Dr. Steven F. Schutzer, MD

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Dr. Steven F. Schutzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford 499 Farmington Ave Ste 200, Farmington, CT 06032 Get Directions
(860) 549-8256

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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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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

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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Dr. Schutzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Schutzer's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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'