Henry A. Backe, Jr., MD

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Areas of Specialty

Hand Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Upper Extremity Sports Injuries

Medical Degree

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Surgical Internship, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA


Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Emmanuel B. Kaplan Fellowship in Hand Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
Joint Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Weil College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY

Board Certifications

Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Division Chief of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member, American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
Past President, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Chairman and Founder, Orthopaedic Specialty Group Education Foundation
Board of Councilors, American Academy or Orthopaedic Surgery
Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation




My practice for the last 25 years in Connecticut has been delivering orthopaedic care with emphasis on hand surgery and joint replacement.  I had the opportunity to study with many great hand surgeons, sports medicine surgeons and joint replacement surgeons during my training.  This exposure allowed me to garner unique knowledge and skills from each of them and then apply them to my practice of orthopaedics.  Thus my fellowship training in hand surgery and joint reconstruction surgery have complimented each other throughout my career.  I have been able to offer state of the art Joint Replacement Surgery and Hand Surgery to my patients.  My work with the professional, college and high school athletes has anchored me to my community and allowed me to help high achieving athletes recover from sports injuries.  My work in Central America doing hand surgery over the last 12 years has allowed me to give back globally and expand the reach of benefits of my training.  I have been lucky to work with an exceptional group of surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialty Group giving exceptional care to the people of Connecticut and beyond.  I pride myself in being a listener to my patients.  I am humbled and honored by the trust and respect I have received from them in return.