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Sabin Shah, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Sabin Shah, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized fellowship training in sports medicine. Dr. Shah treats athletes and general orthopedics patients and is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries, disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

My lifelong passion for sports led me to play three varsity sports in high school and collegiate basketball for four years,” he said. “I studied psychology in college and was pursuing coaching or sports psychology when I was first exposed to orthopedic surgery through an injury. As I recovered from surgery and returned to sport, I realized how I could combine my passions for surgery and sports medicine to help others do the same.”

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shah’s philosophy of care centers around patient education and understanding. “I discuss and explore all non-surgical and surgical options before helping my patients make informed decisions so that they can best achieve their individual goals,” he said. “I strive to create relationships based on trust, open communication and teamwork.”

According to Dr. Shah, the most satisfying aspect of his work is watching an athlete return to their sport. “Additionally, getting people back to work and folks back to their activities and hobbies brings a similar level of satisfaction,” he added. “I truly believe that movement is life and getting people moving again is my purpose.”

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Shah’s areas of clinical interest include the non-surgical and surgical treatment of sports and athletic-related injuries, fracture care and degenerative arthritis.

He specifically holds a special interest in procedures related to:

  • Upper and Lower Extremity Ligament Repair and Reconstruction
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Knee Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Repair and Associated Procedures
  • Meniscus Repair and Associated Procedures
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
  • Operative and Non-Operative Fracture Care
  • Orthobiologic use, including Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Aspirate

Dr. Shah’s interest in orthopedic surgery was sparked by his lifelong passion for basketball. He still plays at least once a week, which continues to motivate him at work. In his free time, he also stays very active playing other sports and participating in leagues.

Publications & Presentations

Game Utilization and Performance Following RTP From ACL Reconstruction Does not Influence a Subsequent Second ACL Injury in National Football League Players

The purpose of this study is to evaluate differences in game utilization or performance following primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction between National Football League (NFL) players with and without a second ACL injury. Know More

Complications of pelvic and acetabular fractures in 1331 morbidly obese patients (BMI ≥ 40): a retrospective observational study from the National Trauma Data Bank

There have been no large-scale epidemiological studies of outcomes and perioperative complications in morbidly obese trauma patients who have sustained closed pelvic ring or acetabular fractures. We examined this population and compared their rate of inpatient complications with that of control patients. Know More

Simultaneous repair of bilateral pectoralis major tendons: A case report

We report a case of a patient who sustained bilateral pectoralis major tendon ruptures. While other cases of bilateral pectoralis major tears have been reported in the literature, the operative management in this report differs. Due to delayed presentation of the patient right and left pectoralis major repairs were performed simultaneously. Know More

Amygdala and insula response to emotional images in patients with generalized social anxiety disorder

Functional brain imaging studies have demonstrated amygdala and insula hyper-reactivity to probes of social threat in participants with generalized social anxiety disorder (gSAD). The amygdala and insula are known to serve broad functions in emotional processing, including integration of affective information. However, few studies have examined brain responses in socially anxious participants during general emotional processing. We examined brain response to emotionally evocative images in patients with gSAD and matched healthy controls. Know More

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthpaedic Society for Sports Medicine