Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, which has an office in Shelton, and OrthopedicHealth plan to merge. According to publicity material, the merger will create the largest, independent orthopaedic specialty practice in the region, with 27 physicians \u2014 including 21 board-certified specialists. The practice will have orthopaedists, podiatrists, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), and in-house physical and occupational therapists. \u201cThis merger enhances our ability to emphasize the patient-doctor relationship and provide easy access and compassionate musculo-skeletal care at the community level,\u201d said Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. Now will be 10 medical offices The doctors of OrthopedicHealth will continue to operate from their office at 849 Boston Post Road in Milford, but their patients will now be able to utilize Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists\u2019 group physical therapy, MRI and surgical facilities at nine southern Connecticut locations. Dr. Tedd L. Weisman, founder of OrthopedicHealth and chairman of Milford Hospital\u2019s Orthopedic Surgery Department, said, \u201cOur patients will still be our patients, but they will now have access to a variety of additional services and neighborhood locations through Connecticut Orthopaedic\u2019s network.\u201d Provides many types of services Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists provides services in such sub-specialties as sports medicine, treatment for upper and lower extremity problems, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It has been serving patients for more than 50 years. The Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists office in Shelton is in the One Greenwich Place building, 889 Bridgeport Ave.