Alicia & Nate
Dr. Rubin has treated two complicated fractures in two of our children. The first fracture was a displaced broke left wrist in our oldest son. Dr. Rubin recommended that we not perform surgery on the wrist in order to straighten the bone and explained that in children the bones can “remodel” over time and straighten on their own. It was unbelievable how that bone straightened out and we were so grateful that our son didn’t undergo unnecessary surgery.
Two years later, our youngest son fell and broke off the end of his right elbow on a Saturday morning. We immediately knew that we needed him to see Dr. Rubin. Even though it was a Saturday, Dr. Rubin performed emergency surgery on him that day. Both breaks healed completely and and we’re convinced that had we chosen a general orthopedist, we probably would not have had the success rate that we had and would have probably incurred more complications and, potentially, more surgery. It cannot be underestimated how crucial it is for a pediatric orthopedist to care for these complicated breaks in children rather than a general orthopedist.
We will always be grateful to Dr. Rubin for his clinical expertise, surgical skills and caring manner and and would not hesitate to see him again (hopefully not!) if necessary.
Julia is a three year old girl who was born with bilateral clubfoot. She previously went to another orthopedic surgeon and was using a different method for treatment that was not working. Julia then came to Dr. Rubin (formerly Rubin Orthopedics) and had an Achilles release performed by Dr. Rubin as well as a series of castings (Ponseti Method). After the castings Julia has been wearing the Mitchell brace 23 hours a day for three months after surgery and then after just 12 hours, at night. Julia’s mom stated, “Julia has been really indifferent about the brace. We have a routine and she doesn’t give us a hard time.” Julia was told she no longer has to wear the brace; Julia and her mom were thrilled with the news. “Dr. Rubin has been wonderful and very attentive to my daughter. Seeing my daughter progress makes this whole experience worth it.”
Baiba came to Dr. Rubin with a bunionette on her right foot. A bunionette is a painful prominence on the fifth toe. “When I would wear strappy sandals I would notice that my toe would get red and blistery, and would become sore.” Dr Rubin performed surgery to remove the bunionette. Baiba was required to wear a special “wooden shoe” to prevent any irritation to the sensitive area. “I have had such a great experience here at Rubin orthopedics. I absolutely love it, Dr. Rubin made me feel like I was his only patient, by taking his time with me, going over all the choices for recovery, and answering any questions I had. Dr. Rubin’s office staff is also awesome; they go out of their way to ensure patient satisfaction.”
Jake stepped on a large piece of glass which resulted in a lacerated tendon in his left foot. “I was in quite a bit of pain; every morning when I would wake up my foot would hurt.” Jake had Dr. Rubin perform his surgery, “now I am doing much better. Dr. Rubin was really nice and made me feel like all he wanted to do was help me. In fact the whole office met my overall satisfaction.”
Joshua has always walked on his toes. This was causing some knee pain and his mom said, “He could not walk for long periods of time without wanting to sit, and had trouble balancing.” Joshua’s parent brought him to Dr. Rubin (formerly Rubin Orthopedics) to correct his walk. He has been doing a series of castings; and after each weeks casting the can see he is improving. “His physical education teacher as well as his baseball coach have both said they noticed an improvement,” stated Joshua’s mom. “The staff has been really great and we appreciate what they have done for our son.”
Mom to Brooke
Brooke came into our office at 9 month old with Bilateral Metatarsus Adductus. She was just started walking and her mother was concerned with in-toeing of both her feet. She was observed for next few months. She came back to us when she was 1 year old and we discussed with her serial casting for her metatarsus adductus. Her mother decided when Brooke was 2 1/2 she wanted to go ahead with serial casting, which would involve 6 casts, changed once a week to correct the metatarsus adductus. After the casting was completed, Brooke is doing great! She is now almost 4 and her mom is very glad she did the casting since it had made a big difference in the way her feet looks now.
Steven developed RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), which affected his feet. His pain slowly progressed to the point where he was unable to walk, due to the severity of the pain. Steven came to Rubin Orthopedics, “It was so nice to finally get a diagnosis,” stated Steven’s dad. Steven was given these electric pads that he was to wear at night to stimulate his nerves, he was also instructed to do some special exercises and start physical therapy. Steven is now able to walk with no discomfort. Both Steven and his dad thought the staff at Rubin Orthopedics was very nice.
Mackenzie is a thirteen year old girl who loves horse back riding. One day while jumping her horse she lost her balance and fell off. She came to Dr. Rubin and discovered that she had a displaced fracture in her left arm. Mackenzie was put in a long arm cast for two weeks and then was put in another cast for another two weeks. After getting the cast off Mackenzie exclaims, “I feel a lot better, I am able to use my arm again. I am leisurely riding my horse again.” Mackenzie shares, “the staff at Rubin Orthopedics was extremely nice!”
Joey was playing catcher in baseball when he caught the baseball wrong; which caused his finger to jam.
“When I pulled it, it made a loud popping noise.” His finger from then on was throbbing. Joey came to Rubin orthopedics and they put a cast around his arm and thumb. “I picked green and glow in the dark for the colors of my cast.” Joey was referred to Rubin Orthopedics, but his older brother had come in previously for a finger fracture as well. Joey’s mom exclaimed, “Everyone here has been really great, Dr. Rubin is a very nice, polite, knowledgeable doctor.”
Normalee was at work when she slipped and fell on a wet floor. It happened so quickly she didn’t know what happened. When she turned to look at her wrist she realized it looked differently than it usually did and realized that something must have happened. After searching for a place that would accept her insurance, she found Rubin Orthopedics and “got an appointment really quickly.” She commented that “the staff has been wonderful, everyone has been so nice, and I have no complaint at all. Everyone has been very courteous.”
Geza is a 68 year old man who has had right knee pain, locking and instability for several years from his demanding work life in construction and as a mechanic. He was suffering from a torn medial meniscus and degenerative joint disease in his left knee. His symptoms have been getting worse for the last couple of years. So bad in fact, that he used a cane in the right hand to prevent him from falling and he was nervous about crossing the street because he could fall down in the intersection and be hit by a car.
Geza was first seen in our office in March of 2011 and underwent a diagnostic arthroscopy and meniscal debridement operation in May of 2011. Before surgery, he described his pain as 12 out of 10. He no longer uses a cane, no longer deals with locking and instability in his knee, and is nearly 100% pain free as he continues the rehab and healing process. “I want to recommend Dr. Cerruti as a surgeon to anyone requiring surgery. This man really helped me and I am really happy with the results” , Geza said.
James had knee surgery performed by Dr. Cerruti. Since the surgery he comes in for Supartz injections, but his knee is much better than it was prior to surgery. “My knee was swollen and I couldn’t do a lot of walking or standing. I felt Dr. Cerruti was a good person and I really like him as a surgeon. Mike is also very good and takes the time to meet with me; he is a very patient person!”
Sheri had shoulder arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Cerruti. She was told she incurred her shoulder injury from being a diabetic. “I was in a lot of pain! I needed help doing normal daily things, for I could barely move my arm.” Sheri is a returning patient, she had surgery on her other shoulder a few years prior. She is very satisfied with the staff at Rubin Orthopedics. “Dr. Cerruti is a very compassionate person and was very nice.”
Beth fell in 2008 and tore her rotator cuff; she had shoulder arthroscopy surgery with Dr. Rubin on March 9, 2009. She has been doing Physical Therapy with Alan and says that she needs to keep working and doing her exercises in order to get her strength back. She said of her Physical Therapy, “I’m enjoying it. He does a good job and he’s helped me a lot!” Beth also said that Alan coaches her and pushes her to go the next step. She now has about 97% of her range of motion back and says it’s pretty remarkable since before she couldn’t lift her hand about her waist.
How I felt before surgery: –HORRIBLE!! I had lower back pain plus sciatic pain down the left leg. I had constant pain, could not sit, stand or sleep without having pain. I could not do gymnastics because of the pain. How I feel after surgery: –GREAT!! Couldn’t be better. I am completely painless! 100% better!
Bethany first discovered her scoliosis when she was 11 years old. At that point she tried less invasive methods for correction, such as using a night brace. “I would often experience pain in my upper abdomen, lower back and neck”. She came to Dr. Rubin to have him asses the severity of her scoliosis and his diagnosis for treatment. “My scoliosis had gotten much worse, my curve went from 25 degrees to 47 degrees.” A month or so later she had surgery, which all in all was a success. As you can see in her post-operative x-ray on the left, her spine is now straight. “After surgery I notice that I am able to stand up straighter and walk better, I even grew three inches! I felt really comfortable and welcomed throughout this experience, Dr. Rubin and his staff are really nice.”
Ryan -ACL RECONSTRUCTION TURNED AWARD WINNING TRACK STAR
My son, Ryan, has been a patient of Dr. Roy Rubin’s for a few years now. Dr. Rubin has performed a meniscus repair and ACL reconstruction for Ryan. Only one year outside of surgery and Ryan is excelling at sports and is just as active as ever. He won three medals in the finals! We have found Dr. Rubin and his staff to be caring, professional and always made Ryan feel comfortable and safe.
As a side note: The experience has had a very positive effect on Ryan, he has decided he would like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon some day helping kids the way Dr. Rubin helped him and is working harder at his grades for future college acceptance.
We highly recommend Dr. Rubin and his staff!
Jessica has been able to feel this solid mass in her leg since she was in high school. She really paid no attention to it other than making sure she wouldn’t hit or injure the bump. “When I did hit the tumor I would have extreme pain and I would walk with a limp for a day or two afterwards.” It wasn’t until her daughter one day fell on her leg and hit the tumor, this caused excruciating pain and she was unable to walk for a week. Her calf swelled up due to the blood flow restriction from the tumor. Jessica came to Dr. Rubin where he diagnosed the tumor as osteochondroma, which is a bone tumor. Dr. Rubin performed surgery and removed the tumor. Nine days after surgery, “I feel great I am able to walk and do everything to carry out my normal routine.” Jessica is even planning on coming back for another surgery by Dr. Rubin. “The staff at Rubin Orthopedics is very nice, they all work hard at making you feel comfortable, and making sure you are happy with everything.”
Jaime came to see Dr. Rubin on December 17th, 2008 with a right arm proximal humerus fracture. After coming to see Dr. Rubin, a unicameral bone cyst was found on Jaime’s right arm in the same location where she had her fracture.
“I enjoy riding horses and before surgery I couldn’t even lead my horse, which doesn’t take a lot of strength, but I couldn’t do it,” explained Jaime.
3 months after surgery…
“After the surgery I can not only lead my horse, but I have the strength to remove the saddle off of her.”
Jaime’s mom was also very pleased with not only the surgery, but everything leading up to the surgery. “We absolutely loved it, Dr. Rubin explained everything in such great detail. Dr Rubin went over the surgery process with us, including the methods and medicine being used and it really showed how much he cared.”