Dr. Alan Reznik, MD

Dr. Alan Reznik, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Alan Reznik, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Hamden, CT. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

9 Washington Ave Ste 1A

Hamden, CT 06518

Contact Information

(203) 865-6784

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
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Dr. Reznik's Experience

Dr. Reznik's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Reznik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Reznik "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. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Reznik "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."



  • Sports Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University School of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1958
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Un California San Diego Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • U New Haven MBA
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (10)
Middletown, CT |
Dr Reznik has been seeing me for a shoulder injury that required surgery months later. My shoulder is healing fantastically and I am so happy he was my surgeon. Not only does he have great bedside manner but he is very personable and takes the time to know you as a patient. He takes extra time to make sure you are comfortable and understand medically what is going on. I highly recommend Dr Reznik!
in Branford, CT |
My PCP highly recommended Dr. Reznik to me for severe knee pain I was having. I took her advice and had my first visit with him in October. Dr. Reznik actually took the time to listen to me. He explained things in terms I could understand. A couple weeks ago I had a right knee arthroscopy w/ partial meniscectomy and a few other things done. Best decision I made!! My recovery is going great. My level of care has been excellent by Dr. Reznik and the staff at CT-Ortho!!
in New Haven, CT |
My son was in the ER 6/27 @ Yale children's hospital for an ankle sprain, but I knew it was a fracture so we made an appointment with Dr. Reznik 7/3 he looked at the X-ray that was taken 6/27 and yep! It was a fracture. Dr. Reznick was very patient with my son even though it was a day before 4th of July! He was so kind, firm, and took care of my 17 year old skateboarder with no rush as the waiting room was full at the time !! I would highly recommend Dr. Resnick to all! Mrs.Reid (parent)7/3/2017
in West Haven, Ct |
Just had my shoulder scoped with Dr Reznik. Great guy, easy to talk to. He explained the procedure fully beforehand. I had a multiple problems he needed to address and all I can say is, Dr Reznik has very sure hands, as I did not experience the level of discomfort that I had anticipated. He also did my other shoulder 8 years ago.
in New Haven, CT |
I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Reznik has performed several surgeries successfully. I have also recommended his services to many people who were very satisfied with his help. Dr. Reznik has been like a trusted family friend not just a Dr. His staff are like family. They all work very hard to improve your quality of life from the heart.
in Trumbull, CT |
Dr. Reznik is a highly renowned doctor who is extremely relatable. He is a very good listener and he is very thorough. Just because he is surgeon, doesn't mean that he always offers surgery as an answer. Love that.
in West Haven, CT |
I was under a doctor's care for twwo years and all i heard was replace the kneee ,then i went to dr.reznick and everything changed for the better he suggested a bone grAPH, AND IT WAS GREAT.Going on a year working out and playing golf like years ago,thankyou Dr. Reznik.
in North Haven, CT |
I have been a patient of Dr. Reznik since 1993. I have had 2 surgical procedures (shoulder and knee) and several other injuries that he has been able to correct without surgical intervention. He gives his best effort every time I see him in making sure I understand what the diagnosis is. He is by far the most thorough and knowledgeable doctor in his field. His genuine concern and overall professionalism provides a sense of comfort knowing that you are in the best hands.
in Brewster, NY |
Dr Reznik is simply the best. He performed knee surgery on my son 5 years ago who had to many doctors who could not help or identify the problem.He diagnosed and recommend the best way to proceed.A year after graduating schoo the CT. National Guard checked him out completely and he was able to join them.He recently performed a Mumford procedure on my shoulder and now after not sleeping well for years I can sleep and rest comfortably..he's also a smart Doc who's down to earth like a regular guy
in Guilford, CT |
Professional, he has a great deal of experience and can zoom in on a problem. He's a genius with arthroscopic surgery. I had an unusual surgery with removal of plates and screws from a previous surgery. After interviewing 5 surgeons I found he was the only one that knew how to do the surgery and knew how to do it with minimal invasion. I was up and walking in 2 days, super easy recovery.
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  • Aetna
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  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
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  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
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  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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  • Humana
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  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Yale - New Haven Hospital
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