After knee replacement, Jerushia came back stronger

Dr. Rubin was featured in a patient testimonial in Yale New Haven Health.

Jerushia, 65, takes the train every day from her home in New London to her teaching job at Dunbar School in Bridgeport. “I’d been having mobility problems with my right knee due to osteoarthritis and I couldn’t ignore it anymore.”

She met with Dr. Rubin, at Yale New Haven Hospital’s (YNHH) Center for Musculoskeletal Care. Dr. Rubin recommended a total knee replacement.

Within hours after the surgery, however, Jerushia was on her feet again. “I didn’t believe it when they came into my room to get me up,” she said. “I was climbing stairs the next day!” Read more.

YNHH Only Hospital in US with all Musculoskeletal Care Certifications at the Highest Levels

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and for Certification for Hip Fracture. As a result, YNHH now has the highest level certification for all the major orthopedic services including Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Fracture, Spine Surgery, and Shoulder Surgery – the only such hospital in the nation. Read more. 

Groundbreaking Surgeons Break Ground

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) announced it is following up on a promise to provide better outpatient care in New Haven — this time with same-day joint procedures, and a therapy regimen most people can do from home. On Wednesday evening, hospital administrators, funders, and orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Lee Rubin, gathered to break that news — and break ground — on an ambulatory center for musculoskeletal care at the Saint Raphael Campus. Read more

Yale New Haven Hospital Program Changes the Game for Hip Fracture Patients

Elderly patients who fall and break their fragile hips traditionally have had to wait until a surgeon is available, lying on a stretcher with their pain numbed by opioid medication. Now, however, at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care, they are cared for more quickly, with less pain and better follow-up once they leave the hospital. The center at Yale New Haven’s St. Raphael Campus is a unit dedicated to those frail patients who otherwise would have had to fit into surgeons’ already full schedules. Read more

Yale New Haven Hospital First in New England to Offer Virtual Rehab Program

Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Musculoskeletal Care is the first in the New England area to offer an in-home virtual exercise rehabilitation program to patients. The in-home virtual exercise rehabilitation assistant program does what any physical therapist would say and do. Read more

Dr. Rubin Featured in Yale Orthopedics Quarterly – Volume 3

Dr. Lee Rubin is featured in Yale Orthopedics Quarterly – Volume 3, highlighting his book, The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction, Yale New Haven Hospital’s new hip fracture program, and a tribute he wrote to his mentor Dr. Keggi. Read more

Dr. Rubin Named 2017 Course Director of DJO’s ADAPT Program

Lee E. Rubin, MD was named the course director for DJO Surgical’s Advanced Direct Anterior Personalized Training (ADAPT) Program, to take place in Las Vegas on February 10-11, 2017. The comprehensive educational course is designed for surgeons new to the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty and those interested in learning or improving upon their knowledge and skills. ADAPT is a three phase program designed to educate and train surgeons on the Direct Anterior Approach. Studies show this operative technique is more technically challenging than other approaches and can have a lengthy learning curve. Read more

Yale Book Launch Event

Lee E. Rubin, M.D. attended the launch of his forthcoming book, The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction, co-authored with Kristaps J. Keggi, M.D. Dr. Rubin, who completed an adult reconstruction fellowship with Dr. Keggi, helped to write and edit the book along with B. Sonny Bal, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri. Dr. Rubin said that despite inevitable changes to the procedure in the coming generations, this book will “always be the primary reference for the approach.” Both Dr. Keggi and Dr. Rubin hope the book serves as a guide for future surgeons interested in this minimally invasive approach to hip replacement. Read more

Dr. Rubin was the “Medical Honoree” at the 2015 Rhode Island Walk to Cure Arthritis

Dr. Lee Rubin was selected as the “Medical Honoree” at the Rhode Island Walk to Cure Arthritis. Dr. Rubin participated in the event, along with University Orthopedics as the presenting sponsor. Read more

Topical TXA in Total Joint Replacement Lowers Blood Transfusion Use

Orthopedic surgeons from The Miriam Hospital conducted a cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients that revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction – from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent – with no significant difference in complication rates. In addition to reducing the risk for postoperative bleeding and transfusion following total joint replacement, use of topical TXA enabled approximately 9.3 percent more patients to be discharged to home rather than to a skilled nursing facility. The study and its findings have been published in print in The Journal of Arthroplasty. Read more

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