Dr. Christian Zaino, MD

Dr. Christian Zaino, MD

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Dr. Christian Zaino, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has been practicing for 2 years. He specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey

218 Ridgedale Ave Ste 202

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Zaino's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zaino treats Fracture more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Zaino treats this condition more than 32% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Hand Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zaino treats Hand Conditions more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Zaino treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zaino performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Zaino performs this procedure more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Zaino's conditions and procedures:

  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arm Swelling
  • Artery Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Contracture
  • Crush Injury
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fingerprints Absence - Syndactyly - Milia
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Using Alternate Bearing Surfaces
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • K-Wire Fixation
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Limb Pain
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neuropathic Joints
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Neuroplasty
  • On Examination - Fixed Joint Deformity
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Osteotomy
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phalanges Surgery
  • Polydactyly Syndrome Middle Ray Duplication
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Ray Agenesis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
  • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Stress Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenex Health TX Procedure
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon
  • Thumb Absence - Hypoplastic Halluces
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Tricep Muscle Strain
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Upper Extremity Infection
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

Dr. Zaino completed a formal fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery at the University of Chicago. He also received training in congenital hand surgery at the National Childrens Hospital of Lima, Peru, and microscopic surgery at ...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Education

2017
University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2017
Auckland Hosp
2016
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
NYU Langone Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
2006
New York University
Undergraduate School
2017
2017
2016
2011
2010
2006

Awards

  • Annual Meeting Scholarship, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2014
  • Nominated, Resident Writer's Award, American Journal of Orthopedics, 2014
  • First Prize, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellows Conference, 2014
  • Faculty Council Student Leader Award – Awarded to the student who demonstrated significant leadership during medical school,” (as selected by the faculty), 5/1/2010
  • Commencement Valediction, 5/1/2010
  • Alumni Association Award – “To the student who made the greatest contribution to the Class of 2010,” (as selected by the class), 5/1/2010

Media & Publications

  • A Biomechanical Comparison of Different Tendon Repair Techniques., 2016
  • A Biomechanical Comparison of Different Tendon Repair Techniques., 2016
  • The Effectiveness of Bivalving, Cast Spreading, and Webril Cutting to Reduce Cast Pressure in a Fiberglass Short Arm Cast., 2014
  • Impact of Mild Chronic Hyponatremia on Falls, Fractures, Osteoporosis, and Death., 2013
  • Anomalous Muscles within the First Dorsal Extensor Compartment of the Wrist., 2014
  • Regional Variations of Bone Quantity and Quality Impact Femoral Head Collapse., 2009

Dr. Zaino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zaino

4.9

Based on 91 reviews

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Dr Zaino is a kind, compassionate Doctor. He explained things to me before my surgery and during my surgery. He has a great bedside manner. I felt very confidant with him doing my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Zain. Jackie Ullmann
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Excellent surgeon, great bedside manner. I had a lot of questions regarding my procedure, and he took his time explaining everything to me. I had carpel tunnel in both hands, trigger fingers, and cysts. Very satisfied with my end results.
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one of the best i could have had for my case
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Everyone was caring and professional, Dr., x-ray technicians, office personel. I never felt rushed. Time was taken to answer all my questions. Considering how tramatic the fall itself and the resultant injury was, the care I received was wonderful.
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Dr, Zaino was excellent! He explained everything about my injury and was very thorough, The office staff was very pleasant and professional. Than you Dr, Zaino for your help
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I broke my wrist for the 2nd time. Dr Zaino put a plate in to hold my bone together enabling me to have light use of it while the bones healed. Thank god for such a skilled surgeon. Now my bones are all healed and I have full use back. Donna Snyder Hackettstown NJ
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I came to see Dr. Zaino with a clavicle fracture where the bone had separated. He instantly recognized it as the type of fracture requiring surgery. I was very skeptic of having surgery but he gave me time to think it over. When it showed no change, I agreed to allow him to perform the surgery. I listened to all of his instructions from there out and made a very quick recovery. I trust him and would return for any future fractures.
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I originally went to doctor Zaino because he had excellent reviews from patients, and he did not disappoint. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called, and once there he quickly and effectively diagnosed my broken metacarpal, even correcting a mistake made by an urgent care I originally went to (I should have just gone directly to Dr Zaino). He even had something I'd never heard of to immobilize my hand (called the knuckle) that was much more comfortable than...
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I'm a surgical trauma nurse and without Dr.Zaino my career would be over. He saved my thumb which was a very complicated and unique case. I had an open displaced fracture that went misdiagnosed by another MD for over a month. Dr. Zaino saw me right away and spent so much time explaining everything to me and was very empathetic and informative regarding the situation and what needed to be done. He got me into the OR immediately, reassured me through the whole process, when...
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Dr.Zaino was a very helpful,informational,trustworthy doctor.When he explained my procedures,and how everything would go,i immediately gained much trust just in his confidence and how deeply and detailed he explained my procedure.I was very satisfied with Dr.Zaino and his performance and i would certainly recommend him.
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Dr, Zaino provided excellent care and treatment for my broken finger. Explained each step of the treatment and therapy. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Zaino for an injury to your fingers of hand.
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After initially having my injury somewhat misdiagnosed, I came to Dr. Zaino for a second opinion. I do not regret that decision one bit. He listened to me carefully as I explained the situation with my hand/finger. Something that struck me was that he actually listened when I mentioned the research I had done on my own to see what kind of injury it was. The next time I saw him he had printed out articles relating to that research to go over it with me. Definitely made a p...
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My wrist healed just as Dr Zaino said it would. 100% satisfied with the outcome and the treatment along the way. Never felt rushed and always listened to my concerns.
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very pleased with my results to this pt.
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The doctor was quick and we loved the waterproof cast. Whole experience was great.
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From the introduction Dr. Zaino diagnosed and developed a plan of action for my hand surgery. He fit me into a busy schedule and into the surgical center promptly. Prior to surgery I had no function of the tendon and post surgery and heal time had been restored. I am very satisfied with the care.
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He listens and explains the situation well. His concern for the patient is evident.
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I am completely satisfed with the experience I had at this office. Dr. Zaiano and his staff are extremely professional, thorough, and personable.
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Dr. Zaino is compassionate and guided my recovery from a particial amputation of my thumb.Everyone in office was caring and helpful with many post op visits
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Doc Zaino did a great job of setting my broken hand bone. it knitted remarkably well and I'm very happy with the results.
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