Dr. Howard Pecker, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Rahway Edison Orthopedic Group 867 Saint Georges Ave Ste 2 Rahway, NJ 07065 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

My primary concern is accurate diagnosis, so that all of the appropriate options for treament can be explored. Some diagnosis lead to surgical options, many of which I now do microscopically, especially in the shoulder and knee. Some lead to nonsurgical treatments or treatments in other specialties. My goal is to provide the best possible care regardless of the chosen method of treatment. I specialize in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee for tendon and ligament repair.

Biography

Dr. Howard Pecker, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Rahway, NJ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Pecker is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Pecker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Haledon, NJ |
Wonderful doctor! Patient, caring and very knowledgeable. Doesn't rush into surgery. Tries conservative approach first. I highly recommend him
in Union NJ |
This doctor is rude and very nasty. I left in tears because he wasn't helpful at all.
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Dr. Pecker's Care Philosophy

My primary concern is accurate diagnosis, so that all of the appropriate options for treament can be explored. Some diagnosis lead to surgical options, many of which I now do microscopically, especially in the shoulder and knee. Some lead to nonsurgical treatments or treatments in other specialties. My goal is to provide the best possible care regardless of the chosen method of treatment. I specialize in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee for tendon and ligament repair.

Dr. Pecker says...

My practice focuses on treatment of joint pain and injury through joint sparing surgery and ligament and tendon repair or reconstruction. Most procedures are done microscopically via arthroscope to speed recovery and to better assess the condition of the entire joint through direct visualization.

Dr. Pecker says...

We commonly perform knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

Dr. Pecker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • President Medical Staff, 2007-2009
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Med College

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Lincoln Hospital

    Completed in 1990

    New York Med College

    Completed in 1989

    Westchester Co Mc

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Lehigh University

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate