Dr. James Kanellakos, MD
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Dr. James Kanellakos, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

The Orthopedic Group at SMG 261 James St Ste 3F Morristown, NJ 07960 Get Directions


Dr. James Kanellakos, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Morristown, NJ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Kanellakos is affiliated with Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville and Morristown Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (15)
in Flanders, NJ |
Great service. Thank you. Debbie Macias
in Basking Ridge, NJ |
I highly recommend Dr. James Kanellakos as an orthopedic surgeon. I broke my leg in the middle of the night and was fortunate enough to have Dr. Kanellakos on duty as the orthopedic trauma surgeon at Morristown Medical Center. It was a compound fracture and he not only repaired the broken bones but mended the skin damage and I now have minimal scarring from the accident.
in Boonton, NJ |
Dr. Kanellalkos was terrific and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my hip replacement . His office staff was great to work with and I will not hesitate to use Dr. K and this office again. Wendy Demboski
in New Jersey |
I can’t recommned Dr. K highly enough. He is thoroughly professional, extremely patient with questions, answers them in understandable language, and the outcome of the surgery itself has been truly amazing. I experienced very little pain while in recovery (I used only Tylenol for about a week and a half), and his team, both in and out of the hospital, were very approachable and helpful. It was my first-ever surgery and if I had to do the other hip, I wouldn’t hesitate to go right back to him.
in Short Hills, NJ |
I had a total replacement of my right hip on January 5, 2017 performed by Dr Kanellakos. From my first visit with him through my recovery to date, I have found Dr K to be knowledgeable, professional and extremely skilled. At 6 weeks post-surgery, I have little pain and am walking with no limitations. While I have a few more months before complete recovery, I am confident that I made the right decision in having the surgery performed by Dr. Kanellakos. I would recommend him without hesitation.
in Morristown, NJ |
Great surgeon. Professional office staff. Everything he indicated I should expect during and after surgery was accurate..
in Hopatcong, NJ |
Had a total knee replacement and from start to finish was great to work with. He answered all my questions honestly and with words I could understand. He answered questions about my PT. Staff is wonderful and always friendly. Wait time in office and for appointments aren't bad at all. I would recommend him to my friends, family and anyone who needed knee surgery.
Morristown, NJ |
DR. Kanellakos was patronising and matter of fact. He had been referring to notes over a year old for a current problem and was using those notes to diagnose THE WRONG SIDE OF MY BODY. And did not acknowlegde or take any reponsibility for his mistake,
in Succasunna, NJ |
I had excellent results from the bilateral hip surgery and the PT afterwards, after approx 3 months moved the clock back three or more years in terms of walking, climbing stairs etc.
in Randolph, NJ |
Dr. Kanellakos is the best! He is caring, efficient, a great listener, uses the latest medical advances and I felt confident I was in good hands before and after my hip replacement surgery - Extraordinary!!! Would highly recommend him.
in Little Falls, NJ |
I had a total hip replacement done by Dr. Kenellakos. From the first day that I saw him in the office throughout the entire process I was impressed with with him and the entire staff. Dr. K was attentive to my needs and did not rush me through the many questions I had. I received a phone call from him personally 3 days prior to surgery to ask if I had any further questions or concerns and again he was attentive and patient with my numerous questions. Some of which I am sure were repetitive. Dr.
in Caldwell, NJ |
The best doctor I experienced in the 7 years that I suffered with hip pain! Dr. Kanellakos is calm, kind, attentive and he did an excellent job replacing my hip. He gave me a new hip, a new lease on life and I am so incredibly pleased and thankful!
in NJ |
Have been seeing Dr. Kanellakos for a few years for knee and hip problems. Recently had a full hip replacement, and after three months, my hip is near enough 100% recovered, and back to normal range of movement and strength. Dr. Kanellakos is very professional and caring, clearly an expert, and I have recommended him to friends.
in Port Murray NJ |
He was very understanding about my knee problem. Explained in great detail the procedures that I needed. Started with a torn meniscus repair,then progressed to a partial knee replacement 9 months later.
in Middlesex, NJ |
VERY disappointed, he did not listen, he showed no concern, not likable, I went to see him for a problem he specializes in and his words were, I CAN'T HELP YOU. I provided enough information and documentation with the problem areas but he did not bother & was just guessing. I can go on but this should give you an idea, basically he was NOT professional at all, to me anyway and I am Greek as well. This is one physician (and I use that word loosely) I will NOT recommend. Sincerely Chris S.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement