Joseph A Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum is fellowship-trained in all aspects of hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow surgery, and board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. After graduating from medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he did an internship in Orthopedic Surgery at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospitals in Brooklyn. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Ohio State University, where his case numbers ranked in the top 1% nationwide in hand, wrist, and forearm procedures.
His fellowship training at the renowned Mary S. Stern fellowship in Cincinnati gave him specialized experience in hand, wrist, and elbow fractures and complex trauma, arthritis, arthroscopy, tendon injuries and tendinitis, and emerging techniques such as “wide-awake surgery,” which can be performed comfortably in an office under local anesthesia.
His training also encompasses nerve and microvascular surgery of the upper extremity, as well as the non-surgical management of upper extremity problems. Among other topics, Dr. Rosenbaum’s research during training focused on techniques to decrease the pain of injections. He has also received specialized training in performing minimally-painful injections.
A former professional baseball player and an avid racquetball player and cyclist, Dr. Rosenbaum has a special interest in athletic hand and elbow injuries, and has cared for upper extremity problems in athletes of all levels, from recreational “weekend warriors” to those competing in the Olympics, the NCAA, the NFL, and the NHL. During his training, he published nine textbook chapters and five journal articles, including one on the treatment of hand injuries in athletes. He produced ten surgical technique instructional videos featured at national meetings, and was awarded with the top prize at the 2019 AAOS Orthopedic Video Theater. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and snowboarding.
- Undergraduate & Graduate
- Yeshiva College
- Medical Education
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery
- Ohio State University - Orthopedic Surgery
- Mary S. Stern, Cincinnati
- Hand Surgery
- Board Certifications
- American Association for Hand Surgery
1. Lin, JS, Pettit R, Rosenbaum JA, Samora JB, Popp JE. The Development of Trigger Thumb in the Contralateral Thumb in Pediatric Patients Presenting Initially With Unilateral Involvement. Hand (NY) 2019
2. Rosenbaum JA, et al. “Treatment of Volar PIP Fracture-Dislocations Using Hook Plate and Tension Band Suture: Case Report and Surgical Technique” Tech. in Hand & Up Ext Surg. 2018
3. Rosenbaum JA, et al. “Patient Loss to Follow-Up After Upper Extremity Surgery: A Review of 2,563 Cases”. HAND (NY). 2018 July.
4. Rosenbaum YA, et al. The Effect of Trigger Finger Injection Site on Injection-Related Pain. Hand.
5. Rosenbaum YA, Awan HM. Acute Hand Injuries in Athletes. Phys. Sportsmed. 2017 Mar 22:1-8
6. Rosenbaum YA, et al. Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation to the Metacarpal Head for Avascular Necrosis in a Young Active Patient: Case Report and Technique Overview. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2017;32(3):191–197
7. Perdue PW, Rosenbaum YA, et al. What are the Risk Factors for Hardware Removal after Tibia or Fibula Fracture? J. Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2015;25(4):329-36