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Dr. Albert Diaz

Orthopedic Surgery
Brookfield, CT
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brookfield, CT

Address

60 Old Newmilford Rd., Brookfield, CT
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Diaz joined Othopaedic Specialists of Connecticut in 1998 from the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center where he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine. In Minneapolis, Dr. Diaz served as assistant team physician for the Minnesota Vikings football team and the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team. Dr. Diaz completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. Dr.Diaz is board certified and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America,

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

14 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes.: If you have had only one dislocation, rehab is probably the way to go. If you have recurrent dislocations, then you should consider surgery. In most c... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
No.: Carpal tunnel causes symptoms in your hand and wrist primarily. In some cases the pain may radiate into the forearm, but an inability to move your arm... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
No: Be careful. Positions which require flexion or bending at the waist can exacerbate symptoms associated with a herniated disc and increase your pain an... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See a Therapist: There are a number of exercises to do after ACL reconstruction. It is very important, however, to implement a program in a structured fashion. Doing ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Forever.: Meniscus tears rarely heal on their own. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply, and even tears in this region typically need to be ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe.: As long as it is an isolated mcl tear it will heal uneventfully. It could be a medial meniscus tear, though. A careful exam can usually distinguish be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Dont think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See an orthopaedist.: That history sounds a bit unusual. Best to have an orthopaedist take a look to be sure the problem does in fact originate in the g. Medius. If so, p... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
It depends.: Tibial shaft fractures heal slowly, but even after the fracture heals it can take many months for a patient to get back to their baseline activity. R... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Only your surgeon can answer that question. The nature of your rehab depends of the cuff repair. Most full-thickness cuff repairs should be protected... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See a doctor.: If you feel a mass in your armpit you need to see a doctor, sooner rather than later.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
A long time.: The key to treatment of tennis elbow is patience. If you seek the quick fix (cortisone shot) there is a good chance your symptoms will recur in a few... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Stretch.: A thigh hematoma will resolve with time. Ice for 20 minutes at a time, no longer, for the first 3 days, 2-3 times a day. Stretch gently and be sure th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Probably Not: Contusions in this area often lead to a hematoma (collection of blood) which may be slow to resolve. Provided there is not any pain, the patient may r... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Diaz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Diaz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
Completed 1997

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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