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Robert C Brabender, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Monroeville Medical Arts Building (Primary)
2550 Mosside Blvd, Suite 405, 4th Floor
Monroeville, PA 15146
Fax (412) 373-4197
Waterworks Health & Wellness
970 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Fax (412) 373-4197
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

"Dr. Brabender is excellent! The best!"

July 22, 2023


June 24, 2023

"I had severe pain in my shoulder. He explained that it's best to try conservative treatment first, before considering a replacement. That is what I expected and agreed with. I got a cortisone shot, which is easing the pain."

June 05, 2023

"Care provider distracted, in a hurry"

May 20, 2023

"We discussed up coming procedures and prioritized our treatment accordingly."

May 17, 2023

"Terrific re info on my questions. And the most no fuss on injections I have ever had."

May 16, 2023


May 09, 2023

"Dr Brabender is very knowledgeable, kind concerned, and speaks very respectfully to me!"

April 28, 2023

"The doctor is wonderful."

April 08, 2023

"Dr. Brabender was excellent. Listened and answered questions I had and offered treatment options. He did an excellent job aspirating the cyst on my finger. No complications, not a lot of pain (only for a short time during procedure), and cyst totally gone as well as all the pain it was causing."

April 01, 2023



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