Advanced Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine Program at Danbury Hospital is here to help whether you're injured at play or at work. From weekend warriors to accomplished athletes, we treat almost any kind of orthopedic injury. And with the advanced orthopedic procedures, minimally invasive surgery and advanced pain management techniques we provide, recovery is faster and there are fewer side effects, too.

Our sports medicine program is designed to relieve pain from injuries to your upper body, including your hands, wrists, shoulders and elbows, as well as your lower body, including your hips, knees, ankles and feet. Combined with advanced pain management techniques and rehabilitation services, our sports medicine program is designed to reduce side effects and scarring, as well as promote faster recovery.

Upper Body Arthroscopic Procedures

When you injure a hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder, conservative treatments should always be considered first. But when they're not enough to provide adequate relief from pain, your doctor may recommend surgery as a more effective option.

With arthroscopy, smaller incisions and quicker healing mean more rapid recovery and less scarring. The Sports Medicine Program at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care offers state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures including:

  • Hand and wrist: Arthritis surgery, fracture repair, tendon repair, and carpal tunnel release.
  • Shoulder: Instability repair, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, spur removal, cartilage repair techniques, and fracture repair
  • Elbow: Elbow surgery, Tommy John Ligament Reconstruction, tennis elbow surgery, and tendon repair.

Lower Body Arthroscopic Procedures

Hips, knees, ankles and feet are some of the most frequently injured parts of the body. And putting off appropriate treatment can keep you out of the game. That's why when conservative methods aren't enough to fix the problem; your doctor may suggest surgery.

With arthroscopy, smaller incisions and quicker healing mean more rapid recovery and less scarring. We offer state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures including:

  • Hip: Hip surgery, labral surgery, and tendon repair.
  • Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) surgery, meniscal repair, cartilage repair, multiligament knee reconstruction, knee osteotomy, and  patellar instability.
  • Ankle and Foot: Repair of foot and ankle trauma, complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, ankle replacement surgery, tendon and ligamentous disorders, ankle arthritis, and ankle and subtalar arthroscopy.

For More Information

If you think you may be a candidate for knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle replacement surgery, consult your primary care physician about the Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care at Danbury Hospital.

If you're looking for a joint replacement surgeon, call us toll free at 1-800-511-9816, or try using our Find a Doctor online tool.

To learn more about the Center for Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Care, please visit Advanced Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.

Medical Director, Sports Medicine Program

D. Ross Henshaw, M.D.

Medical Director of Sports Medicine Program
D. Ross Henshaw, M.D.

Dr. Ross Henshaw is the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program at Danbury Hospital. Fellowship trained, he specializes in treating shoulder and sports-related injuries in athletes of all ages from the recreational to professional. Most procedures can be completed with a minimally invasive approach offering less pain, small incisions and quick recovery times.

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Procedures and Specialties

  • Shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Multiligament knee reconstruction
  • Elbow arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine

Cartilage Restoration and Preservation Techniques

  • ACI
  • OATS
  • Meniscal transplant
  • Osteotomy

“Physicians and patients alike should understand that Orthopedics has become extremely sub-specialized. Patients should see the best trained physician in their area of need in order to become educated about all available treatments and ultimately, to achieve the best outcomes.”

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