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Dr. Mark David Lorenze, M.D.

Orthopedist

Dr. Mark Lorenze is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Essex, CT. Dr. Lorenze specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Lorenze tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
27 years Experience
Dr. Mark David Lorenze, M.D.
  • Essex, CT
  • Tufts Univ Sch of Med, Boston Ma
  • Accepting new patients

Can arthritis be treated with surgery?

Depends on what joint is involved with the arthritis. Some arthritic joints are amenable to surgery and others are not. A common joint that might require surgery would be the knee, READ MORE
Depends on what joint is involved with the arthritis. Some arthritic joints are amenable to surgery and others are not. A common joint that might require surgery would be the knee, for example.

My mother has tremendous back pain when she lies down. Is surgery a solution to her problem?

Not necessarily. Most likely she would benefit from a trial of physical therapy or possibly steroid injections before surgery is considered.

After a bone graft surgery, how long will I have to wait to resume my sports?

Without knowledge of the specific injury, it’s difficult to say. If X-rays show complete healing, it might allow a return to sports. Typically, that process takes many months.