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HSS Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Behrens

Steve B. Behrens, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle, Trauma, Sports Medicine
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HSS Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Behrens

Steve B. Behrens, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle, Trauma, Sports Medicine
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Dr. Steve Behrens is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with triple fellowship training in orthopedic foot and ankle, trauma and sports medicine. He specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle, traumatic injuries to the lower extremities and sports-related conditions.

Dr. Behrens earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated summa cum laude. He completed his medical training at Ross University School of Medicine, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency and trauma fellowship at Brown University, one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast. He then completed a second fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he provided care to recreational and competitive athletes and assisted the medical staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the University of Pittsburgh. Finally, he completed a third fellowship in foot and ankle at OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute with mentorship from leaders in the field at one of the highest-regarded orthopedic practices in the United States.

Dr. Behrens has received several grants for his orthopedic research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research has been presented at national and international meetings in orthopedic surgery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

Dr. Behrens' goal is to provide a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for each patient, and he believes patient education is of paramount importance throughout the process. Utilizing his extensive orthopedic training, the latest surgical techniques, and the current research available, Dr. Behrens strives to provide the best possible medical care for his patients.

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Special Expertise

Sports
Athletic injuries foot/ankle
Foot/ankle sports medicine/arthroscopy
Cartilage preservation
Osteochondral lesion (OCD) treatment
Ligament repair
Ankle instability
Achilles tendonitis and injuries
Turf toe injuries

Trauma
Sprains, strains, and acute fracture care foot/ankle
Post-traumatic foot/ankle reconstruction
Avascular necrosis (AVN)
Post-traumatic foot/ankle arthritis treatment
Stress fracture foot/ankle treatment

Arthritis
Ankle replacement
Ankle fusion
Foot (midfoot/hindfoot) fusions

Arch conditions
Flatfoot correction
High-arched feet (cavovarus) correction

Foot/ankle and lower extremity (tibia) deformity correction
Limb Salvage
Limb Lengthening
Spatial Frame (Ilizarov)

Paralytic conditions/drop foot/deformity
Tendon transfers
Reconstruction

Forefoot reconstruction
Hallux rigidus (great toe arthritis)
Bunion correction
Hammertoe correction
Metatarsalgia
Neuroma
Rheumatoid forefoot correction

Congenital foot/ankle correction

Charcot foot/ankle treatment

Awards

Resident of the Year, 2007 
Albert Einstein Rudin Scholar, 2003
Cornell University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Honor Society, 2000
Award for Academic Excellence in Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 2000
Commencement Address, Cornell University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 2000

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Languages

English

Insurance Information


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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of October 29, 2018, Dr. Behrens reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Behrens in the News

Education

Ross University School of Medicine, 2006

Internship

General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University/Lankenau Medical Center, PA, 2007

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, RI, 2011

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle, OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute, NC, 2018
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, PA, 2013
Orthopaedic Trauma, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, RI, 2012

Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), 2017

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books by Dr. Behrens

Salzler MJ, Behrens SB, Bradley JP. "Post-Surgical Rehabilitation after Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsion." In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Reider B., Eds.; Elsevier: Philadelphia, 2015; 810-8.

Behrens SB, Kudsi OY, Kuntz CL. "Shortness of Breath." In Surgery: A Compentency-Based Companion. Mann, BD., Eds.; Saunders: Philadelphia, 2009; 338-47.

Selected Publications

Behrens SB, Bemenderfer TB, Schipper, ON, Anderson, RB, Davis, WH. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Revision Total Ankle Arthroplasty Using an Intramedullary-Referencing Implant. Pending publication.

Ward, PJ, Behrens SB, Anderson, RB, Ellington, JK, Davis, WH, Jones, CP, Cohen, BE. What Is the Rate of Recurrence of Peroneal Groove Deepening for Subluxation/Dislocation. Pending publication.

Li A, Deren ME, Behrens SB, Tybor DJ, Salzler, MJ. Inpatient Knee Arthroscopies in the United States Declined from 1993-2013 while Complication Rates Rose. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Pending publication.

Deren ME, Ehteshami JR, Dines JS, Drakos MC, Behrens SB, Doty S, Coleman, SH. Simvastatin Exposure and Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rat Model. Orthopedics. Mar 2017; 40(2):e288-e292.

Babu J, Shalvoy RM, Behrens SB. Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal Injury. Rhode Island Medical Journal. Oct 2016; 99(10):27-30.

Deren ME, Huleatt J, Winkler MF, Rubin LE, Salzler MJ, Behrens SB. Assessment and Treatment of Malnutrition in Orthopaedic Surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews. Sep 2014; 2(9):e1.

Drakos MC, Behrens SB, Paller D, Murphy C, DiGiovanni CW. Biomechanical Comparison of an Open Versus Arthroscopic Approach for the Treatment of Lateral Ankle Instability. Foot & Ankle International. Aug 2014; 35(8):809-15.

Behrens SB, Lee BJ, Paller D, Hoffman E, Heard WMR, Monchik KO, Fadale PD. Mechanical Properties of Revision ACL Reconstruction. The Journal of Knee Surgery. Apr 2014; 27(2):119-23.

Deren ME, Behrens SB, Vopat BG, Blaine TA. Posterior Sternoclavicular Dislocations: A Brief Review and Technique for Closed Management of a Rare but Serious Injury. Orthopedic Reviews. Mar 2014; 6(1):10-14.

Drakos M, Behrens S, Mulcahey MK, Paller D, DiGiovanni, C. Proximity of Arthroscopic Ankle Stabilization Procedures to Surrounding Structures: An Anatomic Study. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Jun 2013; 29(6):1089-94.

Behrens SB, Drakos M, Lee BJ, Paller DJ, Hoffman E, Koruprolu S, DiGiovanni CW. Biomechanical Analysis of Brostrom Versus Brostrom-Gould Lateral Ankle Instability Repairs. Foot & Ankle International. Apr 2013; 34(4):587-92.

Heard WMR, Paller DJ, Christino MA, Behrens SB, Biercevicz A, Fadale PD, Monchik KO. Effect of Insertion of a Single Interference Screw on the Mechanical Properties of Porcine Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Grafts. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Apr 2013; 42(4):168-72.

Behrens SB, Deren ME, Matson A, Fadale PD, Monchik KO. Stress Fractures of the Pelvis and Legs in Athletes: A Review. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Mar/Apr 2013; 5(2):165-174.

Behrens SB, Deren ME, Monchik KO. A Review of Bone Growth Stimulation for Fracture Treatment. Current Orthopaedic Practice. Jan/Feb 2013; 24(1):84-91.

Behrens SB, Deren ME, Matson AP, Bruce B, Green A. A Review of Modern Management of Lateral Epicondylitis. The Physician and Sports Medicine. May 2012; 40(2):34-40.

Behrens SB, Bruce G, Zonno AJ, Paller D, Green A. Initial Fixation Strength of Transosseous- Equivalent Suture Bridge Rotator Cuff Repair Is Comparable to Transosseous Repair. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jan 2012; 40(1):133-140.

Hoffman E, Paller, D, Koruprolu S, Drakos M, Behrens SB, Crisco J, DiGiovanni CW. Accuracy of Plain Radiographs Versus 3D Analysis of Ankle Stress Test. Foot & Ankle International. Oct 2011; 32(10):994-999.

Behrens SB, Deren ME, Blaine TA. A Case of Bilateral Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: An Internal Comparison of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Versus Arthroscopic Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) Release in the Same Patient. Orthopedics. Apr 2011; 34(4):314.

Behrens SB, Compas J, Deren ME, Drakos M. Internal Impingement: A Review on a Common Cause of Shoulder Pain in Throwers. The Physician and Sports Medicine. Jun 2010; 38(2):11-18.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Behrens SB, Bemenderfer TB, Schipper, ON, Anderson, RB, Davis, WH. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Revision Total Ankle Arthroplasty Using an Intramedullary-Referencing Implant. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Jul 2018.

Ward, PJ, Behrens SB, Anderson, RB, Ellington, JK, Davis, WH, Jones, CP, Cohen, BE. What Is the Rate of Recurrence of Peroneal Groove Deepening for Subluxation/Dislocation. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Jul 2018.

Bruce GB, Lee BJ, Behrens SB, Blaine TA, Green A. Early Complications in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Feb 2012. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2011 Closed Meeting, Oct 2011.

Drakos M, Behrens SB, Paller DJ, Hoffman E, Koruprolu S, DiGiovanni, CW. A Biomechanical Analysis of Arthroscopic Versus Open Lateral Ligament Stabilization Procedures of the Ankle. International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies, 4th Triennial Meeting, Nara, Japan, Sept 2011 (*e-mail meeting held secondary to earthquake). American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Summer Meeting, Keystone, CO, Jul 2011. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jul 2011. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2011.

Behrens SB, Drakos M, Lee BJ, Paller DJ, Hoffman E, Koruprolu S, DiGiovanni CW. A Biomechanical Analysis of Brostrom Versus Brostrom-Gould Lateral Ankle Instability Repairs. International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies, 4th Triennial Meeting, Nara, Japan, Sept 2011 (*e-mail meeting held secondary to earthquake). American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Summer Meeting, Keystone, CO, Jul 2011. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jul 2011.

Drakos M, Behrens S, Mulcahey MK, Paller D, DiGiovanni, C. Anatomic Safe Zone for Placement of Suture Anchors in Arthroscopic Repairs for Chronic Ankle Instability. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Summer Meeting, Keystone, CO, Jul 2011. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jul 2011. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2011.

Hoffman E, Paller, D, Koruprolu S, Drakos M, Behrens S, Crisco J, DiGiovanni C. 3D Analysis of Ankle Stress Testing: How Accurate are Radiographs? American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Annual Summer Meeting, Keystone, CO, Jul 2011. Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Jan 2011.

Behrens SB, Paller D, Hoffman E, Heard W, Villarreal R, Fadale P, Monchik K. Insertion Torque and Load in a Biocomposite Interference Screw ACL Repair Model. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2011.

Zonno AJ, Behrens SB, Bruce BG, Paller DJ, Green A. Transosseous Equivalent Rotator Cuff Repair: Biomechanical Evaluation of Initial Fixation Strength. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2011.

Heard WMR, Villarreal R, Behrens SB, Paller DJ, Monchik KO, Fadale PD. Influence of Laceration and Interference Screw Fixation on Tensile Strength of Soft-Tissue ACL Grafts. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2011.

Behrens SB, Paller DJ, Heard WMR, Villarreal R, Hoffman E, Fadale PD, Monchik K. Mechanical Properties of Soft Tissue Graft with Biocomposite Interference Screw Fixation Following ACL Revision. Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Jan 2011.

Research Interests

  • Fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle, (i.e., cartilage, ligament, tendon)
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle instability
  • Achilles injuries
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Outcomes research