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06040 Sports Medicine

Treating Sports Injuries in Manchester

 06040 Sports Medicine

06040 Sports Medicine

If you are looking for a highly trained sports medicine orthopaedist in the Manchester area, Dr. Vipul Dua has what you need. Our physician is specially trained to treat a wide range of conditions or injuries. We treat patients with problems that range from broken bones, arthritis, and tendon injuries, to more specific conditions that require highly specialized procedures and treatments.

Dr. Dua stays current with the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment options. Using minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, you will heal faster, have smaller incisions and less scarring, and experience less post-operative discomfort. Our sports medicine staff specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle conditions  including treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, knee ligament and cartilage injuries and overuse injuries of the elbow. We pride ourselves on our work with pediatric and adult extremity injuries such as fractures and dislocations. We use the most innovative restoration techniques and joint arthroplasty.

What sets us apart is our belief in working as a team. We are committed to educating our patients about their treatment options and work with you to make the best decision based upon your needs and life style. We will take a thorough medical history and perform a comprehensive physical examination before any options are discussed. An x-ray or MRI further advances our understanding of your condition and guides us to your best treatment choice. And we work with you after surgery to enhance your healing and speed up your recovery. Come in today and speak with our skilled physician.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571

Manchester joint replacement

Orthopedic surgery office in Manchester

 Manchester joint replacement

Manchester joint replacement

Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top orthopedic surgeon who offers comprehensive treatments  to many orthopedic problems. This includes robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.

Simply put, joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is an articulating structure where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder.  In some cases, your orthopedic surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts. For joint replacement in Manchester, your doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often with more than 300,000 performed annually on each joint. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. A new joint, called a prosthesis, can be made of several materials: plastic, metal, or ceramic parts. It may be cemented into place or not cemented, so that your bone will grow into it. Both methods may be combined to keep the new joint in place. A cemented joint is used more often in older people who do not move around as much and in people with weakened bones. The cement holds the new joint to the bone. An uncemented joint is often recommended for younger, more active people and those with good bone density. It may take longer to heal, because it takes longer for bone to grow and attach to it.

When your surgery is completed, your orthopedic surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions to help you continue your recovery and improve your strength and flexibility. After your Manchester joint replacement, wound care is discussed and an antibiotic protocol will be offered when needed. When you partner with us for all your orthopedic needs, we follow up long after your need for rehabilitation is over. Dr. Dua is here to help you get better and back to doing all the activities you enjoy.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571

Manchester orthopedic treatment

Orthopedic office in Manchester

Manchester orthopedic treatment

Manchester orthopedic treatment

Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top-rated orthopedic surgeon who provides exceptional orthopedic treatment in Manchester. He is someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. He treats patients on an individual basis and believes in exploring the use of conservative treatments prior to surgical intervention. His practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery.  Dr. Dua offers comprehensive treatments  to many orthopedic problems including robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder dislocations, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.

The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions. But, this advantage also makes the shoulder an easy joint to dislocate. A partial dislocation (subluxation) means the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is partially out of the socket (glenoid fossa). A complete dislocation means it is all the way out of  socket. Both partial and complete dislocation cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder. A shoulder dislocation is usually accompanied by swelling at the site, numbness and weakness in the shoulder and down the affected arm, and bruising. Sometimes a shoulder dislocation may tear ligaments or tendons in the shoulder or damage nerves. The shoulder joint can dislocate forward, backward, or downward. A common type of shoulder dislocation is when the shoulder slips forward (anterior instability). This means the upper arm bone moved forward and down out of its joint. It may happen when the arm is put in a throwing position. The muscles may have spasms from the disruption, and this can make it hurt more. When the shoulder dislocates time and again, there is shoulder instability. The doctor will examine the shoulder and may order an X-ray. It is important that the doctor know how the dislocation happened and whether the shoulder had ever been dislocated before. The Manchester orthopedic treatment for shoulder dislocations includes a process called closed reduction wherein the orthopedic surgeon places the ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) back into the joint socket. Severe pain stops almost immediately once the shoulder joint is back in place.

Rehabilitation after a shoulder dislocation is an integral part of total recovery and your Manchester orthopedic treatment. Dr. Dua and his talented staff will personalize a program for you that will restore function, flexibility, and strength to your injured shoulder. You’ll be back on the playing field before you know it.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571

Hip surgery in Manchester

Manchester Orthopedic Surgery

Hip surgery was once a long and painful process that involved a long recovery period and painful aftercare and physical therapy. However, thanks to advances in technology, hip surgery in Manchester is easier than ever before. Our orthopedic surgeon does minimally invasive and robotic assisted total hip replacements in a fraction of the time, with healing times much shorter than in the past. With good physical therapy, patients are back on their feet before they know it.

Our hip surgery in Manchester also extends to hemiarthroplasties of the hip and difficult hip revision surgeries. We treat IT band syndrome, osteoarthritis of the hip, hip dysplasia and avascular necrosis. We also treat sports injuries and provide general orthopedic care for those with arthritis and who need general orthopedic surgery procedures. We also provide treatment for trauma and fracture care. Our minimally invasive total knee replacements are expected to function for many years, giving patients the confidence they need to move forward with the decision to have the surgery. Signs that joint and hip surgery is needed is indicated by pain or swelling in the area and decreased joint function. Pain may be centered in one spot or may cause the patient to have trouble walking. Joints may stay stiff and unstable.

To determine if you need hip surgery in Manchester, we’ll perform x-rays to assess the amount of osteoarthritis present. We know that these procedures can be time consuming, so our goal is to make each visit with us centered on your health and comfort. We take the extra step of discussing your care with you every step of the way, and keep one on one contact with you, so that you can be assured and confident that you’re in good hands with Dr. Dua.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571

About Vipul Dua, MD

Vipul Dua, MD

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Vipul Dua is a member of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Joint Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
Certified Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement (Makoplasty) Surgeon

The practice of Vipul Dua, M.D. is your choice for staying active and is the practice you can trust for all your orthopedic needs. We treat patients on a personal level and believe in a conservative treatment approach prior to surgical intervention. Our practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic assisted procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. Professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. The practice welcomes new patients five days a week and all major insurances are accepted.

Services

Dr. Dua treats many orthopedic problems including, but not limited to the following:

  • Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery with Small Incisions
  • Primary Hip & Knee Reconstruction Including Replacement
  • Partial Knee (Unicondylar) Replacement
  • Difficult Hip / Knee Revision Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthritis management
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Including Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Fracture Surgery

Medical Degree

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Our Lady of Mercy Med Center, New York Medical College, New York, NY

Internship

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Residency

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Dr. Dua trained under Dr. C.S. Ranawat, world renowned joint reconstruction surgeon and founder of the prestigious Knee Society of America. During his training under Dr. Ranawat, Dr. Dua was involved in numerous research projects and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.

Professional Affiliations

* Certified Makoplasty surgeon (MAKO)
* American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
* Connecticut Orthopedic Society
* American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliations

* Manchester Memorial Hospital
* Rockville General Hospital

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON IN SOUTH WINDSOR

860-644-5900