Dr. Christian Zaino, MD

Dr. Christian Zaino, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
Dr. Christian Zaino, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has been practicing for 1 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2010 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

218 Ridgedale Ave Ste 202

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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This content was provided by Dr. Zaino "Dr. Christian J. Zaino, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialized training in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery. He treats both children and adults with any orthopedic injury or ailment of the arm. His main offices are located in Cedar Knolls and Roxbury, New Jersey. 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 Children's Hospital of Lima, Peru, and microscopic surgery at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. Most recently, he completed a traveling fellowship in complex wrist arthroscopy and reconstruction at the Hand Institute of Auckland, New Zealand. While in Orthopedic Residency at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he was chief resident and team physician for two Brooklyn high school football teams – one was his Alma Mater. He completed his surgical internship at New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Zaino also has numerous first-author publications and has given several national and international presentations. In medical school at New York University, Dr. Zaino was elected class president four times and gave the commencement valediction as well. For college, Dr. Zaino also graduated from New York University with Magna Cum Laude and Departmental Honors in Architectural History and Urban Planning. He also studied abroad in London, England. In his free time, Dr. Zaino enjoys art, off-road driving, snorkeling, traveling, and building sand sculptures on Long Beach Island, NJ."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zaino "I want my patients to regain their very best function. To reach this goal, I educate them about their condition, review the x-rays with them, discuss all the non-operative and operative treatments and, together with them, formulate a treatment plan."

5  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Zaino does not have any board certifications listed.

130  Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arm Swelling
  • Artery Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Contracture
  • Crush Injury
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fingerprints Absence - Syndactyly - Milia
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neuropathic Joints
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • On Examination - Fixed Joint Deformity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Polydactyly Syndrome Middle Ray Duplication
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Ray Agenesis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • 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
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Stress Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Absence - Hypoplastic Halluces
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Tricep Muscle Strain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Upper Extremity Infection
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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104  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Using Alternate Bearing Surfaces
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • K-Wire Fixation
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Nail Surgery
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Osteotomy
  • Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Phalanges Surgery
  • 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
  • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tenex Health TX Procedure
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Zaino handled my hand injury and the subsequent surgery/recovery with superb medical skill, sincere thoughtfulness and a professional approach from start to finish. He followed up to see how things were healing and provided personal care (which seems less usual these days). The results were...Read More
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He diagnosed my pain and what the treatment would be. He gave me an injection on the first visit and also suggested I use braces at night for my carpal tunal. Both helped tremendously. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends!
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Dr. Zaino is absolutely fabulous! We highly recommend him. He was able to quickly diagnose my daughter's shoulder problem after a bad fall during cheerleading practice. Dr. Zaino's review of the imaging studies was much more comprehensive and informative than what the imaging center had...Read More
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I have been treated by Dr. Zaino twice now for two separate injuries and have had great success with healing both. He is very knowledgeable, providing both an accurate diagnosis as well as options for recovery. I have been able to heal sufficiently while avoiding unnecessary surgeries. Overall I am...Read More
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Came in with a broken hand and was told by october my hand would be fully healed with full range of motion and he was absolutely right.
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