Friday, February 23, 2018

UPDATE – Friday, February 23, 2018 (6:30 p.m.)


At 4 p.m. today, Middlesex Hospital began providing emergency care to walk-in patients. The Hospital opened a temporary Emergency Department space in its outpatient surgical services area.

It is still not receiving patients via ambulance, and the Hospital’s normal Emergency Department
location in Middletown is still closed until further notice.

Patients who visit the Hospital’s temporary Emergency Department space should drive to the main
entrance of the Hospital. At that point, a security officer will be there to greet them. The officer will
then direct them to where they need to go.

If someone is sick or injured and needs immediate attention, they should call 9-1-1. An ambulance will bring them to the next nearest emergency department. Middlesex’s other Emergency Department locations in Westbrook and Marlborough are open.

Non-emergent surgeries are canceled for today, Friday, February 23.

Radiology is up and running at the Hospital. However, all outpatient radiology tests are canceled at the Hospital in Middletown today, Friday, February 23.

Patients can get lab tests at the Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road in Middletown; at the Marlborough Medical Center in Marlborough; or at the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. However, they should not come to the Hospital.

Patients are now allowed to receive visitors. Flu restrictions remain in place.

All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating as normal.

Hand and Upper Extremity Services at Middlesex Hospital


When you’ve injured your handwrist or elbow, suffer from arthritis or have compressed a nerve, even the simplest motions and normal efforts at lifting or carrying become a painful chore. These physical restrictions often limit or conflict with many job functions, and make recreation, school and work around the home difficult or impossible.

At Middlesex Hospital, our skilled orthopedic surgical team can provide the helping hand you need, and guide you on the path to more normal, typically less painful use of your hands, wrists and arms. No matter the hand or arm injury or condition, our team will review your symptoms, coordinate investigative radiology, and analyze best options before recommending next steps. Some patients may require surgery, others a variety of physical, rehabilitative and/or medicinal therapies. We address:

  • Nerve compression  
  • Simple and complex fractures of the hands
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Job- or accident-related injuries
  • Replantation of severed fingers
  • Repetitive wrist and hand injuries
  • Severely damaged or deteriorating joints

Our orthopedic surgery department specializes in a variety of diagnostic procedures designed to carefully analyze your hand injury or condition and determine the best course of action. We then help you navigate surgical and non-surgical recommendations and follow-up requirements. If your hand requires surgery, our Board-certified surgeons and highly experienced orthopedic surgical team perform a variety of advanced procedures and joint-replacement surgeries, using the most sophisticated tools, customized materials and technologies.

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