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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Male • Age 57

399 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032
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  • Sports Medicine

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106

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Elite Sports Medicine
Elite Sports Medicine
399 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032
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282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106
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    Dr. Nissen's Experience

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibula or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
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    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tommy John Surgery
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondromalacia of the Patella (Runner's Knee)
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Heel Spur
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
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    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1990

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Connecticut School Of Med
    Complete in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nissen & Staff

    • English
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    4.9 out of 5

    Dr. Nissen's Office & Staff

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    4.7 out of 5

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.9 out of 5

    20 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.6 out of 5

    20 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    19 responses

    Experience with Dr. Nissen

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.9 out of 5

    20 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.9 out of 5

    20 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    20 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Elite Sports Medicine
    399 Farmington Ave
    Farmington, CT 06032
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    Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
    282 Washington St
    Hartford, CT 06106
    (860) 545-9100 (Office)
    (860) 545-9095 (Fax)
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