Complete Orthopedic Care

Foot and ankle

Get back on your feet again with a Comprehensive Care plan from our elite team of Foot and Ankle Specialists. 

Patient First Care to Help You Live Your Life in Full Motion Again

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Orthopartners Fellowship-trained surgeons Dr. Nicole Arcand and Dr. Emily Vafek are two of Connecticuts leading experts in treating foot and ankle pain. With their extensive expertise, they specialize in a wide range of treatments, from complex surgical procedures such as ankle replacements, ankle fusions, and reconstructions, to cutting-edge minimally invasive bunion surgery and other conservative therapies. 

Established 1957

Connecticut's Premier Orthopedic Group

Orthopedic Partners was founded with the commitment to bring quality care close to home. We recognize that if you or a loved one is injured, it’s more than painful – it’s stressful, confusing, and exhausting. We help you live the life you love again faster, on your schedule, and with nationally-recognized foot and ankle experts you can trust to support you through your complete care journey. 

Every Outcome Counts

Why Choose Us


You can feel comfortable and confident, knowing that our surgeons are all specialists, with elite education, continuous training, and a career commitment to foot and ankle injury and rehabilitation.

Patient-Centered Care

You deserve to be heard. We will listen and respect your experience, values, needs, and preferences in the planning, coordination, and delivery of your care. At Orthopartners, you're not a name, you're a neighbor.

Every Outcome Counts

We pride ourselves on serving this community one patient at a time and are committed to delivering treatments that will decrease your pain and improve your mobility.

Cutting-Edge Tech

From comprehensive diagnostic testing to innovative conservative care and advanced surgical techniques, we provide state of the art, evidence-based care, pursuing minimally-invasive treatment and delivering unmatched care close to home.

Increased Access

You shouldn't have to wait or travel to receive the care you need. Our team works diligently to ensure you can schedule the treatment you need on your timeline in the comfort of your local community.

Complete Care Journey

Your treatment begins and ends with Orthopedic Partners. We're committed to providing a seamless patient experience with onsite physical therapy and pain management rehabilitation so you can achieve long-term health.

Specialists you Trust

Your Starting Point and Solution

Offering the latest advancements in orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation, we recognize the importance of beginning with conservative and minimally invasive treatment. 

From diagnosis, to treatments, second opinions, and surgeries, we will be here for you at every stage of your recovery. 

Attending Surgeons

Our priority is providing exceptional patient experiences through skilled treatment & superior service.


What Our Clients Say

"I will always be tremendously grateful to Orthopedic Partners for the exceptional care I have received. A few years ago I recovered completely from a very bad displaced ankle fracture. No surgery was needed, but I must attribute that to Dr. Emily Vafek. This year I had both knees totally replaced and received outstanding guidance, support and treatment from the following professionals: Dr. Justin Thoms performed my surgeries and I was walking well without walker or cane within a few weeks. Thanks also to Austin Renaud, P.A. Manali, my physical therapist, helped me recover in rapid time with consistent, compassionate expertise. The administrative staff is always friendly and helpful—a pleasure compared to the current outside world. Thank you all for taking such good care of me in difficult circumstances and helping me walk again, painlessly and easily. Great job!"
- Nancy
"Best place for walk-in emergencies. Open every Saturday from 9-noon for orthopedic problems. Great doctors ans the staff is very helpful."
- Gal Hermann
"A top notch company from top to bottom. Delivering nothing but the best service and information to all their patients. Thank You Norwich Ortho!!!"
- Blation Media