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Robert C Brabender, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
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AHN Orthopedic Institute
Monroeville Medical Arts Building (Primary)
2550 Mosside Blvd, Suite 405, 4th Floor
Monroeville, PA 15146
Fax (412) 373-4197
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Waterworks Health & Wellness
970 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Fax (412) 373-4197
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Allegheny Health Network Outpatient Center - Westmoreland
118 Nature Park Rd, Suite 300
Greensburg, PA 15601
Fax (412) 373-4197

Dr. Brabender specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. He treats most acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, elbow and hand in adults and children. He has received extensive training in shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopy, upper extremity fracture management, tendon issues, nerve-related problems and microsurgery.

Dr. Brabender received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He is member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Brabender has conducted extensive research in his field of hand and upper extremity. He has given numerous presentations to medical audiences at both national and regional conferences. As a native of western Pennsylvania, he is looking forward to sharing his expertise with his patients.

He practices at the Human Motion Center and has staffing privileges at Allegheny General, Forbes and West Penn Hospitals. He also performs surgeries at the Monroeville and Peters Township outpatient surgery centers. He is accepting new patients of all ages.

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Biceps Tendon Tear/Injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Clavicle Fracture
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Elbow Fracture
Elbow Pain
Ganglion Cyst
Hand Injuries
Hand Surgeon
Hand and Upper Extremity
Hand and Wrist Problems
Joint Replacement - Shoulder
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Nerve Compression
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Replacement
Tendon Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
Wrist Injuries


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Recent Patient Comments

"Doctor was perfunctory, did not smile, or chat, came in to perform procedure but expected me to already have decided my options. It felt like an assembly-line."

December 01, 2022


November 03, 2022

"I feel very confident of the doctor's ability to help me."

November 02, 2022

"Dr Brabender is always very professional but friendly. [...]."

October 25, 2022

"One of my favorite Dr. Wish he could be my pop. But he's a specialist in his scope of practice."

September 24, 2022

"Excellent doctor would recommend to everyone caring and compassionate."

September 16, 2022

"If it wasn't for Dr. Brabender and the way he is treated me over the years I would've probably spent a lot of time in unnecessary pain and inactivity"

August 25, 2022

"Very good experience"

July 11, 2022

"Dr Brabender is fantastic! Explains everything and really cares about your condition and what you have to say."

June 23, 2022

"It was a good experience"

May 18, 2022



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