Dr. James Mazzara is a Retired Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. James Mazzara is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

  • Shoulder, elbow, knee and sports medicine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford

  • Specializes in the treatment of traumatic, degenerative, and sports related conditions using non-operative and arthroscopic, reconstructive, and joint replacement options

  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and an active member of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

  • Connecticut Magazine’s list of the state’s top doctors in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013

  • Author, researcher and educator on orthopedic and sports medicine conditions and treatments




Sports Medicine Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. James Mazzara

Dr. Mazzara was in practice since 1991 and recently retired in 2024 with vast experience in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. After 33 years of practice with over 15,000 successful surgical procedures, he has been around long enough to see “new” technology and techniques come and go. He is able to utilize the newest techniques when they have been shown to be effective with reliable long-term results. His patients range from younger working adults with sports and work-related conditions. He also treats middle-aged weekend warriors with work-related injuries. This has given him experience in dealing with the complex and sometimes challenging demands of the injured worker and their employer.

Dr. Mazzara’s mission is to provide the kind of advanced cutting-edge orthopedic care you would expect to find only in elite nationally acclaimed orthopedic centers. He and his staff of trained medical professionals treated their patients in the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, Enfield and surrounding Hartford communities with the respect and compassion they deserve. As a member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hartford Hospital, a regional Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut orthopedic residency, Dr. James Mazzara participated in the education of young surgeons training in the Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the Bone and Joint Institute in Hartford. This requires him to keep abreast of the latest developments in orthopedic surgery through educational conferences and journal reviews. James Mazzara, MD offers Biologic Treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy.