- Conditions & Treatments
Dr. Stephan Yacoubian is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in problems of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He emphasizes conservative non-surgical treatment for most issues. His surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, primary joint replacement surgery and fracture repair surgery.
In addition to his primary board certification in Orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Yacoubian has the distinction of holding a subspecialty certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine granted by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the renowned University of Connecticut College of Medicine, Dr. Stephan Yacoubian treats many sports and trauma-related injuries in the community.
Dr. Yacoubian is the senior partner at Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, and began practice here in 2002; he served several terms as Department Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Dr. Yacoubian has performed an average of 368 surgical cases per year since 2002. He is the Surgery Director of Glendale Surgical Center which performs thousands of surgical procedures per year.
Dr. Yacoubian is dedicated to clinical research. He has conducted and published numerous research studies in peer reviewed orthopedic journals as well as presented at national meetings. He teaches pre-medical students and medical students from local universities. He holds US Patents on two surgical devices that are currently in use world-wide.
Dr. Stephan Yacoubian serves as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. He is attached to the 4th Marine Medical Battalion in San Diego. This service involves performing the duties of a trauma surgeon on a monthly basis and maintaining readiness for deployment when the needs of our country dictate.
Conditions Dr. Stephan Yacoubian treats:
- Knee arthritis
- Hip arthritis
- Shoulder arthritis
- Injuries to the cartilage/ligaments of the shoulder, hip, and knee
- Fracture care (broken bones)
- Evaluation of previously implanted joint replacements
- Painful joints
- Sports or activity related injuries
- All sports or activity related orthopedic conditions
Treatments Dr. Stephan Yacoubian Routinely Performs:
- Total knee replacement
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Knee arthroscopy
- Hip arthroscopy
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic labral repair
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic meniscus repair
- Revision arthroscopic surgery
- PRP injections
- Stem cell injections
- Revision shoulder replacement surgery
- Total hip replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Hip fracture care/osteoporosis
- Knee arthroscopy
- Non-operative treatment of the hip and knee
- Care of fractures and ligament tears
Marmor M, Elliott IS, Marshall ST, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV, Herfat ST. “Biomechanical comparison of long, short, and extended-short nail construct for femoral intertrochanteric fractures.” Injury. 2015 Jun;46(6):963-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.03.005. Epub 2015 Mar 10.
Jagow DM, Garcia BJ, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV. “Recurrent patellar tendon rupture in a patient after intramedullary nailing of the tibia: reconstruction using an Achilles tendon allograft.” Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 May;44(5):E153-5.
Wright RC, Yacoubian SV, Raven RB, Falkinstein Y, Yacoubian SV. “The Extended-Short Nail System, a Novel Concept in the Management of Proximal Femur Fractures.” American Journal of Orthopedics. 2011Dec;40(12).Wright RC, Crouch A, Yacoubian SV, Raven RB 3rd, Falkinstein Y, Yacoubian SV. Non-Traumatic, Dislodged Polyethylene Tibial Insert One Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. Orthopaedics. 2011 Dec;34(12).
Wright RC, Gillis CT, Yacoubian SV, Raven RB 3rd, Falkinstein Y, Yacoubian SV. Extensor Mechanism Repair Failure With Use of Bidirectional Barbed Suture in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Oct;[Epub ahead of print]
Wright RC, Yacoubian SV, Raven RB 3rd, Falkinstein Y, Yacoubian SV. Treatment of Proximal Femur Fractures using an Extended-Short Nail. Poster session presented at: 78th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2011 Feb 15-19, San Diego, CA
Wright RC, Yacoubian SV, Raven RB, Falkinstein Y, Yacoubian SV, “Treatment of Proximal Femur Fractures using an Extended-Short Nail.” Poster presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 78th Annual Meeting, Feb 15-19, 2011, San Diego, California.
Wright RC, Salzamn GA, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV. “Bilateral Femoral Neck Stress Fractures in Fire Academy Student.” Orthopedics. 2010 Oct;33(10):767
Wright RC, Yacoubian SV. “Sequential Compression Device May Cause Peroneal Nerve Palsy.” Orthopedics. 2010 Jun;33(4):444.
Plancher KD, Luke TA, Peterson RK, Yacoubian SV. “Posterior shoulder pain: a dynamic study of the spinoglenoid ligament and treatment with arthroscopic release of the scapular tunnel.” Arthroscopy. 2007 Sep;23(9):991-8.
Yacoubian, SV; Fulkerson, JP; “Quadriceps Tendon ACL Reconstruction” Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Chapter, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2007.
Yacoubian, SV; Fulkerson, JP; “Central Quadriceps Free Tendon for ACL Reconstruction” Chapter 65: Miller and Cole Textbook of Arthroscopy. P669-674 2004.
Yacoubian, SV; Nevins, RT; Sallis, JG; Potter, HG; “Impact of MRI on Treatment Plan and Fracture Classification of Tibial Plateau Fractures” Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2002 Oct;16(9):632-637.
Luke, TA; Peterson, RK; Yacoubian, SV; Johnston, JC; Plancher, KD, “The Spinoglenoid Ligament: Anatomy, Morphology, Histology and Clinical Relevance with Arthroscopic Release.” Poster presentation: The Western Orthopaedic Association 64th Annual Meeting, Oct 21-25, 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Luke, TA; Yacoubian, SV; Johnson, JC; Plancher, KD. “The Spinoglenoid Ligament: Clinical Relevance, Anatomy, Morphology and Histology.” Paper presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 67th Annual Meeting, Mar 15-19, 2000, Orlando, Florida.
Luke, TA; Yacoubian, SV; Hornstein, J; Sallis, JG; Lorich, DG; Plancher, KD. “Biomechanical Study Comparing IM Nailing and Compression Plating in Forearm Fractures.” Paper presentation: The Western Orthopaedic Association 64th Annual Meeting, Oct 21-25, 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nevins, RT; Yacoubian, SV; Potter, HG; Lorich, DG, “Preliminary Evaluation of Posterolateral Corner Injury in Tibial Plateau Fractures.” Poster presentation: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Oct 22-24, 1999, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Yacoubian, SV; Nevins,RT; Sallis, JG; Potter, HG; Lorich, DG. “Predictability of Meniscal Injuries in Tibial Plateau by Measuring the Joint Depression and Lateral Displacement Found on Plain Films.” Poster presentation: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Oct 22-24, 1999, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Yacoubian, SV; Nevins, RT; Potter, HG; Lorich, DG. “MRI Can Change the Operative Management of High Energy Tibial Plateau Fractures”. Abstract presentation: Hospital for Special Surgery 81st Annual Alumni Meeting, Nov 4-5, 1999, New York, NY.
Yacoubian, SV; Nevins,RT; Sallis, JG; Lorich, DG. “Comparison of MRI, CT and X-rays in Evaluating Fracture Classification and Soft Tissue Injuries in High Energy Tibial Plateau Fractures.” Paper presentation: The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Fracture Association, May 13-16, 1999, Tucson, AZ.
Yacoubian, SV; Luke, TA; Rovner, AD; McGillicuddy, J, “The Torsional Strength of Bioabsorbable Interference Screws in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Poster presentation: The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Feb 4-8, 1999, Anaheim, California.
Yacoubian, SV; Villereal, LP. “EIA Mediated Episomal Persistence of Polymavirus: Effects of Cellular Growth Conditions on Episomal Stability.” Paper presentation: The 7th National Institute of Health Symposium on Viral Latency and Persistence, Mar 26-28, 1992, Newport Beach, California.
Having knee or hip pain? Dr. Stephan Yacoubian to speak 10/30, 11/12
In the coming weeks, Stephan V. Yacoubian, M.D., the joint replacement surgeon at Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, will be giving free lectures to the community on how to manage knee and hip pain using minimally invasive techniques.
On Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Dr. Yacoubian will specifically discuss minimally invasive techniques for total knee replacements.
On Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Dr. Yacoubian will discuss minimally invasive total hip replacement options.
Both lectures will be held at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. To attend, please call: 1-888-HEALING.