Dr. Christopher Lena, MD

Dr. Christopher Lena, MD

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Dr. Christopher Lena, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.

31 Seymour St # 607

Hartford, CT 06106

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana

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Dr. Lena's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Lena, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
University Of Connecticut School Of Med
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lena's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lena

3.6

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
31.818181818181817%
(14)

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Dr. Lena came into the room talking, using clinical terms the average person wouldn’t know or understand. He showed me the mri results, asked me one question, offered a ridiculous suggestion (deep tissue massage with a tennis ball... really!?). He was in the room less than 5 minutes out of which he spent most of the time talking instead of listening. Take it from me... go to someone who actually cares about their patients.
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Great staff and an awesome Surgical experience. I felt comfortable and confident with the entire team
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Excellent experience Takes time to explain things in office and website helps alot
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I had a hip labral repair done by Dr. Lena & dealing with his staff - Anne Marie & Karen - was the biggest medical nightmare I've ever experienced in my life. They scheduled my surgery so I filled out medical leave paperwork for work & took time off. A week before my surgery no one even bothered to call me so I phoned in to be told they had "forgotten to put it in the computer." EVERY step of the way was a struggle like this & i switched surgeons so I'll never have to deal with his staff again!!
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While Dr Lena may not be as personable as other physicians I had a partial knee replacement that was perfectly done and that is what’s important to me. His PA Paul is excellent and when I had Nerve issues they were very attentive and took me very seriously. The office staff is great and I never waited long for my appointments.
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Excellent doctor!
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I had heard great things about this doctor and I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable and he seeed very knowledgeable. He took time to explain everything to me!!
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Awesome experience. I am back on the field
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I can't even begin to tell you how upset I am and now that I am reading other reviews, I see I am not alone. I have a tear in my hip that likely happened 4 months ago (I'm in my early 20s). Today, I can hardly walk and the pain is agonizing. I was desperate for help. He went over my MRI using terminology I did not understand, handed me pamphlets, and basically showed me the door. I actually went after him continuing to ask my questions. His overall suggestion? Foam rolling, call back in a month.
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Worst doctor I have seen in a long time! I went to his office on several occasions. The first time he told me to stretch and I would be fine. The next time I went, I had to beg him for a cortisone shot. I had an MRI and he didn't find a tear. He told me to continue to stretch. I went to another Doctor who did find the tear. He rushes you and spends no time with you. Would never recommend him.
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A good surgeon but will not remember who you are or take the time to actually talk and listen to you. Had several surgeries hip and knee with this practice and doc to each time be told I needed a procedure that they refused to do. Left this group to go to another doc who would actually listen to what patients want and need. The wait times were always long and it feels like he is pusheong from patient to patient just to get everyone seen.
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VERY unsatisfied. I heard rave reviews and was excited to meet a great doctor. Unfortunately, he was not as interested. I told him that at age 28 I had been having bad knee pain every day for 10 years. He told me the surgery I had 5 years ago was useless, & he gave me a knee brace for ONE knee (no instructions). I continued to ask questions about next steps, shoes that would help, exercises to do, and Dr. Lena walked out of the exam before I could even finish my sentence...
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Awesome overall experience from office visit through surgery and rehab
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Seen two times. Shoulder is not better. Dr. Lena does not seem concerned.
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Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, PC

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    • Wed: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT