Craig Wright, M.D.
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
ABOUT Craig Wright, M.D.
Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised. He attended Passaic Valley High School and, having recently completed orthopaedic surgery training, he is excited to return home to his community and begin his orthopaedic surgery practice.
Dr. Wright specializes in orthopaedic traumatology and direct anterior hip replacement surgery. He recently completed the Kuntscher Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Louisville, the nation’s first and one of its busiest Level 1 trauma centers. While in Louisville he obtained comprehensive exposure to the management of long bone and pelvic ring injuries, gaining expertise in treating patients from the time of injury to the planning of fracture stabilization and post-operative care. He also honed his skills as a hip replacement surgeon under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides, one of the nation’s busiest hip replacement surgeons and a foremost authority on the direct anterior approach total-hip replacement.
Dr. Wright completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Seton Hall University-St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident, and attended medical school at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. Prior to medical school, Dr Wright graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a 4 year varsity wrestler for one the country’s premier combination athletic & academic institutions.
Dr. Wright currently resides in Bloomfield, NJ with his wife Kaci.
- Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
- Medical School: Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School
- Residency: Seton Hall University-St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
- Fellowship: Kuntscher Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Louisville
Dr. Wright has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and surgical technique videos on orthopaedic injuries and their management. Dr. Wright’s specific research interests are in the surgical managementand outcomes of long bone fractures and pain management following musculoskeletal injury
- Adult and pediatric fractures
- Limb deformity
- Musculoskeletal infections
- Hip arthritis
- Specializing in muscle sparing MAKO robotic assisted direct anterior total hip replacement
"Doctors and staff very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Procedure I had went well and staff at surgical center very nice. My procedure went very smoothly. Follow up by staff impressive. Neat office; inviting. Would definitely recommend Dr. Festa to anyone in need of such services."
"Hurt my hand in work. Came here thru my company. Happy with the Doctor and the Service. Good Location. Would recommend to others."
Dr. Wright is an amazing surgeon. I suffered a very complicated tibial plateau fracture and due to Dr. Wright's skill I am walking and able to live a normal life again. He is smart, personable and really listens to what you are telling him. I have total confidence in Dr. Wright and the staff at his office. I highly recommend Dr. Wright.
I broke my wrist ice skating and went to the ER. The break required a plate, and Dr. Wright was the surgeon on call. He did surgery that night. He did an excellent job with the surgery, and I am very happy with the results. He thoroughly addressed all my questions and concerns. I feel very fortunate that he was the one on call!
Dr. Wright did my anterior hip replacement 2 months ago. I suffered from hip pain for years, and Dr. Wright put my mind at ease that he could help get back to a normal life. Every step of the process went so smoothly, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I was walking the same day of surgery, and the pain I suffered from for years was gone. I was ready to go home the day after surgery! My life has been forever changed, and I have Dr Wright for it. I could not be happier!?