Dr. Michael DiStefano, your top Ridgewood orthopedist, leads a team of top professionals at the North Jersey Joint Care Center. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in providing the most technologically advanced treatments to patients suffering from disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. DiStefano is a former aerospace engineer who earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is widely known for performing new minimally invasive procedures and utilizing the most advanced technology to provide patients with the best possible outcome. With his distinctive background in engineering and his keen and analytic approach to orthopedics, his treatment of musculoskeletal injuries is unique and catered to each patient’s individual needs.
This leading Ridgewood orthopedist has an extensive menu of orthopedic services to meet the needs of anyone with musculoskeletal problems. Joint replacement is a specialty of the North Jersey Joint Care Center. Shoulder replacement is done as an open surgery, but with block anesthesia which decreases the need for pain medication. Hip replacement surgery, termed arthroplasty, is among your doctor’s most commonly performed procedures. This minimally invasive, non-muscle-cutting approach is now becoming the industry standard. It has been wonderfully successful, for over two decades a safe and reliable cure for arthritic hip pain. For the knee, Dr. DiStefano utilizes minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement whenever possible for his patients whose knee arthritis requires surgery. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee. When the arthritis involves the whole knee, however, a traditional knee replacement is the best answer. Ligament, tendon, and other muscle injuries are carefully diagnosed and treated with surgery done through the arthroscope. Traumas, fractures, and sports injuries are all under this exceptional doctor’s purview. Wrist and hand repair are also available. In addition, we are sensitive to those patients who suffer with chronic pain and have a successful pain management strategy to help minimize the pain and improve our patients’ quality of life.
Our friendly and experience professional staff will work with you, one on one, to develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan that works for you. This is why Dr. DiStefano is a well-respected Ridgewood orthopedist. If you have any joint problems or musculoskeletal issues, call for an appointment today. We strive to help you get well and get back to the activities you enjoy.