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Aleksey Dvorzhinskiy, MD, MSc

Trauma

About Dr. Dvorzhinskiy

Dr. Aleksey Dvorzhinskiy is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of fractures in the arms, legs, pelvis, and acetabulum. He has surgical expertise in complex fractures, deformity correction, infection, as well as malunions and non-unions (poorly healed or non-healed fractures). Dr. Dvorzhinskiy prioritizes delivering individualized patient care using modern research and surgical techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. He also strongly believes in nonoperative treatment when appropriate.

Dr. Dvorzhinskiy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship to pursue research related to bacterial infection. For medical school, he attended Cornell University and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. During the final year of his residency, he was the Chair of the hospital’s House Staff Quality and Safety Committee, where he oversaw operational initiatives focused on improving patient safety. At this time, he also received a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research from Cornell University. He completed a yearlong fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center – University of Washington which focused on the treatment of severe injuries, polytraumatized patients, and the complications of fractures (nonunion, malunion, and infection). 

Dr. Dvorzhinskiy is passionate about improving clinical outcomes through research in the field of orthopedic trauma. He has been awarded research grants from internal funding sources within HSS and external organizations such as the Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma. He has presented his research at numerous national and international research meetings and has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA).
 

Departments

Special Expertise

Complex fractures and dislocations
Fractures of the upper extremity (clavicle, shoulder, upper arm, humerus, elbow, forearm, radius, ulna, olecranon, etc.)
Fractures of the lower extremity (hip, femur, thigh, knee, patella, tibial plateau, tibia, fibula, ankle, foot, calcaneus, talus, etc.)
Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
Nonunions (unhealed fractures with or without previous surgery)
Malunions (poorly healed or crooked fractures, with or without previous surgery)
Infections associated with fractures
Osteomyelitis (infections of bone)

Procedures

Fracture fixation
Open reduction internal fixation of fractures
External fixation
Internal fixation
Intramedullary nailing
Nonunion repair
Malunion repair
Taylor Spatial Frame
Ilizarov
Osteotomy
Fusions

Patient Stories

Insurance


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Credentials

Appointments

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

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Board Eligible

Awards

T. Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015
Dean's Research Award, 2015
Alpha Omega Alpha. 2014
Julian M. Bruner Award for Outstanding Poster at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, 2012
Phi Beta Kappa, 2009
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2009
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar, 2009

Education

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Internship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Fellowship

Harborview Medical Center Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Seattle, WA

State Licensure

Languages

English, Russian

Publications by Dr. Dvorzhinskiy

Selected Books/Chapters

Unnanuntana, A, Dvorzhinskiy, A, Rebolledo, BJ, Doyle, SM, Andreopoulou, P Lane, JM. The Role of Vitamin D in Orthopaedic Surgery. In: Feldman, D, Pike JW, Adams, JS, ed. Vitamin D. Elsevier, 2017

Dvorzhinskiy A, Bostrom, MP. Options for Primary Hip Arthroplasty. In: Aaron R, ed. Diagnosis and Management of Hip Disease; Biological Bases of Clinical Care. New York: Springer; 2015.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Cross, MB. Non Arthroplasty Options for Hip Reconstruction. In: Mauffrey C, Hak, DJ, ed. Passport for the Orthopedic Boards and FRCS Examination. France: Springer-Verlag; 2015.

Selected Journal Articles

Dvorzhinskiy, A., Perino, G., Chojnowski, R., van der Meulen, M. C. H., Bostrom, M. P. G., and Yang, X.: Ceramic composite with gentamicin decreases persistent infection and increases bone formation in a rat model of debrided osteomyelitis, J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 283–293, 2021.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Zhang DT, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Cost Comparison of Tibial Distraction Osteogenesis Using External Lengthening and Then Nailing vs Internal Magnetic Lengthening Nails. Strateg Trauma Limb Reconstr 2021; 16 (1):14-19.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Gausden EB, Levack AE, Nwachukwu BU, Nguyen J, Gadinsky NE, Wellman DS, Lorich DG. The performance of PROMIS computer adaptive testing for patient-reported outcomes in hip fracture surgery: a pilot study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2021 Jan 2.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Fragomen A, Rozbruch, SR. The Economics of New Technology, Techniques in Orthopaedics: September 2020 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 233-236

LeBrun DG, Konnaris MA, Ghahramani GC, Premkumar A, DeFrancesco CJ, Gruskay JA, Dvorzhinskiy A, Sandhu MS, Goldwyn EM, Mendias CL, Ricci WM. Hip Fracture Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Early Results From New York. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug;34(8):403-410.

Gruskay JA, Dvorzhinskiy A, Konnaris MA, LeBrun DG, Ghahramani GC, Premkumar A, DeFrancesco CJ, Mendias CL, Ricci WM. Universal Testing for COVID-19 in Essential Orthopaedic Surgery Reveals a High Percentage of Asymptomatic Infections. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Aug 19;102(16):1379-1388.

Levack AE, Dvorzhinskiy A, Gausden EB, Garner MR, Warner SJ, Fabricant PD, Lorich DG. Sagittal ankle position does not affect axial CT measurements of the syndesmosis in a cadaveric model. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 May 27.

Levack AE, Gausden, EB, Dvorzhinskiy A, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. Novel Treatment Options for the Surgical Management of Young Femoral Neck Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jan;33 Suppl 1:S33-S37.

Bottlang M, Lorich DG, Dvorzhinskiy A, Gausden E, Slobogean GP, Schemitsch GW, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH. Biomechanics-Hot Topics Part I. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Mar;32 Suppl 1:S17-S20.

Yang X, Ricciardi BF, Dvorzhinskiy A, Brial C, Lane Z, Bhimani S, Burket JC, Hu B, Sarkisian AM, Ross FP, van der Meulen MC, Bostrom MP. Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone Enhances Cancellous Osseointegration of a Novel Murine Tibial Implant. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jul 1;97(13):1074-83.

Selected Presentations

Dvorzhinskiy A, Meyers K, Ricci W, Helfet D, Carli A, Bostrom M, Yang X, Wellman D. Optimizing the Disinfection of Devitalized Bone for Retained Use in Open Fractures: An in vitro Study. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Tampa, FL. October 2022.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Novak A, Walterscheid Z, Hebert-Davies, J. Outcomes of Operatively Treated Humeral Shaft Fractures With Respect to Surgical Approach. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Tampa, FL. October 2022.

Gausden, E, Levack A, Dvorzhinskiy A, Nwachukwu B, Sin D, Wellman D, Lorich D. Computerized Adaptive Testing for Patient-Reported Outcomes in Hip Fracture Surgery. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Orlando, FL. September 2018.

Levack A, Lazaro L, Gausden E, Christ A, Dvorzhinskiy A, Lorich D. Important Considerations in the treatment of Young Femoral Neck Fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Scientific Exhibit. New Orleans, LA. March 2018.

Minkowitz B, Sawyer A, Dvorzhinskiy A, Lane J. The Answer is Vitamin D! From Pediatric to Geriatric in Orthopaedics. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Lecture Course. San Diego, CA. March 2, 2017.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Perino G, Chojnowski R, van der Meulen M, Ross F, Bostrom M, and Yang X. CERAMENT Bone Void Filler Impregnated with Gentamicin Increases Bone Formation and Decreases the Rate of Detectable Infection after Debridement in a Rat Model of Osteomyelitis. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 29, 2015.

Yang, X, Dvorzhinskiy, A, Ricciardi, B, Brial, C, Choi, J, Johnson, A, Khokhar, S, Chojnowski, R, Ross, F, van der Meulen, M, and Bostrom, M. Post-implantation Intermittent PTH Enhances Cancellous Osseointegration in a Physiologically-Loaded Murine Tibial Implant. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 29, 2015.

Yang, X, Ricciardi, B, Dvorzhinskiy, A, Lane, Z, Bhimani, A, Sarkisian, A, Hu, B, Burket, J, Lin, T, van der Meulen, M, and Bostrom, M. Parathyroid hormone enhances osseointegration of a functionally-loaded mouse tibial implant. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2014.

Dvorzhinskiy, A., Madsen, R, McArthur, B, Andersson, G, Ross, F, Bostrom, M, and Fahlgren A. Fluid flow induced osteoclast differentiation is associated with alterations in genes regulating apoptosis, necrosis and osteoblast differentiation. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 12, 2012.

Dvorzhinskiy A, Kitay A, Grosso M., and Daluiski, A., Efficacy of conservative treatment for ulnar-sided wrist pain. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. September 6, 2012.

Research

Dr. Dvorzhinskiy's current research interests encompass three major areas, all of which are based in improving clinical outcomes after orthopaedic trauma surgery:

1. Decreasing the rate of infection in patients with open fractures
2. Treating bone infection through the utilization of novel resorbable cements
3. Improving the ability of providers to evaluate outcomes after orthopaedic trauma surgery

Industry Relationships

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 03, 2022, Dr. Dvorzhinskiy reported no 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.

 
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