John S. Reach, MD,MSc

Specialty

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Achilles Tendon, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Disorders, Ankle Fractures, Ankle Ligament Reconstruction, Ankle Pain, Ankle Surgery, Arch Pain, Bone Fractures, Bunions, Carticel limb salvage, Cartilage Repair, Cartilage Transplant, Club Foot, Collapsed Arch, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Extensor Hallucis Longus (EHL), External Fixation Devices, Flat Foot, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Foot Arthritis, Foot disorders, Foot Drop, Foot Fractures, Foot Surgery, Fracture Fixation, Hammertoes, Heel Pain, High Arch Cavus, Image Guided Musculoskeletal Proc, Joint Reconstruction Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Knee Disorder, Knee Surgery, Limb length inequality, Limb Preservation/ Salvage, Microvascular Reconstruction, Nerve Injuries, Nerve Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Ankle Fractures, Pediatric Ankle Surgery, Pediatric Bunions, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Peroneal Tendon Injury, Podiatric Sports Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injury, Salto ankle prosthesis, Sonogram, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, Synovitis, Tendon Disorder, Tendon rupture, Tibia Fracture, Tibialis Posterior Syndrome, Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA), Total Ankle Replacement (TAR), Ultrasound


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients

Biography

John S. Reach, Jr., MD, director of Yale Medicine’s Foot & Ankle service, is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in the country who is skilled in performing  every available type of ankle replacement surgery.  

Dr. Reach specializes in using both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treat injuries and conditions that affect the ankle, foot and lower leg. He is skilled in the use of simple and complex surgical procedures, as well as such nonsurgical approaches as injections for pain and swelling, braces, medications and orthotics. “The majority of patients who come to see me don’t get major surgery,” Dr. Reach says. “They can sometimes avoid the bigger surgery when I do a smaller procedure or something nonoperative.”

Depending on the complexity of their problem, others find surgery can make all the difference. “For example, if you can’t run and you’ve been running before, and you have pain in your ankle, we can replace your ankle, and you can get back to doing what you want to do,” Dr. Reach says.

An associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Reach is considered a pioneer in using advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound imagery to help target injections to reduce pain and swelling. He does research in the area of transplantation of cartilage from other parts of the body to improve function in the knee or ankle.

Dr. Reach is also an inventor and implant designer, and serves as consultant for orthopaedic, imaging and insurance companies. “Because I can focus on this subspecialty, I’m up on the newest research. I know what’s coming,” he says. “If I don’t know something, it doesn’t exist yet.”

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

17

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Orthopaedics

800 Howard Avenue
Yale Physicians Bldg - 1st floor
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fax
(203) 737-4687

Yale Orthopaedics

157 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT 06437

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 453-7548

Education & Training

Education

Mayo Clinic;Yale University;Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Internship

Mayo Clinic

Residency

Mayo Clinic

Fellowship

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare