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Step inside Interventional Orthopedics Connecticut!
Three questions with Daniel Southern, founder of Interventional Orthopedics Connecticut.
What do you want the community to know? Are there ways for the community to help you and other local businesses to prosper?
Interventional Orthopedics treats orthopedic injuries and arthritis in a novel fashion using your body’s own repair mechanisms.
The body’s repair mechanism is contained in the cells of your body, specifically small cells in your blood called platelets and cells that we get from your bones called ‘adult stem cells’. We take these cells, concentrate them, and place them back in the body via injections very precisely into areas of damage.
When this works, surgery is not necessary. We are repairing tendon and ligament tears, meniscal and rotator cuff tears with precise injections of highly concentrated cells that we take from a simple blood draw out of your arm.
There is no cure for arthritis but the work we are doing can stop the pain of arthritis and dramatically slow its progression to the point where patients who were told that their only option was joint replacement are living happily with their own joints intact following our treatment.
Are you offering any new products or ways for customers to purchase your products or services that are popular during this crisis?
We are offering telemedicine evaluations that keep you safe at home while we can do a full evaluation of your issues to determine if you are a candidate for treatment. This is most effective if you already have imaging of your painful hip, knee, neck, shoulder, or back. If that is the case, we can go over the film with you at a Zoom meeting and discuss treatment options. If not, we can order them for you and meet again remotely to discuss them.
Please share the ways your business is adapting to keep your customers and employees safe in addition to the standard guidelines
We are offering our patients several options for any procedures that we recommend that will keep them out of high-traffic institutions such as a hospital waiting room or operating room or large clinical practice. We do many of our straight-forward ligament, tendon, and joint injections in the office with oral sedation and local anesthetic. For more involved cases or if the patient prefers IV anesthesia, we use the Wilton Surgery Center downstairs with strict safety protocols including every patient tested daily for Covid.
Our clinic has instituted a ‘Maximum Protection Zone’ for patient and employee safety. In addition to the standard masks and social distancing, we test staff weekly for Covid-19 to make sure you are not exposed by us. We allow only two patients in the clinic at a time, one in each exam room or one in a room and one in the waiting area. All the air is continuously filtered with HEPA rated filters to remove any airborne viral particles. The exam rooms are blasted with UV light for 15 minutes between patients, again, to kill any airborne or surface viral particles. All surfaces in the exam room and front desk area are wiped clean using a laboratory-grade disinfectant.
Interventional Orthopedics Connecticut is located at 195 Danbury Rd. in Wilton - Whitlock Building (second building) Suite B220 (second floor). Visit Interventional Orthopedics Connecticut online here, and also make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!
Daniel Southern nominates Dynamic Edge Physical Therapy from Wilton!
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