Dr. Austin Fragomen III, MD

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Age 47
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Dr. Austin Fragomen III, MD
Dr. Austin Fragomen III, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Fragomen III is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

535 E 70th St

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Austin Fragomen III, MD

Dr. Austin Fragomen III, MD

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Austin Fragomen attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. He excelled through a very hands-on surgical internship at Montefiore and Jacobi medical centers in the Bronx. He launched into his orthopaedic residency training program, under John R. Denton, MD, at the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center. As chief resident he took a strong interest in fracture care, limb reconstruction, and joint preservation surgery. He then relocated to San Francisco, California to dedicate himself to learning advanced techniques in surgery the of shoulder and knee with pioneer and innovator Eugene M. Wolf, MD. He returned to New York's Hospital for Special Surgery to become their first fellow in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Surgery. He has presented his clinical and biomechanical research at medical meetings and has authored and editted articles for various Orthopaedic journals and text books.
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Dr. Fragomen III's Experience

Dr. Fragomen III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Blount's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Bowed Legs
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dwarfism, Short-Limb - Absent Fibulas - Very Short Digits
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knock Knees
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Ollier Disease
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA Alumni, 2012
  • Featured in New York magazine, "Best Doctors in New York", 2009
  • Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2011
  • Wounded Warriors Project Commendation, 2007
Media & Publications
  • “Proximal Tibial Osteotomy for Medial Compartment osteoarthritis of the Knee Using the Ilizarov Taylor Spatial Frame”, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic reconstruction of the acromioclavicular joint”., 2004
  • Seah KT, Shafi R, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Is Internal Fixation Better than External? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print],
  • Khakharia S, Bigman D, Fragomen AT, Pavlov H, Rozbruch SR. Comparison of PACS and hard-copy 51-inch radiographs for measuring leg length and deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jan;469(1):244-50. Epub 2010 Jul 13.,
  • Painless Reduction of Acute Anterior Shoulder Dislocations without Anesthesia., 2004
  • Gantsoudes GD, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Intraoperative measurement of mounting parameters for the Taylor Spatial Frame. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Apr;24(4):258-62.,
  • Rozbruch SR, Segal K, Ilizarov S, Fragomen AT, Ilizarov G. Does the Taylor Spatial Frame accurately correct tibial deformities? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1352-61. Epub 2009 Nov 13.,
  • “Arthroscopic coracoacromial ligament reconstruction for acromioclavicular joint separations”, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Fragomen III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fragomen III to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Fragomen III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Spring, TX |
Best doctor EVER!
in Hauppauge, NY |
Dr Fragomen is not only a top notch doctor, he is caring, easy to talk to, very good at explaining your medical condition and treatment options. I feel lucky to have found him for my ankle and leg lenghthening procedures.
in Cromwell, CT |
I have very complicated tibial situation after bad fracture and infection situation. I came to see doctor on behalf of reconstruction of tibial plateau with knee replacement as well. I was waiting over 2.5 hrs in his waiting room, I was asking tons of not necessary questions by very busy nurse who pretty often ran out of my exam room for 20 or more min, then I was asked questions by young fellow doc who obviously barely has any experience. After 40 min sitting in the exam room I finally met doc
Manorville,, NY |
Smart, kind, patient, would never consider going to anyone else if ever needed what he's done for my husband is just beyond amazing. The staff at his office are a wonderful caring group.
Dr. Fragomen has exceeded all expectations with respect to the care of our granddaughter, Eleanor. He saw her on short notice for the first appointment, scheduled her surgery shortly thereafter, and has been a warm, positive, unhurried presence at all appointments.
Wantagh, NY |
Dr. Fragomen gave me my life back. I suffered thru 2 failed surgeries w/ another surgeon - thought hope was lost. I could no longer care for my small children. Now, 3 months post-op, & I am happy, hopeful, and pain free. Dr. Fragomen is the most personable understanding surgeon I've had, and he certainly explains things in ways I could understand. The office staff, nurse, and supportive surgeons treated me wonderfully. I love that he sees patients in uniondale office as well.
ny,ny |
Great. He saved my leg from amputation!
in Albany, NY |
I spent 2 years walking on a broken leg, never healed started bowing causing significant pain. No doc. would touch my leg due to the type of accident/injury and potential infection. We made an appointment and on my 55th birthday we heard the words Of course we can fix the issue and you should recover 100%. He was clear, concise, straightforward, compassionate and After 6 grueling months I am back, Active and happy. My family and I are thankful for the Doc. his office staff - EXCELLENT!!!!
in New York, NY |
Amazing Doctor! Highly recommend! He's a genius...sweet and did an amazing job! Thank you!
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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
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