Osteochondritis Dissecans Specialist in New Jersey

The knee is our largest joint in the human body, and we rely on it for the major of features it provides and helps us do. Walking would be impossible without the knee, as would sitting down or standing up. The knee joint is made up of three major sections, the medial compartment, which is the inner portion of the knee, the lateral compartment, the outer portion of the knee, and the patellofemoral compartment, which is the portion of the knee between the kneecap and thighbone.

Causes for Knee Replacemnet

Degenerative injuries and diseases such as arthritis or other cartilage injuries can often cause disastrous results for the knee joint. Depending on the level of severity, NJOI’s expert surgeons will determine whether a partial or full knee replacement may be the best method of treatment. In a partial knee replacement, only the damaged section of the knee, either the medial, lateral, or patellofemoral, is removed and replaced, leaving the healthier parts of the knee in place. A total knee replacement usually comes as a last resort, when all other treatments and options have been exhausted. During a total knee replacement, damaged cartilage, as well as bone from the surface of the knee joint, is removed from the knee region and is replaced with a prosthetic surface of smooth metal and plastic. Knee replacement surgery has been around for nearly 5 decades now, and has been perfected by medical professionals that it now has one of the highest success rates of all surgical procedures. Studies show that over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States alone.

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Meet The Team

Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.


Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.

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Anthony Festa, M.D.


Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.

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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.


Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.

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Robert M. Palacios, M.D.


Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.

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Craig Wright, M.D.


Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.

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John Callaghan, M.D.


John Callaghan, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist. His expertise encompasses the treatment of acute traumatic injuries.

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  • "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."

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Other Locations

Wayne Office

504 Valley Rd. Ste 200 Wayne, NJ 07470

Butler Office

45 Carey Ave. Butler, NJ 07405

Morristown Office

111 Madison Ave. Ste 400 Morristown, NJ 07962

Bridgewater Office

720 Rte. 202-206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

West-Milford Office

1900 Union Valley Rd Hewitt, NJ 07421