Hackettstown, NJ — The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey (OINJ) is pleased to announce that John M. Dundon, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroplasty, has joined the practice. Dr. Dundon, who received his medical degree at Wright State University in Ohio, completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases Insall Scott Kelly Institute program in New York, with a specialty in hip and knee preservation.
“I’m excited to join this great group of professionals,” says Dr. Dundon, who has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and given national presentations on total hip and knee replacement. “Our team at OINJ is very passionate about the care they give. We have the opportunity to build an arthroplasty program right here, where we can focus on our patients’ needs and concerns and how to get them to heal more quickly and rehab faster — not in a facility, or in a nursing home, but home.”
He continues, “When you have hip or knee replacement — or when you need to have revision hip or knee replacement, getting a previous prosthetic joint replaced — it can present complex problems for patients. Arthroplasty and joint preservation helps people get back to their lives faster. I typically don’t put many restrictions on people — I let them get back to what they want to do, whether it’s playing sports or walking the dog. My philosophy is to focus on pain management and rapid rehabilitation. We find that this approach has lower complication rates, and people are happier with the results.”
Dr. Robert DeFalco, Jr., an OINJ physician partner and board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, says, “The addition of Dr. Dundon, with his arthroplasty focus, is a great asset to The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, and our patients will benefit. Everyone here is specialty trained, with their own area of expertise — and we know that being able to have all these specialties in one group is unique. We can handle just about anything, so our patients don’t have to travel to New York or Philadelphia — we can take care of them locally, right here in the community.”
Dr. Dundon loves to be outdoors, fishing or spending time with his daughters. “I grew up playing all sorts of sports, but I think I got started in medicine because of my grandmother, who was a nurse. I love both the precision and the challenge of it. And it is very rewarding to have people come back to you and say that their lives have been changed — that they’re finally able to do things they haven’t done in years. To help people live their lives the way they want — that’s important.”
About The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey
The OINJ board certified physicians, therapists, and specialists from all branches of orthopedic care collaborate with each other and with other partners in their patients’ care to come up with the best plan of action, providing both surgical and non-surgical solutions built from this team effort. Multiple office locations, extended hours, urgent care sites, and a centralized call center make it easy for referring physicians and for their patients, who are of all ages, with injuries and conditions of all kinds. Visit www.orthopedicnj.com for more information.