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Robert D. Bronstein, M.D.

Robert D. Bronstein, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.5 out of 5 stars
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As a Professor of Orthopaedics, in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, I specialize in the care of sports-related injuries for athletes and physically active patients of all ages. I enjoy the opportunity to help athletes return to their previous level of activity following...
As a Professor of Orthopaedics, in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, I specialize in the care of sports-related injuries for athletes and physically active patients of all ages. I enjoy the opportunity to help athletes return to their previous level of activity following injury.

My expertise includes treatment of injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. I have served as a team physician for all of the Rochester area professional teams and currently serve as Team Physician for the Rochester Amerks, the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College sports teams.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1992 - 1993

Residency, Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School. 1988 - 1992

Internship, Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School. 1987 - 1987

Education

MD | New Jersey Medical School. 1987

Awards

Nominated for the Dr. Moyer Award for outstanding physician in sports medicine. 2004

Orthopaedic Review, Resident Writers' Award finalist. 1992

Graduate tuition scholarship.

Dean's Award for Academic Achievement.

Research

I have authored nearly two dozen medical journal articles on such topics as ACL reconstruction techniques and clavicle and knee ligament injuries. I am certified as an orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was among the first orthopaedic surgeons to obtain the ABOS Sub...
I have authored nearly two dozen medical journal articles on such topics as ACL reconstruction techniques and clavicle and knee ligament injuries. I am certified as an orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was among the first orthopaedic surgeons to obtain the ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. I currently serve the ABOS in several roles including question writing and examining ABOS candidates.

Publications

Journal Articles

Overuse Injuries in School-age Athletes

Bronstein, RD.

Doctor's Advice. 2009; 2(3): 18-21.

Knee Ligament Injuries.

Bronstein, R.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Your Orthopaedic Connection on line publications. 2008; .

Revision ACL reconstruction: Arthroscopic Pearl.

Bronstein, R.

Arthroscopy Association of North America Pearls. 2006; .

Taking the trauma out of clavicle fractures: Complications may require special apporaches to management.

Bronstein, R.

The Jornal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2006; 23(5): 321-328.

Two incision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with tensioned femoral post fixation.

Bronstein, R.

Techniques in Knee Surgery. 2005; 4(2): 100-111.

Complex Cases Should Not Hit Doctors Wallet.

Bronstein, R.

Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper (Rochester). 2004; .

Meniscal tears: current treatment options.

Bronstein, R.

Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. 2002; 13: 143-150.

Tackling the challenge of football injuries.

Bronstein, R.

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2002; 19(10): 420-426.

Spontaneous healing of a patellar tendon anterior cruciate ligament graft. A case report.

Voloshin I, Bronstein RD, DeHaven KE

The American journal of sports medicine.. 2002 30 (5):751-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Postoperative analgesic requirements in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Wu, C.; Bronstein, R.; Chen, J.; Lee, D.; Rouse, L.

The American Journal of Anesthesiology. 2001; 28(4): 176-180.

Taking the trauma out of clavicle fractures.

Bronstein, R.

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2001; 18(10): 485-494.

Postoperative analgesic requirements in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Bronstein, R.; Wu, C.; Chen, J.; Lee, D.; Rouse, L.

The American Journal of Orthoapedics. 2000; 29(12): 974-979.

Who should order MRI studies?

Bronstein, R.

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2000; 17(6): 310.

Arthroscopic medial meniscal repair in the athlete.

DeHaven KE, Bronstein RD

Clinics in sports medicine.. 1997 January 16 (1):69-86. Epub 1900 01 01.

On field management of football injuries.

Bronstein, R.

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 1995; 12(1): 14-24.

Open meniscus repair.

DeHaven, K.; Bronstein, R.

Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 1994; 2(3): 172-176.

An obvious way to reduce costs.

Bronstein, R.

Orthopaedics Today. 1994; 14: 6.

Shoulder arthroscopy in the athlete. Practical applications.

Hurley J, Bronstein R

Sports medicine.. 1993 February 15 (2):133-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Localized pigmented villonodular synovitis presenting as a loose body in the knee.

Bronstein RD, Sebastianelli WJ, DeHaven KE

Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 1993 9 (5):596-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

The usefullness of MRI in evaluating menisci after meniscus repair.

Bronstein, R.; Kirk, P.; Hurley, J.

Orthopaedics. 1992; 15: 149-152.

The usefullness of MR imaging in evaluating menisci after meniscal repair.

Hurley, J.; Kirk, P.; Bronstein, R.

Arthroscopy. 1992; 8: 400.

Dislocations following arthroplasties of the hip. Incidence, prevention, and treatment.

Rao JP, Bronstein R

Orthopaedic review. 1991 March 20 (3):261-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

A medical profile of institutionalized geriatric patients.

Ashton, J.; Bronstein, R.; Friedman, G.; Vill, K.

1984 Summer Research Program, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 1984; : 1-3.

Books

AAOS (2001)

Chapter: Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care

Authors: Bronstein, R.; DeHaven, K.; Maloney, M.; Sebastianelli, W.; Cosgarea, A.; Black, K.;

Publisher: Contributing Author 2001

Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine (1998)

Chapter: Medical aspects of athletic knee injuries.

Authors: Bronstein, R.; DeHaven, K.

Publisher: Stamford, Appleton, and Lange 1998

The Lower Extremity and Spine in Sports Medicine (1995)

Chapter: Injuries to the menisci of the knee.

Authors: DeHaven, K.; Bronstein, R.

Publisher: Mosby, St. Louis 1995

Current Therapy in Sports Medicine (1995)

Chapter: Arthroscopically assisted reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament using patellar tendon autograft.

Authors: Bronstein, R.; DeHaven, K.

Publisher: Mosby, St. Louis 1995

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.4 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.6 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Bronstein was thorough and he suggested a treatment that seemed appropriate for my condition at the time. I asked if I need further imaging of my left shoulder (MRI) and he didn't feel it was necessary. He suggested a cortisone injection which I agreed to and which has seemed to help some with my range of motion. I am still continuing my physical therapy

Mar 24, 2024

4.2 stars

My first visit wasn't great but I've seen him at least 3 since that including this visit, he has been great. [...].

Dec 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent doctor.

Dec 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr B explained my condition in detail and was easy to understand, and he answered my questions thoroughly.

Nov 25, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent staff. Doctor listened to all kinds of questions & answered effectively & diligently.

Nov 21, 2023

1.0 stars

Dr. Bronstein was rude and callous. He did not greet me. Introduce himself to me. Or interact with me. [...]

Oct 18, 2023

1.0 stars

[...] he spent less than three minutes with me. He didn't listen to me [...] He genuinely acted like I was a waste of his time.

Sep 22, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Bronstein was great. He walked me through everything. From x-rays to my condition. To telling me my options for Injury. Very professional!

Sep 13, 2023

5.0 stars

Very thorough explanation of condition , options and answered all questions . Great counseling for present snd future care decisions .

Aug 25, 2023

3.0 stars

Average

Jul 02, 2023

5.0

This was our first visit with Dr. Bronstein and we liked him very much. He was very helpful and caring for our special needs and [...] injury and upcoming lacrosse tournaments out of state.

Jun 29, 2023

1.0

This provider entered the room , did not introduce himself , shake my hand , absolutely nothing. Sat down , swiped his card to get into computer and asked " what brings you here ". No knowledge of my history , previous visits with Dr. Goldblatt prior to his passing. [...] He proceeded to stand up and said " you have been dealing with this for 10 years what's the urgency all of a sudden ". I am very upset about his demeanor , bedside manner , lack of caring or concern for my pain and quality of life. I will never ever see this provider again and will be sure no family members do either. He instructed me where check out was. He was not even in room with me for 6Minutes. I timed it and wish I tapeRecorded it but did know he would be this unprofessional. [...] I did notEven have a chance to ask myList of questions in regards to ultrasound therapy , anti inflammatory dosing or what I can do for my quality of life. [...]

Jun 25, 2023

1.5

Total time I was in with the Dr. Was about 7 minutes or so. Never discussed my feelings or potential options outside of surgery recovery time and how soon to have it.

Jun 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bronstein has taken care of several of my family members. All were very pleased with their outcomes.

May 30, 2023

1.0

He's the worst Dr I've ever seen. I spent over $500 only for my issue to become worse. He has zero bedside manner. If he knew he couldn't help me he should have said that 2 months ago and not dragged me along and spending all this money for no reason and to send me elsewhere.[...]

Apr 29, 2023

2.6

The provider did not take into consideration what I thought would help with an issue I was having. It seemed as though he was in rush and only concern was to leave the room.

Mar 31, 2023

5.0

Excellent

Mar 08, 2023

4.6

At times (not this past visit but prior visits) Dr. Bronstein was short with responding concerns.

Jan 30, 2023

5.0

Very pleased

Jan 24, 2023

3.0

I have no course of action moving forward. I continue to have pain in my right knee,groin and thigh that prevents me form sleeping. No explanation was provided for my groin and thigh pain.

Jan 23, 2023

1.4

Provider was cold, rude, harsh, did not answer questions or show concern. Came across as very annoyed by me. Very bad experience.

Nov 03, 2022

1.8

Dr. Bronstein is set in his ways, doesn't have good bedside manners [...] Doesn't explain well his decision making. Always seems irritated

Oct 26, 2022

1.4

Was not concerned with my concerns. Just indicated I shouldn't run. [...]

Jul 21, 2022

2.2

This was the first time I met this provider. He did not introduce himself to me, he had very little to no interest in what I had to say. [...]

Jul 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bronstein did an amazing job with my surgery. My recovery has gone well and my knee function is returning to normal very well and faster than I expected.

Jun 20, 2022

1.4

Excellent surgeon. [...]

Jun 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bronstein explained very well and clearly the injury in my left knee that he is going to repair via surgery. He was clear, thorough and very patient. I would recommend himTo anyone needed knee surgery.

May 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bronstein is a phenomenal dr. He is the best at what he does.

Apr 25, 2022

5.0

No doubt the best in the area

Apr 22, 2022

3.0

Didn't feel that he cares

Apr 13, 2022

2.6

[...] I felt that I was just another patient in line that Dr. Bronstein was rotating through with no real effort on his part to connect with me. My appointment was at the end of the day, so I'm sure this didn't help the situation, but the last patient should be afforded the same attention as the last patient.

Apr 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bronstein was great throughout the total process. Could not have had a better experience.

Apr 09, 2022

2.6

I felt as though I was wasting his time.[...]

Mar 11, 2022

1.0

[...] He appeared to be agitated, rushed and standoffish the second he entered my room. I would never recommend him to anyone [...].

Feb 02, 2022