Compassionate No Visitor Policy

Effective Friday, Nov. 13, due to the increasing number of COVID cases throughout Greater Bristol, a compassionate NO VISITOR policy will go into effect. Compassionate care exceptions for end of life patients will be made on a case-by-case basis by the nursing supervisor. Thank you for your understanding and we will provide updates as this visitor policy is revised.

Less Pain. More Living.

Sports Medicine

Injuries happen on (and off) the field. From shoulders and knees to hips and elbows, we'll get you back in the game.

Sports Medicine

Our goal is to provide you with the best individualized care based on your injury. Our treatments are founded on the latest research and techniques to deliver the highest level of quality care. Our orthopedists are extensively trained in musculoskeletal medicine, sports specific injuries, and arthroscopic surgical techniques. Additionally, our physicians have served as team doctors for professional sports teams. 

Some common reasons you should see a sports medicine physician include:

  • You have an acute injury that happens suddenly while you're playing or exercising. This includes everything from sprains and strains to knee injuries and dislocated joints. Symptoms you may experience can include sudden pain, swelling, weakness and loss of movement.
  • You have a chronic sports injury that develops overtime, often when training, or you have developed tendinitis or a stress fracture. You will likely experience pain while exercising as well as swelling that gets noticeably worse post-activity, and continued pain while resting.
  • You have torn a ligament of tendon, for example a rotator cuff, ACL or labrum.

Our treatments are personalized for each patient with their specific goal in mind. Below are some of the procedures we commonly perform.

  • Shoulder, knee, hip injections 
  • Arthroscopic surgery 
  • Anatomic ACL reconstruction
  • Multiligamentous knee injury
  • Knee scope
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder scope
  • Shoulder instability
  • Hip labral repair
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • Meniscus Repair 


Innovative Technology.
Easier Diagnosis.
Faster Recovery.

We make use of the reveolotuionary "mi-eye"  technology to jumpstart you on your road to recovery. "mi-eye" is an in-office diagnostic arthoscopy that allows our team to gather immediate answers to your pain, all in one convenient visit.

 

Dr. Betz Talks mi-eye on Fox 61

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What to Expect

We know you probably have questions regarding your condition and are here to help. Below are some frequently asked questions we receive, however we encourage you to contact our office with any specific questions you may have.

Rehabilitation

Regaining your physical powers and returning to an active, comfortable life post-surgery should be a positive and invigorating experience. Bristol Health's Rehab Dynamics therapy staff is skilled in diverse physical therapy and sports medicine techniques to enhance your recovery, working close with your orthopedist to ensure your plan of care meets your goals.

Rehab Dynamics

News, Advice & Stories

Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Mar 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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Mar 18, 2020

ESPN: How to make mental health a priority during the coronavirus pandemic

ESPN spoke with Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, the system director of behavioral health for Bristol Health, about how to manage and respond to the anxiety and stress that come with these rare times.

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