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Dr. Nicholas Polifroni, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Polifroni

Coastal Orthopaedics PC

761 Main Ave Ste 115 Norwalk, CT 06851

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Dr. Nicholas Polifroni, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Hello, Dr. Nicholas Polifroni replaced on hip in 2002 , I am age 60 now in 2019...age 43 then. My other hip in 2005, and then my right knee in 2010. All were from chronic arthritis....17 years later, I have enjoyed one of the most incredible life one could almost have. Anywhere from jumping in and out of boats in Galapagos Island 2013 swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and more. Twice 50 mile bike ride cancer fundraisers, orphanage visits and work in both Guatemala and Haiti...Honestly, I could fill 200 pages about my life joy attributed to Doctor Polifroni helping me. Also...17 years since first hip replacement...and perfectly fine. I have known and experienced other medical professionals that I always respect and admire. One does not become an MD in the first place without being a special breed. I know he is a professional and this is really his Job....but he helped me to enjoy a life that I thought was lost. My name is Frank Spencer...Insurance Co pressures hurts Docs now!!
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My experience with using Dr. Polifroni for a hip replacement in 2015 was horrendous. I am now terrified to go to a doctor for any procedure. After replacing my hip I have been in constant pain and have no feeling in my foot as they damaged my nerve. They have ruined what should have been my golden years and I am faced with pain every day. I am someone who has always looked after my boys....they have ruined it for me!
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Dr Poly is Fantastic! He is pro-conservative treatment first and foremost. Dr really leaves it up to the patient when they're ready for surgery. Had my right knee replaced one week ago and the pain has already decreased from 10+ prior to surgery to a 5. I know at least 12 people who used Dr Poly for surgery and alls I can say is he is the Real Deal! Thank you Dr Poly, Norwalk Hospital and Staff!
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I went to dr Nick because of long time knee pain I complained of pain in both knees he gave me cortisone shots. Which was very temporary relief I went back again with pain he gave me injections which was basially saline No relief I asked him if it doesn't work what then he said it was arthritis and we can try cortisone again. Never ever suggested X-rays I just went to another. Dr who immediately did X-rays I am bone on bone on both knees arthritis on knee caps. Would not recommend
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide excellent Orthopaedic care using rehabilitation,medical treatment, and surgery. Helping patients continue active lifestyles.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
New York Medical College
Medical School
1972
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
1982
1978
1977
1972

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Magazine - Top Doctors, 2010, 201
  • Scallon Surgical Innovation Award, 1992

Media & Publications

  • HealthTalk Channel 12, 2009
  • HealthTalk Channel 12, 2001

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(833) 678-4628

Dr. Polifroni accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Polifroni's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polifroni treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polifroni treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polifroni treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polifroni treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polifroni treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polifroni treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Polifroni's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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, Closed
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Work-Related Injuries

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Coastal Orthopaedics PC

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)