whose sports involve repetitive jumping (basketball, volleyball, hurdles, etc).  

 

ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is responsible for stabilizing the knee and prevents the overextension of the bones and joints of the knee. If the ACL is stretched past its natural capacity it can become partially torn or completely torn.  If the tear is a complete tear, a “pop” can often be heard and pain and the inability to walk are immediate.  If the tear is a partial tear, pain and swelling occur quickly and weakness and instability of the knee can persist.

 

Hip Labrum Tears
The labrum is the ring of cartilage surrounding the ball and socket joint of the hip and helps provide a smooth surface for the the joint to function properly.  Hip Labrum Tears occur in two forms: degenerative tears and traumatic tears. Degenerative tears are the result of wear and tear over a period of time. Traumatic tears occur as a result of sudden impact or sports injury.
Treatments:
Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an integral part of the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. At OSM, our providers work closely with one another to provide the ideal care for each patient.  Many times, physical therapy is used in conjunction with therapeutic injections to maximize pain relief and strengthening.

 

ACL Reconstruction
This procedure is used to repair the damaged ACL using either an autograft or allograft. During this procedure, two small holes are made around the knee and a small camera, known as an arthroscope, is inserted into the knee.  In both versions of the procedure, a graft is used repair the damaged ACL by creating small tunnels in the knee and weaving the new graft through these tunnels. Small sutures or screws may be used to stabilize the newly repaired ACL. 
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Procedures are used to treat a variety of knee injuries including tears of the meniscus, knee arthritis and ligament injuries in the knee.  During an arthroscopic knee procedure a small hole is made around the knee and a small camera, known as an arthroscope, is inserted into the knee.  Once the arthroscope is inserted, the surgeon can identify the damaged area of the knee and remove excess cartilage or bone fragments.  In other instances, the surgeon may repair the meniscus or ligaments of the knee utilizing small sutures.
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Arthroscopic Hip Procedures are used to treat a variety of hip injuries including labrum tears.  During an arthroscopic hip procedure a small hole is made around the hip and a small camera, known as an arthroscope, is inserted into the hip.  Once the arthroscope is inserted, the surgeon can identify the damaged area of the hip and remove excess cartilage or bone fragments.  In other instances, the surgeon may repair the labrum of the hip utilizing small sutures.
Joint Replacement Procedures

Joint replacement is one of the most successful and life changing orthopaedic procedures. Through this procedure, OSM has helped countless individuals go from living in pain on a daily basis to leading a healthy and active life.  Whether you are suffering from joint arthritis or another painful joint condition, we will match you to an OSM surgeon with the highest level of expertise in Joint Replacement for your particular condition. Whether it’s is a hip, knee or shoulder that needs replacement, you can be assured that you are going to be in the best hands.

 

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Dr. Boone Testimonial

This was my second hip replacement but my first with Dr. Boone. I cannot say enough about his expertise, time spent answering questions, and genuine concern for my health before, during, and after the surgery. The entire experience was remarkably improved from my last. Great doctor! Great man!
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Dr. Spak Testimonial

Dr. Spak reconstructed my acl. He is an excellent surgeon. Not only does my knee feel great, but the scar is starting to fade. He was very caring and willing to answer any and all of my questions. Highly recommend. One of the best surgeons!!
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Dr. Spak Testimonial

Very satisfied! I was initially sent for an MRI showing my knee had a torn ACL. I expected surgery but was told that based on my history there was a chance I could improve with just physical therapy. I gave that a try, and so far it has worked. I appreciate that I was not pushed into surgery.

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Trumbull Office

888 White Plains Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Shelton Office

100 Beard Sawmill Road
Shelton, CT 06484

Stratford Office

2499 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Fairfield Office

1055 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Westport

1800 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

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