Edward J. Armbruster, DO, MA
Dr. Armbruster is an orthopaedic surgeon with advanced specialty training in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. He joined MBO in 2010 after having practiced in Bucks County since 2007.
Dr. Armbruster was born in Atlantic City and grew up at the Jersey Shore. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving his B.S. in Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. He then studied at the Boston University School of Medicine, earning a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences. There he researched the molecular basis of arthritis and connective tissue disorders in the Department of Rheumatology at their National Arthritis Laboratory.
Dr. Armbruster returned to our area to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. He completed his Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. During this time he served at Cooper University Hospital for Level I orthopaedic trauma care, as well as A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE for pediatric orthopaedic care. He also served as Assistant Team Physician to the Camden Riversharks Professional Baseball Organization for the 2003 through 2007 seasons.
Dr. Armbruster completed advanced fellowship training at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). Dr. Armbruster has been elected to full active membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), recognized as the premier medical society dedicated to upper extremity care, research and education. He brings to our practice advanced treatment modalities in the non-operative and surgical care of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder afflictions. His extensive clinical and surgical training will be available throughout our three MBO offices and hospitals.
Dr. Armbruster continues to contribute to advancing the science of orthopaedic care through writing scholarly articles and lecture presentations. He regularly lectures at national orthopaedic meetings.
He resides in Yardley, PA with his wife and three children.
"Naturally, I was terrified having learned that I would require shoulder surgery and the accompanying recovery period was lengthy. I was extremely nervous, but went in to it with complete trust in Dr. Armbruster. A few years back, I suffered a sagittal band injury on a finger of my left hand and while Dr. Armbruster said he could perform surgery to repair it, he also suggested a custom splint and advised it would take a few months, but it could do the trick. And it did! Who could imagine a surgeon not immediately ordering a surgery?! I was, and still am, completely elated! Dr. A's 'no surgery' option and the outcome amazed me as well as the many others I have told."
"The most important message I want to leave about our experience with Dr. Armbruster is that he is very understanding and adaptable to a situation. My 6 year old son has Asbergers, a syndrome requiring additional patience, explanation and understanding during times of anxiety and stress. Dr. Armbruster handled him beautifully. My son was so afraid of the machine to remove casts and Dr. Armbruster was so patient with him, took the whole thing apart to show how it worked, explained every little bit of what he was going to do , etc. It helped calm my son and we were able to get through it without tears. I am sure that all children require a physician to be flexible and adaptable and I am sure he handles all kids that way. But as a parent of a child with special needs, I can never know what to expect and just appreciate so very much a physician with patience and experience. And most importantly I could tell that he had a genuine desire to make our experience a good one. While I certainly hope none of my children break anymore bones, I know exactly where I am going if they do!"
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