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Dr. Michael Rubinstein, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Rubinstein

Fullerton Orthopaedics

680 Langsdorf Dr Ste 103 Fullerton, CA 92831

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Dr. Michael Rubinstein, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(714) 879-0050

Dr. Rubinstein accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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Dr. Rubinstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rubinstein treats Shoulder Disorders more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Rubinstein treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rubinstein treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rubinstein treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rubinstein treats Knee Sprain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Rubinstein treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Rubinstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee 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
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Rubinstein, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1988
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Lennox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Lennox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
New York Medical College
Medical School
1978
Harvard
Undergraduate School
1988
1987
1983
1982
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Rubinstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rubinstein

4.3

Based on 53 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
16.9811320754717%
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Dr. Rubinstein fixed two trigger fingers for me 3 months ago still can not bend them and still sore. He was very unfriendly and I never saw him before surgery and when I went back for post op he never came into the room. Very unpleased with his work and would not recommend him to any one.
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The doc removed a large non-cancerous tumor from the end of my middle finger, requiring 12 stitches. Unbelievably, I never had any pain and 4 weeks later I cannot see the incision. Now this is a doctor!
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Dr. Rubinstein is one of the best surgeons for shoulder repair. Extremely thorough and caring. Also very knowledgeable and is able to convey his message well to the patient. He has completed two different rotator cuff repairs for me over the last 12 years and I am happy with his work
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I was very upset with Dr Rubinstein staff my Son wrist has problem I drove all the way to the office they said doctor not here today they never called me I was so mad they even had the wrong name for my son so I rescheduled they cancelled a second time after the third cancellation from CC I was done and my Son was done this is not about Dr Rubinstein never was able to meet him the best staff member is Pamalla!
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In September 2016 I fell and shattered my left elbow. It took Dr. Rubinstein 4 1/2 hours to put my arm back together. At first he thought I was going to need a total elbow replacement but through his experience and expertise he was able to take all the shattered pieces and put me back together with plates and bolts. I I highly recommend Dr. Rubinstein.dr. Rubinstein's PA, Linda is also awesome.
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He is an excellent doctor!
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11 Years ago I fell from a collapsed ladder and broke both arms and elbows. My left arm was severe with 12 breaks in my forearms and 4 breaks in my elbow. Dr. Rubinstein put Humpty Dumpty back together again with the aid of his skill, knowledge and titanium. While it took time and great physical therapy, and months of work made my complete recovery possible so that I was able to catch and land tuna over 250 pounds. He has continued to follow up and made corrections when necessary. A+ Physician.
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He is a great doctor, his staff on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired, for some reason they DO NOT return calls, the phone operators jus route you call to unattended voice mailboxes where you are asked to leave messages and then they never return any of your calls, I left 7 messages for Linda Luong in box mail for guy named Enrique because I had hand surgery and Dr. Rubinstein order a custom splint made for me, I have tried and tried to get a hold of Linda but never got a call back...
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I have been a patient of Dr. Rubenstein's on and off for a few years. He has done two of my carpal tunnel surgeries with the same year of each other. He was professional, brought humor to the situation and is an incredible surgeon. The techniques he uses to minimize scarring is amazing and the results were great too. I have had zero issues since surgery and would recommend him to anyone in need of surgery.
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Dr. Rubenstein, a very skilled and competent surgeon, rebuilt my right shoulder in 2014. Following a very difficult surgery 1.5 yrs of PT, I have complete mobility in my right shoulder. Recently, I severely damaged my left shoulder, Dr. R. performed arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder just before Xmas. I have experienced fantastic results with minimal discomfort. I was back to limited work in 1.5 weeks. Began physical therapy after 2 weeks! Dr. Rubenstein is definitely worth the wait!
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Unfortunatley after 2 shoulder surgeries, my shoulder is still not functioning properly. 1st surgery was July 29th - 2nd surgery August 31st - Rubinstein wants to do a 3rd.? Seeking a 2nd opinion, Doctor found out the shoulder ball was placed in the wrong direction, no wonder shoulder kept on coming out. (3 times) PA was dismissive and never wanted to do an X-ray when shoulder was out. Office is ran very poorly and wait time is forever. Very sad we had so much confidence in him but not any more
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Left humerus pathological fracture repair. Excellent results and no problems at all with incision healing. Very good followup care.
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I needed a total shoulder replacement and Doctor did a great job. I just recently had the operation and I am experiencing little pain and the movement of my shoulder is coming along just fine. My arm felt broken all the time and I couldn't sleep anymore due to arthritic pain. I am so glad Dr. Rubinstein did my shoulder and got me everything I needed to recover. He is an amazing surgeon.
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Dr. Rubinstein identified my shoulder issue through examination before any x-rays or other tests were conducted. The severity of the injury was supported by x-rays and an MRI. He is a true expert in his field and has an excellent bedside manner.
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