Dr. Russell Cohen, MD
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Dr. Russell Cohen, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

General Orthopaedics-Minimally Invasive TEchniques in Joint Replacement


Dr. Russell Cohen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Tucson Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (9)
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Cohen is the standard from which all other orthopedic surgeons should be measured. I had a left knee replacement four years ago and had no trouble after the surgery or later. 2 weeks ago I had my right hip replaced and no pain or problems from it. Dr Cohen is on time, quick (as he does many hip and knee replacements), and thorough (checking my recovery). I would recommend him to my children. I asked my primary care physician which surgeon he would send his family to, he said Dr Cohen!
in Tucson, AZ |
I have had 2 surgeries (hip replacements) performed by Dr. Cohen, most recently in January 2017. Both were without any complications, and in both instances I was back out hiking within a month, swimming in 2 weeks, dancing, exercising, etc. Dr. Cohen is an incredible surgeon, and a very kind physician. Being as busy as he is, he nevertheless took the time to call me after my surgery to see how I was doing. Utterly professional, direct answers to questions, and fabulous surgeon.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Cohen is not only a fine surgeon, he is also a personable physician. I found all aspects of his practice and his associates and hospital staff to be caring and professional. My recovery after having total hip replacements has been without complication. Following replacement of both hips sixteen months ago I have recently walked to the top of Sabino Canyon and back and climbed to over 3,600 feet in Saguaro East.
in Tucson, AZ |
He is extremely caring, dedicated and will explain with clarity, details that patient and family member/members can comprehend. His bedside manner is professional, courteous and compassionate. His staff is courteous, professional and show a willingness to help whenever necessary. We are grateful to have Dr. Cohen as our Orthopedic Surgeon!
in Tucson, AZ |
Recently I had both knees replaced by Dr. Cohen. He put my mind at ease about the surgery, we did get a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic, and he was correct in every detail. His vast experience in knee replacement surgery paid off with zero post surgical issues.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Cohen performed 3 separate replacement surgeries for me--both knees and my left hip. The results were excellent. He answered all my many questions and helped alleviate my concerns about having such surgeries. I spoke to many healthcare professionals about him before meeting with him and all indicated he was the surgeon they would go to if in need of knee or hip replacement surgery. This included a prominent orthopedic surgeon in California..
in Tucson, AZ |
I found the progess of having a knee Arthroplasty so well organized that my trepidations I had when I arrived on the morning of surgery completely vanished. This atmmosphere continued for the two days I was there which included the nurses, therapy people and aids.
in Tucson, AZ |
Most arrogant ,condescending physician ,I have ever met!
in Texas |
Excellent results, very professional staff including hospital staff.
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Dr. Cohen's Care Philosophy

General Orthopaedics-Minimally Invasive TEchniques in Joint Replacement

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Arizona College Med

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Med Center

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate