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 where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University.
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 9/19/2023
Gibbs B, Paek S, Wojciechowski N, Wrenn S, Freccero DM, Abdeen A. A Comparison of the Caprini Score With an Institutional Risk Assessment Tool for Prediction of Venous Thromboembolism After Total Joint Arthroplasty at an Urban Tertiary Care Health Safety Net Hospital. Arthroplast Today. 2023 Oct; 23:101194. PMID: 37745953.
- Published on 9/1/2023
Monárrez R, Mohamadi A, Drew JM, Abdeen A. Mobile Application's Effect on Patient Satisfaction and Compliance in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2023 Sep 01; 7(9). PMID: 37678829.
- Published on 10/10/2022
Hshieh TT, Schmitt EM, Fong TG, Arnold S, Cavallari M, Dickerson BC, Dillon ST, Jones RN, Libermann TA, Marcantonio ER, Pascual-Leone A, Shafi MM, Touroutoglou A, Travison TG, Gou RY, Tommet D, Abdeen A, Earp B, Kunze L, Lange J, Vlassakov K, Inouye SK. Successful aging after elective surgery II: Study design and methods. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Jan; 71(1):46-61. PMID: 36214228.
- Published on 8/13/2022
Rowe KA, Kim K, Varady NH, Heng M, von Keudell AG, Weaver MJ, Abdeen A, Rodriguez EK, Chen AF. Comparative Outcomes and Surgical Timing for Operative Fragility Hip Fracture Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Geriatrics (Basel). 2022 Aug 13; 7(4). PMID: 36005260.
- 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. 2023 Jan 01; 136(1):163-175. 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.
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