Dr. Altman treats adult and pediatric injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow, including degenerative conditions (eg, arthritis), sports injuries, overuse syndromes, fractures (from the simplest to the most complex) and soft tissue trauma of the nerves, tendons and muscles. This encompasses both surgical and nonsurgical interventions. Surgery may entail reparative and reconstructive procedures, joint replacements or arthroscopy. Dr. Altman is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut to perform Total Elbow Replacement surgery for severe arthritis and severe elbow trauma.
Dr. Altman also treats orthopaedic fractures and trauma of the hip and lower extremities. He is an attending surgeon on staff at Yale New Haven Hospital for hand and upper extremity trauma, and is on the general orthopaedic call panel as well as the hip fracture panel.
He holds an academic clinical appointment through the Yale Medical School in the Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, where he enjoys the opportunity to engage in resident and student education.
Since 2000, Dr. Altman has practiced in the greater New Haven area. He is married with three adult children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, dogs, as well as many outdoor activities.