Dr. Theodore Blaine, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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Dr. Theodore Blaine joined the Yale Orthopedics staff in 2011 after practicing for eight years with Columbia Orthopaedics – New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and four years with University Orthopedics at Brown University. He brings specialized experience in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow,and has pioneered several new medical and surgical techniques including injectable medications for shoulder arthritis, minimally invasive shoulder replacement and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. He also lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on both traditional and Reverse Shoulder Replacement, a new procedure for patients with shoulder arthritis and non-repairable rotator cuff tears. Dr. Blaine’s clinical interests and experience include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, orthopaedic trauma, sport smedicine and athletic injuries, and orthopaedic research. Dr. Blaine is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with additional subspecialty accreditation by the American Society of Sports Medicine. He has been recognized as one of the“Best Doctors in America,” an award given to only the top 5% of all physicians. A former competitive swimmer and collegiate lacrosse player, Dr. Blaine enjoys treating all athletic injuries in patients of all ages. He has significant expertise in treating shoulder and elbow instability,labral tears, and tendonitis of the shoulder and elbow (impingement syndromeand tennis elbow). He has been team physician at the collegiate and professional level including soccer, football,hockey, lacrosse, and baseball. His primary practice is in Southern Connecticut, and he is pleased to serve patients in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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