Dr. David Abrutyn, MD

Dr. David Abrutyn, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. David Abrutyn, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Bridgewater, NJ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

215 Union Ave Ste B

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Contact Information

(908) 685-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Joint Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Abrutyn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abrutyn "Dr. Abrutyn is Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club and Immaculata High School Athletics in Somerville. He is Former Team Physician for Sky Blue Football Club (FC) New Jersey Women's Professional Soccer Team. He is a recipient of the Arthroscopy Association of North America Resident Fellow Basic Science Essay Award and Long Island Jewish Medical Center Resident of the Year Award. Dr. Abrutyn has earned the MDx Medical, Inc. Patient's Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award and Inside NJ and Healthy Living Top Doctor Award. Former captain of his high school varsity basketball team, baseball team, and soccer team, Dr. Abrutyn understands the importance of prevention as well as expert orthopedic diagnosis and treatment. He notes, "As long as I can remember I wanted to be a doctor. My interest in orthopedics sparked when I tore my ACL in high school and benefited from outstanding treatment that made it possible for me to eventually run the New York Marathon and continue playing basketball. My passion for athletics, fitness, and medicine made orthopedic surgery a natural and gratifying career choice." Dr. Abrutyn adds, "In addition to helping establish realistic expectations, educating my patients about their conditions and treatment options allows them to partner with me to achieve the best possible outcomes." When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Abrutyn enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, spinning, and working out."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abrutyn "Utilizing the most highly advanced technologies, we provide both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for injuries and illnesses that damage muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissue that make up the musculoskeletal system. We also offer guidance and education, from diagnosis through follow-up, to enable patients to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Knowing that you may be anxious about your visit, we strive to give you the most positive healthcare experience. From the moment you enter our door, you will feel instantly at ease. Our warm and personable front-desk staff will greet you and answer all your appointment, billing and insurance questions. And our beautiful, state-of-the-art office will keep you comfortable while you wait to see our specialists in a timely manner."


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  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • 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
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Southern California Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient Choice Award, 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Abrutyn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abrutyn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abrutyn to family and friends
based on 106 total reviews (49 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (106)

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Dr. Abrutyn's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (49)

Had surgery on my ruptured patellar tendon and Dr. Abrutyn and his staff were extremely helpful and hospitable. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for an orthopedic surgeon. Ashley is very personable and deserves a raise for her kindness she's awesome.
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in Middlesex, NJ
I highly recommend Dr. Abrutyn and his medical team. He did a great job on my bicep tendon tear.
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in Somerset
I recently had arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Dr. Abrutyn did an excellent job. Very clean portal incisions look to be healing up nicely, the staff was nice and informative, and most major pain was over the same day I was able to remove the surgical dressing. The only thing I'd like to note is that...more
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in Bound Brook, NJ
Dr. Abrutyn is a FABULOUS surgeon! I had a complex rotator cuff repair and I received the finest care from him, his PA and his staff. He explained everything which made me very comfortable. On the day of the surgery, he called me later that evening to see how I was doing. The recovery from this...more
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in Garwood, NJ
Dr. Abrutyn is remarkable! He repaired my rotator cuff and performed a bankart repair to my shoulder. He explained everything thoroughly before and after my surgery, as well as answered all the questions that I had. I am very pleased that my shoulder is healing quite nicely! He is professional,...more
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