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Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 51

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Dr. Protomastro

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

761 Main Ave Ste 115 Norwalk, CT 06851
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Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

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Dr. Protomastro accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Dr. Protomastro's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protomastro treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Protomastro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Glenoid Labrum Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protomastro treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Protomastro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protomastro treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Protomastro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Protomastro's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Protomastro's Reviews

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3.7

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I had excellent care with Ortho CT and Dr. Protomastro. I needed a rotator cuff repair, which Dr. Protomastro repaired perfectly. I was well prepared for the surgery and long recovery and had quick response from the team when I had questions. The proof of good care is that I now have full use of my shoulder and no pain! You'll be in the best of hands with Dr. Protomastro.
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Dr Protomastro is the best. I have had many hand surgeries with him as my surgeon and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my care. He is professional, he takes the time with me when I see him and he explains in my terms what is going on .
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I had to have my wrist surgically repaired after 6 weeks of Dr. Protomastro's care. My wrist was fixed by the excellent team of surgeons at Hospital of Special Surgery in NYC. My surgery took 3 hours. The Surgical team had to re-break it, do a bone graft, add a Cadaver bone, and add plates and screws in. Dr. Protomasto's words to me after my cast was removed were, "it's not ideal" I was told by him to do Physical Therapy of 6 weeks and come back and see him. I beyond grateful to the team at HSS!
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I had a scheduled appointment with Dr. Protomastro. In advance of the appointment I read a fairly negative patient review about his bedside manner and was a bit apprehensive. In fact the experience was excellent. Dr. Protomastro arranged for x-rays, took plenty of time to explain my problem (rotator cuff tears in both shoulders) and my options for corrective action. He prescribed physical therapy as a first step. Very welcoming manner and I felt very confident working with him.
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I was a little bit put off by Dr. P's disposition during my first visit, and I've read some negative reviews, but if I had to do it all over I would 100% see him again. Dr. P performed a Rotator cuff repair, labrum repair and bicep tendonesis on my right shoulder about 6 months ago. The whole process was well communicated and my recovery has gone exactly as he said it would. I'm 100% satisfied with the procedure, the process and the results. I'm not back to full strength yet, but on my way.
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No follow up what so ever. Left several messages & no one returned any calls after 3 visits. Finally had to switch to another Dr as I was in quite a bit of pain. Although I'm pretty sure Dr Protomastro knows what he is doing, unfortunately, I left with the impression that his staff was more interested in $$$ than actually helping patients. Very sad. The good news is that I had the repair done by a Dr in Stamford & I am well on the mend.
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Dr Protomastro's bedside manner (lack thereof), arrogance and lack of patient concern is remarkable. Post ankle surgery, Dr P completely disregarded continued health issues tied to her diabetes, specifically the incision which caused an emergency trip to wound care and 3 weeks of excruciating treatment at another hospital and also missed an RSD diagnosis causing horrible pain and delayed healing. Horrible, horrible experience. WOULD NEVER recommend seeing him.
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excellent clinician-- pleasant bedside manner
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the best rotator cuff surgeon out there, no pain fast recovery the staff is through and prompt. Costal orthopedics is a great group
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Dr. Protomastro was brought in by Norwalk Hospital to do a repair of my shattered right wrist after I fell on ice in 2008. It was a complicated second surgery after the initial emergency surgery done to prevent infection and set my wrist. He did such a beautiful job and withmy subsequent therapy was completely successful in fully restoring 100% of the use of my hand and wrist and arm functions. I am right handed and I cannot say enough my gratitude that I have full use and no impairment or pain.
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Biography

Dr. Protomastro is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-specialty training and expertise in surgery of the upper extremity. Most recently, he is the first surgeon in Fairfield county to introduced computer-guided Total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Protomastro has been a CT Magazine Top Doc for three consecutive years; 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Hospitals Of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University
Internship Hospital
2001
Harvard University, School Of Medicine-Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General, The Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Hospitals Of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University
Residency Hospital
1995
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors - Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, 2011 & 201

Locations

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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    • 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)