Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to the care and safety of our patients. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Questions about vaccination, testing, and assistance with VAMS call 203-204-1053. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination (CT State eligibility info) and have not already made an appointment, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist.

Health Resource Center tour

Welcome to Griffin Hospital's Community Health Resource Center

The Community Health Resource Center (HRC) at Griffin Hospital is a traditional free lending library that provides an array of medical and health information. The HRC contains a collection of easy-to-read health and lifestyle related materials for patients and their families to become better informed and make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them.

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Resource Center is temporarily closed to visitors.

We apologize for any inconvenience - we will update our hours when precaution policies have changed.

Online Resource Searches

Search the Library Catalog from Your Computer

Our online catalog is the modern day version of the "card catalog" and is a quick and easy way to search our online resource database to see what books, journals and magazines are available at the HRC. Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks; journals and magazines must be viewed on site. Click the button to search the online catalog.

Search Our Online Health Library

We have a resource here for you to answer almost all of your questions - whether you're wondering about a disease, a treatment, a subject, and more. DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility. Click the button to start searching. You can also click here to view the Polish database.

Ask a Consumer Health Librarian

Conditions & Treatments Digest
Health information for patients and consumers - covering different conditions, treatments, and specialties.

Knee Replacement with More Precision and Less Pain

The Center for Joint Health at Griffin Hospital offers an innovative treatment for the millions of individuals suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the knee with Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

This advanced knee-replacement technology gives surgeons increased accuracy to protect soft tissue and ligaments from damage, resulting in less pain and faster recovery for patients. Incorporating CT imaging to create a 3D virtual model of a patient’s unique joint structure, the Mako system helps determine the optimal size, placement and alignment of a patient’s implant. In the operating room, the surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm to accurately remove the arthritic or injured bone and cartilage from the knee while preserving healthy tissue and ligaments.

In clinical studies, Mako patients reported less pain and more satisfaction with the results than those who received a conventional-joint replacement.

The Mako system is for people with severe knee pain or stiffness resulting from non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis, as well as those who haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements.

For more information about the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, contact Griffin Health Orthopaedic Care Specialist, Amy Gagne at 203-732-7524 or visit griffinhealth.org/joint.

If you're providing care for a loved one, we've put together a set of videos that can help you understand everything involved.
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Derby, CT 06418-1326