Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford 499 Farmington Ave Ste 200 Farmington, CT 06032 Get Directions
Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD
Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Schutzer is affiliated with Saint Francis Care.

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Patient Comments (6)
in New Hartford, CT |
I recently had a Total knee replacement. Dr. Schutzer was very thorough, from explaining my options to what to expect from the procedure. He was always available and accessible and followed up with me each day during my inpatient stay. To say that CJRI is a well oiled professional machine is an understatement. I can honestly say the entire experience well exceeded my expectation.
Windsor, CT |
Several weeks ago I wrote a review for Dr. Schutzer based upon my experience with him and his staff during pre surgery visits. Now that the surgery is over I am even more grateful to him. My hip replacement was a success. I can hardly believe that I am pain free. Ellen Buda
in Windsor, CT |
Although I have not yet had my surgery for hip replacement I am scheduled for March 8th. I had a left replacement done 10 years ago. It was a great success. My original surgeon retired. Now I am under Dr. Schutzer's care. I Am very confident to be placing my trust in him. His professionalism along with those of his staff is very impressive.
in Rocky Hill, CT |
2 weeks ago, I had a total right hip replacement. I am in awe of the work of art I saw on my recent X-Ray, I am walking and recovering very well. Dr. Schutzer treated me with extreme care and the utmost clarity. All of my family and neighbors are surprised how well I am walking
Curious that you waited two years to write this. Money has never been a motivating factor in surgical decision making. I do not prescribe PT for the majority of my Total Hip patients because most elect to do their rehabilitation independently. For those with profound weakness, I use PT but wait at least 6 weeks post-surgery to allow safe healing and not risk complications. If you are having problems it has NOTHING to do with not having PT two years ago. Make an appointment I bet I can help.
in Hebron, CT |
Felt that $$ was a motivating factor in his recommending surgery. in fact,when i was having 2nd thoughts,he told me this isn't about the money even though i never considered that as a reason for not having the procedure. Surgery went well,but he does not recommend any PT,only walking (tough in winter). When I requested PT,it took a week of my calling daily for him to ok it(4 wks post). My hip muscles & tendons are still not right (surgery 2+ yrs ago). Im 58, PT would've helped dramatically.
in Southwick, MA |
Dr. Schutzer is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is old school. He controls everything, he checks everything and you get the sense that he loves his work. I cannot recommend this doctor enough - if you need to have work done - I'd wait until he was available.
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Dr. Schutzer's Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee


  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital Of The University Of Rochester

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut Health Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Union College, Schenectady, Ny

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate