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Anthony Parrino, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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Department of Orthopedics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Hand and Wrist


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Dr. Anthony Parrino is a fellowship-trained hand, wrist, and elbow surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health. He completed his medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and orthopedic training at the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Parrino then completed his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, under the leadership of Dr. John Elfar.

Dr. Parrino’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of all hand, wrist, and elbow problems. His particular interests include arthritis of the hand and wrist, hand/wrist/elbow fractures, sports-related injuries, tendonitis, nerve and tendon injuries, and nerve compression problems. He also performs endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wide awake hand surgery. He is also active in research dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of hand and wrist pathology. His goal is to provide personalized, quality care to find surgical and nonsurgical solutions for hand, wrist, and elbow problems.

B.S.State University of New York; BinghamtonMolecular Biology
M.D.Mount Sinai School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineOrthopaedic Surgery
FellowshipUniversity of RochesterHand and upper extremity

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Resident Paper AwardConnecticut Orthopaedic Society
Resident Leadership ForumAmerican Orthopaedic Association
Clinical Honors: Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery, Medicine, Anesthesiology, NeurologyMount Sinai School of Medicine
Doctors of Tomorrow ScholarshipMount Sinai School of Medicine
President Lois DeFleur Scholarship for Excellence in Community ServiceSUNY Binghamton
Dean's ListSUNY Binghamton

Arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow
Fractures/trauma of the hand, wrist, elbow
Nerve disorders and injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow
Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery
Wide awake hand surgery

Clinical outcomes following hand, wrist, and elbow surgery
Biomechanical research evaluating outcomes of hand and wrist surgery techniques
Nerve crush injury

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Chapter 5A: Anesthesia/Pain Management.
    Parrino, A, Ferreira, JV. Hand Surgery Update Volume VII 2023 Sep;
  • Chapter 5B: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
    Ferreira, JV, Parrino, Hand Surgery Update Volume VII 2023 Sep;
  • Carpal Dislocations
    Parrino, A Elfar, J Chapman's Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery 2018 Jan;
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability
    Arciero, RA Parrino, A Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery 2015 Jul;
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair using autograft or Allograft
    Rodrigez S, Rodner C, Parrino A Hand Tricks of the Trade