Valley Orthopaedic Specialists - Shelton

Ignatius Komninakas, M.D.
Medical School

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Dr. Komninakas is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery, joint replacement and biologic joint resurfacing. He received a B.S. in biology from Fairfield University and his medical degree from St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed a general surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University followed by his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Komninakas furthered his training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University School of Medicine working alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons and developers of total knee and hip replacement systems.

His orthopaedic interests include general orthopaedics, conventional and alternative management of arthritis, minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy, joint resurfacing and joint replacement surgery. He has performed custom knee replacements, Posterior and Superior Approach Total Hip Replacements, minimally invasive surgery and has received specialized training in the latest techniques of biologic joint resurfacing including autologous chondrocyte implantation.

Internship: Rhode Island Hospital/ Brown University, General Surgery

Undergraduate Degree: Fairfield University

Special Interests/Procedures: Total Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty (Superior and Posterior Approach), Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Meniscal Repair, Cartilage Restoration in the knee, Custom Knee Replacements, Revision Joint Replacements

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Hospital Affiliations: Griffin Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Surgical Center of CT

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