Dr. Robert Defalco, DO

Dr. Robert Defalco, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Robert Defalco, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hackettstown, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic knee surgery, and more.Read his story

108 Bilby Rd Ste 201

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Knee Dislocation
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Defalco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Defalco "Dr. Robert A. DeFalco, Jr. is an orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. DeFalco has expertise in: Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder Articular cartilage transplants Ligament reconstruction Meniscal repair Orthopedic sports medicine Additionally, over the past several years, Dr. DeFalco has attended the National Football League's Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, IN with the Philadelphia Eagles and performs physical examinations on potential draft picks for the team. Prior to joining The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Dr. DeFalco served on the medical staff for the Philadelphia Eagles, and hockey teams the Phantoms and Flyers. He also served on the medical staff for Drexel University. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)—Kennedy Health System. Dr. DeFalco received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME and his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Osteopathic Association. He has also lectured at national meetings and is published in peer reviewed journals."


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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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23  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Kennedy Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Defalco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defalco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defalco to family and friends
91 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (91)

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Dr. Defalco'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 (30)

Dr Defalco and staff were excellent from start to finish. Communicated very well with me regarding my surgery and follow up. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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Dr Defalco provided good advice - recommended non-surgical approach as initial treatment. When that didn't work his surgical expertise was top notch
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My name is Angel Zeas and on August 1, 2016 while playing soccer I tore the MCL, ACL, PCL and meniscus in my left leg. After researching Orthopedic Doctors I decided on Dr. Defalco. I was very impressed with Dr. Defalco He took his time and explained things well and I left the office very pleased...more
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Dr. Defalco is great! He really takes the time see you and understand your condition. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Defalco is highly recommended for orthopedic surgery and after care. He repaired my teenage son's shoulder from a torn labrum. He is extremely professional and genuinely cares about the patient and a positive recovery process. Each visit was very informative for the point in time of recovery...more
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