Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD

Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

4815 Liberty Ave # 252

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Contact Information

(412) 578-5508

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 93% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Christoforetti II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Christoforetti II "Dr John Christoforetti is an expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee with over 10 years experience practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an independent consultant for injured players from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Hockey League and NCAA athletics. He is Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, adjunct faculty to Duquesne University School of Physical Therapy and a Board of Directors Member for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He is Director of the Center for Athletic Hip Injury at the Allegheny Health Network where he serves as consultant for Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional sports clubs. He conducts IRB-approved and funded research in clinical outcomes and basic biomechanical science and is a founding member of the MASH studygroup. He has delivered over 100 national or international invited lectures and his original research has been published and acknowledged with awards. He authored several book chapters on arthroscopy technique including serving as section editor for a major textbook in the field. He is a member of the Editorial Board at the Journal of Arthroscopy and a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an active consultant in orthopaedic device and bracing design for the hip and holds patent-pending intellectual property with Arthrex, Inc and Breg, Inc. His outside interests focus on family, youth coaching, travel, playing the piano, and the Notre Dame Boxing Club."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christoforetti II "Our team focuses on treating injured patients seeking best-in-class orthopedic services. We reject the assembly-line model of care and embrace understanding the specific goals of our patients. We expect our patients seek to return to their highest level of function as quickly, safely and affordably as possible. We hold ourselves responsible to relentlessly pursue best available surgical and conservative care options for the conditions we treat. Through basic and clinical research participation, teaching of resident and staff physicians and extensive travel we strive to remain ahead of the crest of medical science."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Wrist Fracture
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39  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Georgetown University Hospital Department Of Orthopaedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Ao North America: Preceptorship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 2008 Aircast Award for Clinical Research, American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine: Thrower's Hip, 7/2008
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christoforetti II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christoforetti II to family and friends
43 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Christoforetti II's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. christoforetti did a plica surgery on my right knee along with another procedure. He is a great doctor! Answered any and every question we had! Talked to us before hand about any sort of situation that may arise. He found an underlying medical condition and corrected that. I would highly...more
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Dr. Christoforetti and his staff were completely amazing!! I have to commend each and everyone of them for their genuine care and concern for me and finding my pain source. I have struggled with terrible hip pain for years. Basically being told I had to live with it and they couldn’t find anything...more
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Dr. Christoforetti is the best all-around doctor I have seen yet. If he doesn't have the answer, he refers me in the right direction to find it. Very knowledgeable, great explanations, accommodating, would recommend to anyone.
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Dr. Christoforetti is hands down the best surgeon. I just had my second hip done for torn labrum, he did my right last year and just had left one done last week. I feel so much better, he has given me quality of life back. He and his entire staff are wonderful. I truly believe that he cares about...more
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Thank you for the kind review!

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Go to him if you'd love condescending tone and no eye contact in a doctor. Brought 2 students into the room but didnt introduce them to you...I hope they were students and not random people!
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All patients seen in my office sign consent to participate in the process of graduate medical education. All observers or team participants are fully vetted by the Allegheny Health Network. Our process involves detailed introductions of all staff members and observers. For patient safety and security, same-sex medical professionals are present for all visits. Doctors can not comment directly on specifics due to HIPAA restrictions which allow anonymous reviews to go unchecked.

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