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About The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics

The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics is home to some of the world's most renowned orthopedic surgeons who provide state-of-the-art orthopedic treatment for both children and adults.

Part of LifeBridge Health, the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics provides services at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital and several convenient satellite locations throughout northwest Baltimore. The Rubin Institute’s medical team of more than 250 professionals performs approximately 4,500 orthopedic procedures and conducts more than 47,000 office visits annually. Our physicians have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise as well as their innovative techniques in joint preservation and replacement.  

With access to operating rooms and highly specialized teams that exclusively practice orthopedics, the Rubin Institute offers the advantages of a "hospital within a hospital." Patients receive the full continuum of care, including initial consultations, surgical and non-surgical services, hospital stay, and inpatient and outpatient physical therapy.

The Rubin Institute includes four Centers of Excellence that specialize in various orthopedic treatments:
  • The International Center for Limb Lengthening focuses on the care of pediatric and adult patients with congenital, developmental and post-traumatic limb deformities, limb length discrepancies, skeletal abnormalities, scoliosis and other orthopedic causes of short stature.
  • The Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement prides itself on optimizing the use of non-surgical interventions, such as physical therapy and injections, to enhance joint preservation. Once surgical intervention is deemed necessary, our joint replacement specialists use the latest in hip and knee replacement techniques. Our specialists are also experts in the treatment of bone and joint infections.
  • The Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation at Northwest Hospital, part of the Center for Wound Care, is working to decrease the likelihood of foot or leg amputation caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and chronic wounds by screening those most likely to develop a foot sore and using a focused, multidisciplinary treatment approach.
  • The specialized team at the Center for Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Northwest Hospital treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures and dislocations, sprains and stiffness, stress injuries, sports injuries, tendonitis and work-related injuries.
Conditions treated by the Rubin Institute include:

  • Achondroplasia and Hypochondroplasia
  • Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bone Deformities and Infections
  • Carpal Tunnel and Tarsal Tunnel
  • Charcot Foot
  • Clubfoot
  • Diabetic and Non-Healing Wounds
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • General Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Gout and Pseudogout
  • Joint Pain and Injuries
  • Limb Length Discrepency and Deformity
  • Lymphedema
  • Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedic Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Perthes
  • Sports Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • And Many More