I treat adult and Pediactrics patients with many activity related injurys including those that are sports related. The patients range from the weekend warrior, school athlete, competitive sports and working athlete to those that just had a bad day and something happened they just cannot explain.
My first goal is to make a good and accurate diagnosis and then select the best most conservative treatments available. Surgery should be our last choice. Whenever possible restoration of normal function is our main goal. If surgery is required, I use the least invasive method to best correct the Injury. We try our best to reduce the risks as much as possible for the best outcomes with a low complication rate.
th over twenty-five years of experience Dr. Alan Reznik is Board-Certified in Orthopaedics and Arthroscopic surgery, specializing in Shoulder and Knee surgery. A Westinghouse Science talent search honoree, Dr. Reznik received his Bachelors of Science from Columbia University's School of Engineering. At Yale University School of Medicine, his expertise in engineering merged with his love of medicine and forged a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. During his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY, he served as a court physician at the US Open Tennis Tournament and was selected for a fellowship at Oxford University at the Nuffield Orthopedic Centre. He then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of California, San Diego with Dr. Dale Daniel, a world-renowned knee ligament expert, and Dr. Raymond Sachs, a groundbreaking shoulder expert.
Dr. Reznik was a founding member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital's Orthopaedic Trauma team and awarded the Yale Residents' Teaching Award. He served on the game organizing committee for the 1995 Special Olympics, caring for special athletes from over 105 countries. He was the team physician for the New Haven Knights professional hockey team.
Dr. Reznik is rated by Connecticut Magazine as a "Top Doc" in the state by patients, nurses, physicians from other specialties and his Orthopedic Surgeon peers for the last fifteen years. He is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and he has been named as one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumer's Research Council of America. Most recently he was asked to serve nationally on the American Academy of Orthopaedics Communications Cabinet.
He serves on the Board of Directors at Ezra Academy and the Jewish Federation. He enjoys golf. He frequently writes educational articles for patients' and physician education. He has written two books; "The Knee and Shoulder Handbook for All of Us" and "I Have Fallen and I Can Get Up." Dr. Reznik is an expert in arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee repair. He has innovated many procedures, invented surgical instruments and holds six patents to date.
In 2016 he was asked to join the national patient safety committee for the AAOS.
Dr. Reznik holds a number of patents for Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy. This includes his Universal Shoulder Positioner, fluid flow control for arthroscopic surgery. He has patents pending on surgical instruments, arm holder, cannula's with methods of use, novel suture anchors and Internet search enhancements. His surgical inventions are designed to improve the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery. His arthroscopic suture grasper is being marketed by Johnson and Johnson and his arm positioning device is being manufactured by Innovative Medical Products. The other inventions are in varying stages of development.
8,568,308 Customizable, Self-holding, space-retracting, Arthroscopic Cannula System(device) 10.29.2013
8,517,934 Customizable, Self-holding, space-retracting, Arthroscopic Cannula System(method) 8.27.2013
8,326,862 Systems and methods for facilitating enhancements to search engine results 12.04.2012
8,075,520 Arthroscopic fluid control device and method for controlling fluid flow in arthroscopic procedure. 12.13.2011
7,785,287 Arthroscopic fluid control device 8.31.2010The fluid control device is attached to tubes carrying irrigation solution to form the system.
7,569,024 Shoulder holder for arm surgery 8.4.2009A holder designed for supporting a limb, such as arm or leg, of a patient undergoing surgery has six degrees of freedom. The freedom of movement allows flexing, extending, abducting and adducting and internal and external rotation of the limb. An adjustable support extends from a vertical to horizontal with a full six degrees of freedom.
Dr Reznik practices adult and pediatric sports medicine enjoys treating occasional, weekend, working and competitive athletes of all ages.