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Jenna Bernstein, MD

Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
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Adult
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Biography

Jenna Bernstein, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement,  says she enjoys making every surgery specific to each patient.

“I like to figure out the best solution for each patient and take a holistic approach as not everyone needs surgery,” Dr. Bernstein says. “The most important thing is to figure out why each patient came to my office, what is causing their problem, and how to improve their quality of life.”

If nonsurgical treatment doesn’t help, and the patient feels ready for surgery, she then make sure that surgery is as safe as possible by treating each individual’s medical problems preoperatively. Surgery is individualized by “deciding what type of implant to use, which is dictated by the patient’s age, size, and bone structure,” she adds. “I also decide with the patient what type of surgical approach and technology to use. I have experience with navigation and robotic systems, which allow us to place our implants in positions that are best for each patient and specific to their anatomy.”  

Still, Dr. Bernstein acknowledges that any type of surgery can be intimidating to patients. “I assure them that they are coming to Yale, one of the best institutions in the country. They are not only going to get great orthopaedic care, but great nursing care, physical therapy, and occupational therapy,” she says. “Patients aren’t just coming for the surgeon, but for the whole team environment. And I think that's something you don't get everywhere.”

Dr. Bernstein is an expert in knee and hip replacements, and partial knee replacements. She also specializes in hip fracture care. She is trained in both the anterior and posterior hip approaches as well as minimally invasive knee approaches, and works with the patient to determine the best treatment plan.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
  • Co-Surgical Chair, Hip Fracture Program, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    New York University/ Insall Scott Kelly Institute (2020)
  • Residency
    University of Pennsylvania (2019)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut (2014)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Chemistry, Biology (2010)

Additional Information

Biography

Jenna Bernstein, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement,  says she enjoys making every surgery specific to each patient.

“I like to figure out the best solution for each patient and take a holistic approach as not everyone needs surgery,” Dr. Bernstein says. “The most important thing is to figure out why each patient came to my office, what is causing their problem, and how to improve their quality of life.”

If nonsurgical treatment doesn’t help, and the patient feels ready for surgery, she then make sure that surgery is as safe as possible by treating each individual’s medical problems preoperatively. Surgery is individualized by “deciding what type of implant to use, which is dictated by the patient’s age, size, and bone structure,” she adds. “I also decide with the patient what type of surgical approach and technology to use. I have experience with navigation and robotic systems, which allow us to place our implants in positions that are best for each patient and specific to their anatomy.”  

Still, Dr. Bernstein acknowledges that any type of surgery can be intimidating to patients. “I assure them that they are coming to Yale, one of the best institutions in the country. They are not only going to get great orthopaedic care, but great nursing care, physical therapy, and occupational therapy,” she says. “Patients aren’t just coming for the surgeon, but for the whole team environment. And I think that's something you don't get everywhere.”

Dr. Bernstein is an expert in knee and hip replacements, and partial knee replacements. She also specializes in hip fracture care. She is trained in both the anterior and posterior hip approaches as well as minimally invasive knee approaches, and works with the patient to determine the best treatment plan.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
  • Co-Surgical Chair, Hip Fracture Program, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    New York University/ Insall Scott Kelly Institute (2020)
  • Residency
    University of Pennsylvania (2019)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut (2014)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Chemistry, Biology (2010)

Additional Information

  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Yale Medicine Multispecialty
    800 Boston Post Road
    Guilford, CT 06437
  • 67 Masonic Avenue
    Wallingford, CT 06492