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Latest Merger Expands Patient Access to Orthopaedic Care

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists and Shoreline Orthopedics partnership emphasizes patient-doctor relationship.

Friday, August 15, 2014

HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT (August 15, 2014) – Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC (Connecticut Orthopaedic) and Shoreline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Shoreline Orthopedics) have announced an agreement to merge their practices. This is the second merger announcement for Connecticut Orthopaedic in 2014, which now has 30 physicians working from 12 offices located around southern Connecticut.

Dr. Martin J. White, Dr. Mark D. Lorenze, and Dr. Steven M. Luster of Shoreline Orthopedics.

"Once again, we are growing to better serve our patients," stated Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic. "By adding doctors and facilities we continue to give our patients more choices and deeper access to high-end musculoskeletal care." The merged practice features orthopaedists, podiatrists, physiatrists and in-house physical and occupational therapists.

Shoreline Orthopedics is led by Dr. Mark D. Lorenze, Dr. Steven M. Luster and Dr. Martin J. White who will continue to operate from their flagship office at 12 Bokum Road, Essex, CT as well as satellite offices in Madison and Guilford. Their patients will now be able to utilize Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC's two MRI units as well as state-of- the-art surgical facilities located in Branford, CT.

"Connecticut Orthopaedic’s high level of care coupled with their intense focus on enhancing the patient-doctor relationship was important to us." Dr. Mark D. Lorenze

"Connecticut Orthopaedic's high level of care coupled with their intense focus on enhancing the patient-doctor relationship was important to us," stated Dr. Mark D. Lorenze, Practice Partner at Shoreline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. "We are looking forward to working with them to raise the bar even higher and give our patients access to a variety of additional services and neighborhood locations."


Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three COSNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.

For more information, please contact Ron Thompson at or call 203.407.3580

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