Four doctors from Coastal Orthopaedics in New Canaan and Darien were named to a list of top physicians in Fairfield County.

Moffly Media in association with Castle Connolly chose the physicians for the 2014 annual Top Doctors List. The list was published in the January/February issues of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan/Darien and Westport magazines. The selection process includes peer nominations in which physicians can nominate other doctors whom they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties.

This year's list includes Jeffrey V. Deluca, arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement; Michael M. Lynch, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and knee replacement; Nicholas V. Polifroni, sports medicine, joint replacement; and Peter B. Stovell, joint replacement and sports medicine.

All four are members of Coastal Orthopaedics, which is based in Norwalk with offices in Darien, Westport and New Canaan.

The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews the credentials of every physician being considered for inclusion in the top doctors list. The review includes, among other factors, scrutiny of medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history.

Nominated physicians then are chosen to be listed as a regionally outstanding Castle Connolly top doctor.

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"We are proud to have these skilled physicians from Coastal Orthopaedics named to this year's top doctors list," said Dr. T. Jay Kleeman, of Coastal Orthopaedics. "There is no greater recommendation than to ask other physicians whom they would send a loved one to for medical care. These men have been selected for their superior experience and credentials."

Coastal Orthopaedics has 12 physicians who are board certified. The team provides care in the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries including pediatrics, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, sports medicine, physical medicine, spine, joint replacement and occupational hand therapy.

Coastal Orthopaedics' Darien office is located at 36 Old Kings Highway South.