Dr. Nicholas Polifroni, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 69
Dr. Polifroni
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Telehealth services available

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

761 Main Ave Norwalk, CT 06851

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Dr. Nicholas Polifroni, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Norwalk, CT. Dr. Polifroni has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Polifroni to book an appointment.

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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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Frank C. Spencer – Aug 10, 2019
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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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Julia H in Stamford, CT – Aug 01, 2016
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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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Carol M in Stamford, CT – Jul 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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


Dr. Polifroni's practice focuses on Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. Dr. Polifroni has been named a CT Magazine Top Doc for all consecutive...Read more


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications


Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School


  • 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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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Polifroni

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Polifroni treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Polifroni treats other conditions, please contact the office at (203) 845-2200.

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Polifroni typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Hip Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Replacement
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Polifroni typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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 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 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Polifroni accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO


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