An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.

While orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopaedists specialize in certain areas, such as the foot and ankle, hand, shoulder and elbow, spine, hip or knee. Orthopaedic surgeons may also choose to focus on specific fields like pediatrics, trauma, reconstructive surgery, oncology (bone tumors) or sports medicine.



  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
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    Shoulder Arthroscopy

    A procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a shoulder joint.

  • Knee Arthroscopy
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    Knee Arthroscopy

    A procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a knee joint.

  • Fusion
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    A “welding” process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices – such as metal rods – to heal into a single solid bone.

  • Internal Fixation
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    Internal Fixation

    A method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins or screws while the bone is healing.

  • Joint Replacement
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    Joint Replacement

    When an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.

  • Osteotomy
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    The correction of bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.

  • Soft Tissue Repair
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    Soft Tissue Repair

    The mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments.

  • Sport Medicine
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    Sport Medicine


  • Dr. Jerald Vizzone
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    Dr. Jerald P. Vizzone, D.O. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery-including arthroscopic surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine. His hospital affiliations include Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, and Harrison Endo Surgical Center, LLC. Dr. Vizzone received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Kansas City, Missouri (now called Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences). He graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University Cum Laude, University Honors Program, and Phi Zeta Kappa Honor Society. He then attended a graduate program at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Vizzone completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Cabrini Medical Center (New York
    Medical College) and Peninsula Hospital Center in New York City, and served as a Visiting Resident at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute, Wilmington, DE. He also completed one year of general surgery residency at PCOM in Philadelphia, PA, and an osteopathic internship at Metropolitan Hospital – Parkway Division also in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Vizzone is board certified (AOBOS) since October of 1998 and re-certified June, 2008.

  • Dr. Peter F. DiPaolo
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    Dr. Peter F. DiPaolo, M.D is an experienced and thorough orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and arthroscopic orthopaedic surgical procedures. Dr. Dipaolo can communicate with his patients in English and Italian. He treats all neck and low back pain as well as disorders related to the shoulder, knee, and wrist. Services offered by Dr. DiPaolo include cervical and lumbar fusions, radiculopathy, shoulder rotator cuff repair, knee replacement, and Botox.

    Dr. Dipaolo is board certified by the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his residency through the State University of New York City. He has been serving patients for more than 16 years. Dr. DiPaolo is currently affiliated with the Clara Maass Medical Center and is a member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the North American Spine Society, and the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society.

  • Dr. Kevin C. Aurori
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    Dr. Kevin C. Aurori, M.D is an experienced and engaging Orthopedic Surgeon based in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Aurori received his medical training from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed both his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopedics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
    Dr. Aurori is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and affiliated with the Morristown Memorial Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is also a member of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, the Medical Society of New Jersey, the Morris County Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
    Dr. Aurori is deeply committed to the well being of his patients. He takes a thorough and precise approach to his consultations to ensure that he is consistently giving accurate diagnoses. He also makes every effort to put his patients at ease and provide them with the best comprehensive care available.

  • Dr. Michael C. Russonella
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    Dr. Michael Christopher Russonella, D.O. is a board certified surgeon with extensive experience, education and specialized training and certifications in the field of orthopaedics and sports injuries. He is committed to providing you with exceptional orthopedic care. He utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical procedures and cutting edge technology in medical care to address your orthopaedic concerns and issues with the shortest possible recovery times, so that you can get back on your feet quickly and return to training safely and efficiently.

    Our team stays abreast of new developments in the field of orthopaedics and sports injury medicine, and builds on these advancements, utilizing and innovating improvements for our patients. We are also strongly committed to educating athletes and the community at large.

    Let North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute help you down the road to recovery!

  • Dr. Ciro G. Randazzo
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    Dr. Ciro G. Randazzo is both a board certified neurosurgeon and neuroendovascular specialist. He earned a degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. There, he completed both the MPH and MD programs in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Randazzo completed his neurosurgery residency and neuroendovascular fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2009 and 2010.

    Dr. Randazzo is one of the few neurosurgeons dually trained in open neurological surgery and neuroendovascular treatments. His focus is equally balanced between treating aneurysms, general neurosurgery, neuroendovascular procedures, spinal cord injuries and cranial and spinal tumor surgeries.

  • Dr. Evangelos Megariotis
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    Dr. Evangelos Megariotis, MD is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon in Clifton, NJ. Dr. Megariotis graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1978 and has been in practice for 35 years. He completed a residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He currently practices at E Megariotis MD and is affiliated with St Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Megariotis accepts multiple insurance plans including Medicare, Oxford (UnitedHealthcare) and Medicaid. Dr. Megariotis is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Megariotis’s practice supports this language: Spanish.