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Andrew E. Caputo, MD

Andrew E. Caputo, MD


Hand, Wrist & Elbow


Dr. Caputo is an orthopedic surgeon who has been with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford since 1998. He went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, did his Orthopedic Residency at UCONN Health Center, and finished his hand surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Since the beginning of his practice, he has been dedicated to treating patients with hand, wrist and elbow issues. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. 

In addition to his clinical practice, he regularly performs CMEs, IMES, file reviews and depositions. He has been an invited lecturer and meeting moderator for over 60 national and regional meetings, presented over 50 scientific presentations at international, national, and regional medical meetings and authored more than 20 journal articles and 8 book chapters. He was the Past President of the New England Hand Society, Founding Member and Past Vice President, New England Shoulder and Elbow Society and continues to be active with these and other societies associated with his surgical specialty. He has been an Honorary Reviewer for multiple peer reviewed orthopedic surgery journals, received CT Magazine Top Docs Awards multiple years, has been a recipient of multiple national and regional research awards and grants, and was a Co-author of the State of Connecticut Workers Compensation Medical Protocols for Hand, Wrist & Elbow.

Currently, he is the President and Assistant Medical Director of the Orthopedic Associates Surgical Center in Rocky Hill, CT, an Associate Clinical Professor at UConn Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a board member of the Medical Advisory Board for State of CT Workers Compensation Commission. He is involved with multiple charity organizations, most notably ERRACE.org, a foundation to support cancer patients and families. Recreationally, he enjoys mountains biking, racing cars, snowboarding, surfing, kiteboarding and wing foiling.


Under Graduate:Virginia Tech 1987 BS
Medical School:Medical College of Virginia 1991 MD
Internship:University of Connecticut Health Center 1992-1993 General Surgery
Residency:University of Connecticut Health Center 1993-1997 Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship:Duke University Medical Center 1997-1998 Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery

Curriculum Vitae


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Caputo VA, Cusano A, LeVasseur MR, Spencer M, Mazzocca AD, Caputo AE.  The Utility of the Biceps Palpation-Rotation Test in Diagnosing Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022. 


 LeVasseur MR, Cusano A, Uyeki CL, Pina MJ, Obopilwe E, Caputo AE, Mazzocca AD.  Augmentation of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures with the Lacertus Fibrosus. Amer J Sports Med. 2022;50(3):725-730.

Caputo AE, Cusano A, Stannard J, Hamer MJ. Distal biceps repair using the lacertus fibrosis as a local graft. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016;25(7):1189-94.

Gradl G, Neuhaus V, Fuchsberger T, Guitton TG, Prommersberger KJ, Ring D; Science of Variation Group. Radiographic diagnosis of scapholunate dissociation among intra-articular fractures of the distal radius: interobserver reliability. J Hand Surg Am 2013 Sep;38(9):1685-90

Cusano A, Caputo AE. Posterior interosseous nerve palsy associated with radial neck nonounion:  a case report.  JBJS 2012;2(4):e72.

Guitton TG1, Ring D; Science of Variation Group.   Interobserver reliability of radial head fracture classification: two-dimensional compared with three-dimensional CT. J Bone Joint Surg Am  2011 Nov 2;93(21):2015-21

Hamer MJ, Caputo AE. Operative treatment of chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures. Sports Med Arthrosc 2008;16(3):143-7.

Caputo AE, Burton KJ, Cohen MS, King GJ. Articular cartilage injuries of the capitellum interposed in radial head fractures: a report of ten cases.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006;15(6):716-20

Caputo AE, Song WJ. Subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve in the athlete elbow. Tech Orthop 2006 21(4) 325-30.

Kobayashi K. Burton KJ. Rodner C. Smith B. Caputo AE. Lateral compression injuries in the pediatric elbow: Panner’s disease and osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum. J Amer Academ Ortho Surg 2004 12(4):246-54.

Yu C, Caputo AE, Single incision, transosseous suture repair technique for acute distal biceps rupture. Operative Tech Sports Med 2003;11(1):51-4.

 Caputo AE. Detecting valgus instability in the elbow. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 May;83-A(5):785-6

Patterson JD, Jones CK, Glisson RR, Caputo AE, Goetz TJ, Goldner R.  Stiffness of simulated radial neck fractures fixed with 4 different devices. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2001;10:57-61.

Caputo AE. Issue Editor, Techniques in Orthopaedics, Current Concepts in Surgery of the Elbow 2000;15(2):79-147.

Caputo AE, Mazzocca AD. Radial head fractures. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2000;15(2):128-37.

Caputo AE, Watson, HK.  Subcutaneous anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve for failed decompression of cubital tunnel syndrome.  J Hand Surg 2000;25A:544-51.

Caputo AE, Nunley JA.  Compressive neuropathies of the wrist and hand. Sports Med Arthr Rev 1998;6:223-30.

Caputo AE, Mazzocca AD, Santoro VM.  The nonarticulating portion of the radial head: anatomical and clinical correlations for internal fixation.  J Hand Surg 1998;23A:1082-90.

 Forman DL, Watson HK, Caulfield KA, Shenko J, Caputo AE, Ashmead D.  Persistent or recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome following prior endoscopic carpal tunnel release. J Hand Surg 1998;23A:1010-4.

 Caputo AE, Watson HK, Nissen C.  Scaphoid nonunion in a child–a case report.  J Hand Surg 1995;20A:243-5.

Caputo AE, Roberts WN, Yee YS, Posner MP.  Hepatic artery aneurysm in corticosteroid treated, adult Kawasaki’s disease.  Ann Vasc Surg 1991;5:533-7.

Books chapters:

Caputo AE, Watson HK.  Triscaphe Degenerative Arthritis. In: Plancher KD. Master Cases in Hand & Wrist Surgery. Thieme Medical Publishing, 2004, pp 445-450.

Contributor, Lewis, CG, Orthopaedic Pocket Procedures, General Orthopaedics, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Mazzocca AD, Caputo AE, Browner BD, Mast J, Mendes M.  Principles of Internal Fixation. In:  Browner BD, Jupiter J, Levine AM, Trafton PG, eds. Skeletal Trauma, 3nd Ed.  Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company, 2002.

Caputo AE, Watson HK.  Midcarpal Instability. In: Watson HK, Weinzweig J, eds. The Wrist. Baltimore, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000

Caputo AE, Goldner RD.  Fractures of the Carpal Bones.  In: Garrett WE, Speer DP, Kirkendall DT, eds.  Principles and Practice of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Baltimore, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000

Caputo AE. Healing of Bone and Connective Tissues. In:  Bronner F, Worrell RV, eds. Orthopaedics:  Principles of Basic and Clinical Science.  Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, LLC, 1999, pp. 201-16.

Browner BD, Caputo AE, Mazzocca A.  Locked Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Diaphyseal Fractures. In:  Wiss DA, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery:  Fractures, New York, Raven Press, 1998 .

Mazzocca AD, Caputo AE, Browner BD, Mast J, Mendes M.  Principles of Internal Fixation. In:  Browner BD, Jupiter J, Levine AM, Trafton PG, eds. Skeletal Trauma, 2nd Ed.  Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company, 1997.

Mazzocca AD, DeAngelis JP, Caputo AE, Browner BD, Mast J, Mendes M.  Principles of Internal Fixation. In:  Browner BD, Jupiter J, Levine AM, Trafton PG, Krettek C, eds. Skeletal Trauma, Basic Science, Management and Reconstruction, 4th Ed.  Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company, 2009.

Patient Reviews

Dr Caputo is great. We’re an active family with an unfortunate history of injuries.  Needless to say we know our share of orthopedic surgeons. I’d highly recommend, Dr. Caputo and his team not only because they’re experts at what they do but because they go that extra mile to make sure you know what to expect, but for being realistic and honest about outcomes that aren’t always favorable. Can’t say enough good things and would recommend the whole team.


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