Scott Bissell, MD
Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group
Tel: (860) 242-3000
Fax: (860) 286-9547
Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee
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Dr. Scott Bissell is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic sports medicine. He has a particular interest in surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee with an emphasis on minimally invasive and arthroscopic ligament, tendon, and cartilage repair. Specialties include rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability repair, ACL reconstruction of the knee, complex patella surgery, treatment of clavicle fractures, and hip arthroscopy/labral repair. He is often asked to perform second opinion evaluations for complex or revision cases. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Bissell attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. He then went on to complete his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Bissell completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the world renowned Kerlan- Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. During his fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe, he had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Team Physician for many of Southern California’s professional sports teams including MLB (Dodgers and Angels), MLS (LA Galaxy), NBA (Los Angeles Lakers), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks), NHL (LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks). While in fellowship, Dr. Bissell gained particular expertise in the evaluation and treatment of injuries in high-level throwing athletes.
Currently, he has teaching appointments as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Kinesiology Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is a member of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CMSI) at St. Francis and performs joint replacements at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at St. Francis. Dr. Bissell maintains surgical privileges at Saint Francis Medical Center, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Glastonbury Surgery Center, and Connecticut Surgery Center.
Having grown up locally in Tolland, CT, Dr. Bissell enjoys remaining active in the community. He serves as a team physician for Windsor, Windsor Locks, Suffield, and Bloomfield High Schools. Additionally, he is an orthopedic consultant for the Hartford Wolfpack (AHL) hockey team.