Christian Zaino, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Morristown, NJ, Morristown Medical Center

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Orthopaedic Surgery Morristown, NJ

Hand Surgery

Orthopaedic Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microscopic Surgery

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  • Office

    Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey
    95 Madison Avenue Suite 101
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    Phone(908) 684-3005
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Summary

  • Dr. Christian J. Zaino, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialized training in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery. He treats both children and adults with any orthopedic injury or ailment of the arm. His main offices are located in Morristown and Roxbury, New Jersey.

    Dr. Zaino completed a formal fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery at the University of Chicago. He also received training in congenital hand surgery at the National Children’s Hospital of Lima, Peru, and microscopic surgery at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. Most recently, he completed a traveling fellowship in complex wrist arthroscopy and reconstruction at the Hand Institute of Auckland, New Zealand.

    While in Orthopedic Residency at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he was chief resident and team physician for two Brooklyn high school football teams – one was his Alma Mater. He completed his surgical internship at New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Zaino also has numerous first-author publications and has given several national and international presentations.

    In medical school at New York University, Dr. Zaino was elected class president four times and gave the commencement valediction as well. For college, Dr. Zaino also graduated from New York University with Magna Cum Laude and Departmental Honors in Architectural History and Urban Planning. He also studied abroad in London, England.

    In his free time, Dr. Zaino enjoys art, off-road driving, snorkeling, traveling, and building sand sculptures on Long Beach Island, NJ with his wife, Joanna.

Skills & Expertise

  • Hand and wrist surgery, Shoulder replacement, Shoulder resurfacing, Carpal tunnel release, Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Tendon repair, Trigger finger, Wrist fractures, Hand fractures, Shoulder trauma, Elbow arthritis, Cubital tunnel release, Shoulder and elbow surgery, Pediatric orthopaedics, Orthopaedic traumatology, Carpal instability , Carpal tunnel syndrome, Carpal fractures, Carpal osteonecrosis, Triangular fibrocartilage complex tear, Distal radial ulnar joint instability, Distal radius fracture , Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, Hand and wrist functional reconstruction

Education & Training

  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoFellowship, Hand Surgery, 2016 - 2017
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2011 - 2016
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineInternship, Transitional Year, 2010 - 2011
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineClass of 2010
  • New York University, College of Arts and ScienceB.S., Major in Urban Design and Architecture Studies, Minor in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 2002 - 2006
  • Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day SchoolNo degree, Cum Laude, 1994 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2015 - 2017

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • First Prize, Resident and Fellows Conference New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014
  • Resident Writer's Award Nomination American Journal of Orthopedics, 2014
  • Annual Meeting Scholarship American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014
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Publications & Presentations

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Skin Surface Pressure under Short Arm Casts – Comparing Plaster of Paris and Fiberglass Casts
    Zaino CJ, Arief M, Kapadia B, Patel MR, American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, 1/24/2015
  • The Reliability and Effectiveness of a Novel Hand-Held Thumb Dynamometer for Measuring Thumb Abduction Strength
    Zaino CJ, Klopsis D, Arief M, Bassini L, Patel MR, Edelstein DE, American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, 1/24/2015
  • Skin Surface Pressure under Short Arm Casts with an Evaluation of Three Cast-Cutting Methods for Pressure Reduction
    Zaino CJ, Arief M, Patel MR, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 69th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2014; New York, NY, 2014, 1/20/2014
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Lectures

  • Skin Surface Pressure under Short Arm Casts with an Evaluation of Three Cast-Cutting Methods for Pressure Reduction 
    Boston, MA, 2014; New York, NY, 2014 - 1/13/2014
  • Decreasing Cast Pressures by using a Simple Method of Casting Distal Radius Fractures with the Hand in Flexion 
    New York, NY - 1/13/2014
  • Skin Surface Pressures under Short Arm Casts 
    Kauai, HI - 1/9/2014
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Other

  • The History of Dyker Heights 
    YouTube
    1/1/2014

Press Mentions

  • Dr. Christian J. Zaino ’02 Was Part of a Congenital Hand Deformities Surgery Mission Trip to Lima, Peru
    Dr. Christian J. Zaino ’02 Was Part of a Congenital Hand Deformities Surgery Mission Trip to Lima, PeruJanuary 31, 2018 11:00

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