Active Orthopaedics P.C. -  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Active Orthopaedics P.C.

Orthopaedic Surgeons located in Waterbury, Middlebury, CT

Athletic Injuries Specialist

At Active Orthopaedics P.C., Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson are committed to the timely treatment of orthopaedic injuries in our local high school and college athletes in the Middlebury and greater Waterbury, Connecticut areas. Prompt evaluation by one of the orthopaedic providers will ensure proper treatment and maximize the chances of getting back into the game quickly and safely. Both Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Carlson have training and experience in treating high school, college, and professional athletes.

Athletic Injuries Q & A

Active Orthopaedics P.C.

What should I do if I am injured during practice or a game?

The first line of treatment is usually the high school or college trainer. Often simple sprains and strains can be quickly identified and treated on the sideline. If pain persists or if there is any question of whether the athlete should continue to play, a prompt evaluation by one of the experienced providers at Active Orthopaedics P.C. should be considered. The providers and the staff at Active Orthopaedics even have dedicated extended office hours on specific days during high volume times of the year (i.e. Football season) to accommodate last-minute appointments. This schedule may vary so please check with the staff.

What are some common treatments for athletic injuries?

The basis for treatment of most mild athletic injuries is rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Often anti-inflammatory medications can also be helpful for reducing symptoms such as pain or swelling. In moderate injuries, such as an ankle sprain, the addition of an exercise or therapy program may be beneficial in returning the athlete to full strength more quickly and possibly lessen the chances for re-injury. In severe injuries, such as ACL tears, many patients may benefit from surgery to return them to a highly competitive level.

How long will I have to be out of the game?

Most common injuries, such as sprains, strains, and contusions may only require a short time away from practicing or competing at a full level. The amount of time away from sports depends on the type and severity of the injury. Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Carlson will work with each patient individually to form a treatment plan to return to sports quickly and safely.


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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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Cigna
ConnectiCare
First Health
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
HealthyCT
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford United Healthcare
PHCS
Tricare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

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.
Location
Active Orthopaedics P.C.
1579 Straits Turnpike
Waterbury

Middlebury, CT 06762
Phone: 203-292-1863
Fax: (203) 758-1070
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203-292-1863