Augustus D. Mazzocca, M.S., M.D.
Dr. Augustus D. Mazzocca is the director of the New England
Musculoskeletal Institute and the chair of the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of
Connecticut Health Center. He is also the director of the Orthopaedic Bioskills
Laboratory, and director of Resident Education for the Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an active team physician for
the University of Connecticut athletic teams. Dr. Mazzocca
specializes in the management of shoulder and elbow problems.
Dr. Mazzocca is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder
and Elbow Surgeons Society, as well as being a member of the
European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. He is a co-founder of the New England Shoulder and Elbow
Society, which is a regional society dedicated to educating and
researching problems related to the shoulder and elbow.
Dr. Mazzocca has three patents on devices and processes to improve healing of rotator cuff repairs and has designed three
products used to reconstruct shoulder injuries.
- Director, New England New England Musculoskeletal
Institute, UConn Health Center
- Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
- Director of Clinical Biomechanics and the Bioskills Laboratory,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Affiliated Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering, College of
Engineering, Technology and Architecture, University of Hartford
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
B.S., Denison University
M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of
- Richard B. Caspari Award for the best international upper
extremity paper, presented at the 2005 International Society of
Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
- Best scientific exhibit in 2005 at the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting.
Augustus D. Mazzocca, M.S., M.D., Mark P. Cote, P.T.,
D.P.T., Olga Solovyova, B.S., Syed H.H. Rizvi, B.S., Amir
Mostofi, MD, and Robert A. Arciero, M.D.
Traumatic Shoulder Instability Involving Anterior, Inferior, and
Posterior Labral Injury. Am J Sports Med. August 2011, vol.
39 no. 8 1687-1696.
Geaney L.E., Mazzocca A.D. Biceps Brachii Tendon Ruptures: A
Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of Proximal and Distal Biceps
Tendon Ruptures. Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Jun, 38(2):117-25.
Mostofi A., Rios C.G., Tennent T.D., Arciero R., Mazzocca A.D.: Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Website: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, Vol. 6, No. 4: Accessed April 22, 2008.
Mazzocca A.D., Arciero R.A., and Bicos, J. Evaluation and
Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. The American
Journal of Sports Medicine February 35(2) 2007, 316-329.
Mazzocca A.D., McCarthy M.B., Arciero C, Jhaveri A, Obopilwe E,
Rincon L, Wyman J, Arciero R, and Gronowicz G.A. Tendon and Bone
Responses to a Collagen Coated Suture. In Press Journal of
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2007.
Mazzocca A.D., Santangelo, S, Nissen, C, Shea, K, Rios,C,
Dumonski M, and Arciero, R.A., A Biomechanical Evaluation of an
Anatomic Coracoclavicular Joint Reconstruction. American Journal
of Sports Medicine, vol34(2) Feb 2006, 236-246.
Mazzocca A.D., Millett PJ, Santangelo S.A., Guanche, C,and
Arciero R.A., Arthroscopic Single versus Double Row Suture Anchor
Rotator Cuff Repair. American Journal of Sports Medicine 33 (11)
Mazzocca A.D., Bicos J., Santangelo S., Romeo A.A., Arciero
R.A.: The biomechanical evaluation of four fixation techniques
for proximal biceps tenodesis. Arthroscopy; 2005 Nov,
Mazzocca, A.D., Brown, FM., Carriera, D.S., Hayden, J.,and Romeo,
A.A., Arthroscopic Stabilization of Collision Athletes. The
American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 33 (1) Jan 2005, 52-60.
View more publications, see
- Clinical outcomes after shoulder surgery to manage stability
and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow and rotator cuff injury.
Basic Science Research
- Development of novel biologic techniques to promote healing
- Assessment of instability and repair of rotator cuffs of the
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health Center
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