What is Orthopaedic Surgery?

An Orthopaedic surgeon is a medical specialist devoted to the diagnosis, treatment , and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

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Richard Rosa, MD Performs the First, Individualized, Total Knee Replacement Surgery in New Jersey at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

(Livingston, NJ) Richard Rosa, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, is the first physician in New Jersey to implant the iTotal CR total knee replacement…more

Richard A. Rosa, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Voted “Top Doctor” by his peers in NJ Monthly for the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Rosa is one of a select group of Orthopaedic Surgeons pioneering Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques, the development of state-of-the-art medical devices, and the clinical evaluation of joint implant designs and materials.

Board certified in Orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Rosa received his fellowship training at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery, recognized as the #1 Orthopaedic hospital in the country.

As a former collegiate-scholarship athlete, Dr. Rosa has a special interest in all sports-related injuries with a concentration in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament problems, and treatment of running injuries. Currently, he is the team physician for the Georgetown University Rugby Football Club.

Dr. Rosa is the designing surgeon of a Unicompartmental (or partial) knee system and has shared his knowledge through seminars, presentations, cadaver labs, and live surgical instruction to specialized medical audiences throughout the US, and internationally as well.

Many of Dr. Rosa’s patients who previously would have required total knee surgery for arthritic knees have benefitted from this new, unicompartmental procedure which allows for substantially reduced post-operative pain, a much quicker recovery and more normal knee function.

As the Director of the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Dr.Rosa devotes much of his time to Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques for Total Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacements.

With more than 25 years of practical experience, Dr. Rosa treats, surgically and non-surgically, the full range of the musculoskeletal system (Bones, Joints, Tendons, and Muscles, etc.). This includes:

  • Sports Medicine and Injuries
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Unicompartmental Partial Knee Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Surgery (Gender-specific MIS knee , MIS hip, and shoulder)
  • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Trauma and Fractures
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery
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