Bone & Joint Institute

OAH is proud to partner with Hartford Hospital’s Bone & Joint Institute. As founding members of this facility, all inpatient operations are performed at this prestigious location.

Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute

Hartford Hospital’s Bone & Joint Institute

The first total hip replacement in Connecticut was performed at Hartford Hospital in the early 1970’s by Dr. Herbert Pasternak, a past member of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (OAH). From that moment on, Hartford Hospital, in conjunction with OAH physicians, has remained a regional leader in joint replacement surgery and innovation.

OAH plays an integral role at Hartford Hospital’s Bone & Joint Institute (BJI), which is Connecticut’s first and only orthopedic hospital. The world class Bone & Joint Institute and ambulatory surgical center opened in January of 2017 to create a state-of-the-art center fully dedicated to providing outstanding diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

The Institute integrates all elements of orthopedics and musculoskeletal treatment, including specialty care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, and pain management. An OAH physician serves as Physician in Chief and our surgeons deliver outstanding diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for patients experiencing a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Some of the outstanding new features of BJI include:

  • Most innovative treatment options: A motion analysis lab that detects small movement issues before they become bigger problems; zero gravity treadmills that take the pressure off patients as they recover; and a car transfer simulator that helps patients feel confident that they can get around after surgery.
  • Super-specialized surgery: Operating rooms specifically outfitted for different procedures with space for the latest robotic surgical equipment and cutting-edge audio-visual technology that allows surgeons to collaborate across the hospital…or the country.
  • A premier patient experience: Patients feel like guests in one of the 48 large private rooms with views, showers, and room for family to spend the night. You can even order on-demand meals and other services with your own personal table.
  • Ongoing education: We are there for our patients from initial consultation to final rehab appointment. Prior to surgery, we provide pre-operative education classes and seminars which allow patients and family members to learn about treatment options, anesthetic protocols, new technologies, and rehabilitation pathways and to meet our physicians and care providers in a more relaxed setting. Post-surgery, we work with our patients through recovery and rehabilitation until they are fully back on their feet.

Drs. Benthien, Burns, Burton, Caputo, Carangelo, Judson, Lena, Miranda, Nagarkatti, Shekhman, Sullivan and Ware all perform joint replacement surgery at Hartford Hospital.

Click here to learn more about the Bone & Joint Institute.

Click here for directions to the Bone & Joint Institute.


Work in the fast-paced medical field, and be part of a passionate team dedicated to improving lives every day. Epic knowledge and experience are a plus.

Learn More

Search OAH