Dr. Charles Melone Jr, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 77

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Dr. Charles Melone Jr, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 44 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedics, and more.


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3.6

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Dr. Melone is a top-notch surgeon who is so humble and approachable but with vast knowledge of his work. It is very rare to meet in one individual all the attributes of a great doctor, who in addition to his knowledge of medical science seems also to have a PhD in human interaction. No wonder he is a successful professional. Dr Melone is flanked by distinguished professionals. I wish to praise this young man named Joel Bastien for his dedication and knowledge of his job. Kudos to the Dr's team.
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Dr Melone is the IT dr for scleroderma!! He is compassionate and well educated in scleroderma. He has saved my fingers that were affected by raynauds/scleroderma. He is a pleasure to be around and truly is a dr who loves his patients! His staff... Greg, Garrett, Joel and Celia are amazing too. Appointments do run slow sometimes but he is worth the wait! Dr Melone is meticulous and thorough. Absolutely recommend Dr Melone!
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Extraordinary surgeon. Kind, patient, attentive, supremely capable. Clearly loves his work and helping his patients.
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D.R. Melone has a lot of experience but is slow and very unprofessional. His post op care led my hand to have contractures because he did not diagnose or treat them properly. In addition you could wait 3-4 hours to be seen for a follow up appointment. ( no emergencies going on). He just took his time ANA chatted on the phone. I would Never recommend him. I have switched to another hand surgeon for follow up care.
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While Dr. Melone is well qualified, I had to wait almost 3 hours to meet with him. He meet with me for 3 mins and then ordered a second set of x-rays. After waiting another 30 mins, I finally decided enough was enough and walked out. HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL!
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Really negative experience for someone supposed to be "one of the best". Every office appointment = guaranteed waiting room time of 2-4 hours. That's shows a total lack of respect for patients. 6 months post surgery - hand is worse than before.
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Doctor Malone was very insightful and was extremely thorough with me. He made sure you felt satisfied when you left and answers all of your questions.
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Dr. Melone ruined my career and passion. DO NOT get wrist surgery with Dr. Melone if you are an athlete. I was riding BMX professionally and had a crash that resulted in a wrist injury. Dr. Melone confidently told me that he could do a procedure that would make my wrist stronger than when I was born. I made the mistake of trusting him and going into surgery. He did an unnecessarily complicated procedure that left my wrist crooked, painful, and has led to more problems than I had before surgery.
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I am a pianist. After sustaining multiple fractures in my finger, other doctors said that my finger would have to be fused. It's a miracle. I thank Dr. Malone every day for restoring my finger and for my return to the joy of making music.
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Dr. Melone Jr accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Melone Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Trigger Finger Release
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melone Jr performs Trigger Finger Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melone Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melone Jr treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Melone Jr treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melone Jr treats Trigger Finger more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Melone Jr treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Melone Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Melone Jr, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 44 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedics, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1975
New York University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1971
Nassau County Med Center
Residency Hospital
1970
Nassau County Med Center
Internship Hospital
1969
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
1971
1970
1969

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)