Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine celebrates 10th anniversary

Greenwich orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Kevin Plancher MD formed Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 10 years ago. The leading medical practice located in Greenwich will be celebrating its’ 10th Anniversary of proving top-quality patient centered medicine to residents of Fairfield County and beyond. Plancher Orthpaedics specializes in providing the latest medical treatment in general orthpaedics and injuries of the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

On Wednesday, May 13, from 5:30-8 p.m., more than 500 patients, elected officials and community leaders will join with Dr. Plancher and his staff in celebrating their 10th anniversary.

Dr. Plancher specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. His minimally invasive procedures include: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He also specializes in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a keen interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes.

In 2001, Dr. Plancher founded the Greenwich based, “The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles,” (OFALS) a non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation focused on the development and promotion of research and supporting technologies that maintains and enhances the physical well-being of active individuals. OFALS sponsors health-education seminars for individuals with arthritis; sports injury prevention; and rehabilitation for “weekend warriors.” Dr. Plancher’s campaign, “Educating our Kids for a Pain Free Tomorrow” brings young students to the Foundation’s BioSkills lab for the “Doctor for the Day” program where the students operate on synthetic limbs and use simulated surgical techniques undere the supervision and guidance of Dr. Plancher and his medical staff. The Foundation also participates in clinical trials, and Dr. Plancher serves as principal investigator in a five-year study involving cartilage replacement.

In addition to Greenwich, there is also a Plancher Orthoapedics and Sports Medicine office in Manhattan at 1160 Park Avenue. Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He most recently chaired the “Orthopaedic Summit in Evolving Techniques”, a national conference attended by over 550 orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians in an effort to teach evolving techniques and treatments in sports medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor in Orthopaedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and is a member of many prestigious national and international societies and associations, and is a founding member for the Educational Enhancement Fund of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

About Kevin Plancher MD:

Dr. Plancher earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Science in Physiology and Doctorate in Medicine from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Plancher completed his residency at Harvard University’s Combined Orthopaedic program. He then went on to complete two post-graduate fellowships, the first at The Indiana Hand Center focusing on hand and microvascular surgery. The second was at the world-renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, focusing on sports medicine and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Plancher is affiliated with Stamford Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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