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 Augustus Mazzocca, M.S., M.D.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.

Appointment

  • 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

Specialty

Subspecialty

Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education
B.S., Denison University
M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine

State Licensure
Connecticut

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Fellowship
Sports Medicine, RUSH University

Awards

  • 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 Conference.
  • Best scientific exhibit in 2005 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting.

Selected Publications
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) 2005, 1861-1868.

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, 21(11):1296-306.

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.

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Research Interests

Clinical Research

  • 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 of tendon.
  • Assessment of instability and repair of rotator cuffs of the shoulder.

Office Locations

New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

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Avon Medical Office
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001

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In the News

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