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Active Orthopaedics P.C. is a community-focused orthopaedic practice serving the Greater Waterbury region that offers individualized, patient-centered care. Our providers, Dr. Michael J. Kaplan, Dr. Erik J. Carlson, and Ken Miner PA-C, strive to maintain the highest standard of care for patients. We offer a broad complement of orthopaedic and sports medicine services, including total joint replacement, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, specialized hand and elbow surgery, and fracture care.

As a practice, we have years of training and experience in treating high-performance athletes and weekend warriors, but work with each patient individually to form personalized treatment plans that fit each patient’s lifestyle and goals. In addition, both our providers and office staff are experienced in the treatment and care of Worker’s Compensation injuries and frequently provide Independent Medical Evaluations and Second Opinions for complex orthopaedic injuries and conditions.  

Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson are board-certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in and have many years of experience in a wide range of orthopaedic procedures and services. Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Carlson, Ken Miner, and the entire Active Orthopaedics team look forward to helping patients and their loved ones quickly and safely get back to work and play. Contact our office or request your appointment online today!

Meet Your Providers


  • St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT

    Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson have partnered with St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut to develop a comprehensive Orthopedic Service Line to improve orthopedic care in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut region. Along with the St. Mary's team, they are guiding the development of initiatives including of a state-of-the-art total joint replacement service, a comprehensive sports medicine program, orthopedic urgent care facilities, and multi-disciplinary inpatient and outpatient orthopedic programs. As Medical Director and Associate Medical Director, Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson continue to provide care through their office in Middlebury, Connecticut and at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut and Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury, Connecticut.  

    St. Mary's Hospital - 56 Franklin St, Waterbury, CT 06706  

    Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center - 160 Robbins St, Waterbury, CT 06708  

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Active Orthopaedics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Anthem Blue Cross
First Health
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford United Healthcare
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Carlson was courteous and practical, and ready to propose options. Despite the late Friday hour, he also spent extra time with me to discuss about other concerns."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I'm walking better than I have in months after my knee surgery. I'd definitely see Dr. Kaplan again should the need arise."

    D. S.


Active Orthopaedics P.C.
1579 Straits Turnpike

Middlebury, CT 06762
Phone: 203-758-1272
Fax: (203) 758-1070

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