Stephanie VandenBerg

I would first like to take the time to thank Dr. Beth Shubin Stein and her staff for giving me the best possible treatment and experience I could have hoped for. Not only did Dr. Shubin Stein fix my knee, but she got me back running in the shortest time possible!

While running my first full marathon in Disney World in 2010, I felt a very sharp pain in my right knee. Little did I know, that sharp pain was a lot more dangerous than I thought. Unfortunately, instead of listening to numerous doctors and physical therapists, I kept on running only to create a far worse problem in my knee cap. When I finally realized that physical therapy and cortisone shorts were not enough, I decided to go see Dr. Shubin Stein.

At the first initial visit, Dr. Shubin Stein was immediately able to recognize the condition in my patella and recommended the DeNovo surgery. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable of the surgery, but she thoroughly explained the process and how it was still considered experimental, but was very hopeful that it would work for me. A few short weeks later, I had the surgery at HSS and started my recovery program. In the matter of a month, I was back on my feet and in physical therapy. While it was hard work gaining strength and movement in my leg, I knew it would be worth it in the end.

One year later, I received the greatest news possible! All of the cartilage in my knee cap had rejuvenated and I was officially cleared to go back to doing what I love: running! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the experience that I had at HSS with Dr. Shubin Stein and I recommend anyone who has even the slightest bit of knee pain to go see her! You will not be disappointed!!

Beth Shubin SteinStephanie VandenBerg