Sports Medicine | Male | 58 years old
THE ORTHOPEDIC GROUP
9 Washington Ave Ste 1A
Hamden, CT 06518
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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.
With over 25 years of experience, Dr Reznik brings a full set of experiences to the practice of medicine from volunteer missions overseas to level one trauma he has seen a great deal of the comm and uncommon problems each and everyday. He has corrected other failed surgeries, is asked for second opinions for complex knee and shoulder injuries. He was the first in area to introduce new techniques including inventing the instruments to preform them more efficiently.
When possible non operative treatments are always the best, yet when surgery is required we favor the least invasive, lowest risk alternatives when possible.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Graduated in 1983
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Graduated in 1958
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