NEW LOCATION:

The time has finally arrived! I will be moving my practice to the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) in Livingston beginning April 4, 2022.

State of the art orthopaedic surgery office with valet and abundant onsite parking. X-ray on site.

Sports related conditions of the shoulder, knee and elbow

  • ACL Reconstruction & Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Cartilage repair and regeneration
  • Shoulder and Knee Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
  • Many other shoulder, knee and elbow conditions as well

I look forward to seeing old and new patients for orthopaedic injuries, consults and second opinions in my new location!

Dr. Rizio performs First ACL Repair with BEAR Implant at Short Hills Surgery Center

ACL repair has long been considered an operation that will fail. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in repairing the ACL. Based upon new information, a revisiting of old research articles and newer devices has identified tears that may be amenable for repair. Success with repair in the proper patient can be achieved reliably and the native ACL can be saved.

The BEAR technique utilizes a recently FDA approved device to “bridge” the gap in the repair and enhance healing by promoting healing through the use of the patients own blood and growth factors, providing a scaffold for repair and blocking the synovial (joint) fluid from disrupting the repair process. This now allows for an even wider array of tear patterns to be amenable to repair.

Video representation of BEAR procedure (Hold link to open video)

This is particularly exciting for younger, pediatric patients that are still growing. This technique avoids the need to use the patient own tissue and allows for safe repair without as much risk to the growth plate. Dr. Rizio is accepting new patients interested in this technique and also many other sports related injuries. Dr. Rizio sees sports injuries in adult and pediatric patients.

To learn more about the actual device, clink the link below for the company website:

https://miachortho.com

225 Millburn Avenue

Suite 104A

Millburn, NJ 07041

P: 973-379-1991

City Life Style Magazine – New article

Check out my latest article. Hope you enjoy and learn some more about my practice!

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon helping pediatric and adult athletes get back to competing for 20 years

https://citylifestyle.com/morristown-nj/articles/health-and-wellness/dr-rizio