Dr. Abdeen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and Chief of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Abdeen specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery and has expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and innovative technologies including partial knee replacement and Direct Anterior Approach total hip replacement. Dr. Abdeen delivers personalized care for her patients with a focus on restoring physical function and improving quality of life after surgery. Her research focus is on innovations to improve outcomes following hip and knee replacement surgery.
As Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Dr. Abdeen practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from 2008-2021. During this time Dr. Abdeen served as the Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In this role, she implemented methodologies to optimize the quality of care delivered to her own patients and in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a whole. Practice locations during this time include New England Baptist Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston and Beth Israel Needham. Dr. Abdeen recently moved her surgical practice to Boston Medical Center in January 2022.
Her clinical expertise includes: total hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, Direct Anterior Approach total hip replacement, complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery, and partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement. She commonly cares for: hip arthritis (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis), knee arthritis (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis), post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee (due to fractures or injury of the hip or knee), hip dysplasia, osteonecrosis/Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip or knee, painful or failed prior total hip and knee joint replacement (due to prosthetic wear, loosening, fracture, stiffness, infection), and hip fractures.
- McMaster University, MD
- McGill University, BS
- Published on 4/7/2022
Dillon ST, Otu HH, Ngo LH, Fong TG, Vasunilashorn SM, Xie Z, Kunze LJ, Vlassakov KV, Abdeen A, Lange JK, Earp BE, Cooper ZR, Schmitt EM, Arnold SE, Hshieh TT, Jones RN, Inouye SK, Marcantonio ER, Libermann TA. Patterns and Persistence of Perioperative Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid Neuroinflammatory Protein Biomarkers After Elective Orthopedic Surgery Using SOMAscan. Anesth Analg. 2022 Apr 07. PMID: 35389379.
- Published on 3/25/2022
Abdeen A, Monárrez R, Drew JM, Kennedy KF. Use of a Smart-Phone Mobile Application is Associated With Improved Compliance and Reduced Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee. J Arthroplasty. 2022 08; 37(8):1534-1540. PMID: 35341922.
- Published on 3/16/2022
Recommendations from the ICM-VTE: Hip & Knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 03 16; 104(Suppl 1):180-231. PMID: 35315610.
- Published on 1/18/2022
Abdeen A, Della Valle CJ, Kendoff D, Chen AF. The Paradox of Prosthetic Joint Infection and the Microbiome: Are Some Bacteria Actually Helpful? Arthroplast Today. 2022 Feb; 13:116-119. PMID: 35106346.
- Published on 8/20/2021
Lindsey MH, Mortensen S, Xu H, McNichol M, Abdeen A. The Role of Acupuncture in Postoperative Pain Management of Patients Undergoing Knee Arthroplasty Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JBJS Rev. 2021 08 20; 9(8). PMID: 34415872.
- Published on 7/29/2021
Hayden BL, Varady NH, Abdeen A, Lozano-Calderon SA, Chen AF, Ready JE. No Difference Between Hemiarthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Pathologic Femoral Neck Fractures. J Arthroplasty. 2021 Nov; 36(11):3662-3666. PMID: 34419316.
- Published on 6/1/2021
Olson JJ, Schwab PE, Jackson J, Lange JK, Bedair HS, Abdeen A. HIV-Positive Patients Are at Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism After Total Joint Replacement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun 01; 29(11):479-485. PMID: 33252548.
- Published on 5/21/2021
Jones RN, Tommet D, Steingrimsson J, Racine AM, Fong TG, Gou Y, Hshieh TT, Metzger ED, Schmitt EM, Tabloski PA, Travison TG, Vasunilashorn SM, Abdeen A, Earp B, Kunze L, Lange J, Vlassakov K, Dickerson BC, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Development and internal validation of a predictive model of cognitive decline 36 months following elective surgery. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2021; 13(1):e12201. PMID: 34046520.
- Published on 5/1/2021
Gou RY, Hshieh TT, Marcantonio ER, Cooper Z, Jones RN, Travison TG, Fong TG, Abdeen A, Lange J, Earp B, Schmitt EM, Leslie DL, Inouye SK. One-Year Medicare Costs Associated With Delirium in Older Patients Undergoing Major Elective Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2021 05 01; 156(5):430-442. PMID: 33625501.
- Published on 1/1/2021
Abdeen, A. AAOS Now. Do we need to worry about methyl methacrylate exposure?. 2021; 21.
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