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New Jersey's World Class, Award Winning Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists For Over 42 years

New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) has provided world-class care since 1982 by utilizing cutting-edge Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine treatments

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Welcome to NJOI

New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) prides itself on medical expertise and a team approach in meeting both our patients' needs and expectations. Service oriented to the community, New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) are the team physicians for sixteen northern New Jersey high schools, Seton Hall University, and Montclair.

Our Blog

  • Managing Arthritis and Joint Pain for Golfers
  • Effective Management of Hockey Injuries
  • The Advantages of Regenerative Medicine in Treating Sports-Induced Spine Problems


Sports medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. ACL and meniscus tears are very common sport injuries. ACL tears occur when the anterior cruciate ligament is stretched or torn, often due to sudden stops or changes in direction. Meniscus tears involve damage to the cartilage in the knee joint and can occur from twisting or rotating the knee while bearing weight.

What’s New in Orthobiologics Treatment

Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are used to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions. They may be used to replace lost tissue, stimulate regeneration, accelerate healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve joint function.

What’s New in Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created.

Patient Reviews

  • My mom and I had an excellent experience with Dr. Kooch and Melvyn, his assistant. Dr. Kooch was the second doctor we were seeing after my mom got a fracture on her back. He was extremely patient explaining us her condition and the plan to get her feeling better. He recommended to start home PT an...
  • I had an excellent experience at this practice. Dr Palacios went above and beyond seeing me urgently on a Friday afternoon before a 4 day holiday weekend. He has a calming nature & wonderful with explaining things. The entire staff is super nice, patient, and welcoming. The practice has both X-ray a...

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New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI)
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