Michael C. Russonella, D.O.
Orthopedic Surgeon in NJ
Dr. Russonella is a highly skilled and experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon in NJ. A sports medicine specialist, who helps patients with acute and long-term injuries and conditions using the latest state-of-the-art procedures. This includes knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, joint preservation, and rotator cuff surgery. He is the CEO of North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Clifton and Nutley, New Jersey. He and the physicians at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute are specialists in orthopaedics, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and total body wellness. Addressing patients’ pain is where they start, but maximizing wellness and function is their goal. Their approach is individualized to each patient based on their unique goals and their treatment plans are logical. They treat patients with compassion, integrity, and thoughtfulness and provide care that is safe and evidence-based.
In addition to his work at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Russonella serves as team physician for several local high schools in the region as well as medical consultant for numerous other local high schools and youth sports programs throughout Northern New Jersey. He truly enjoys helping his patients get back to peak performance level.
With a passion for the orthopaedic and sports medicine field, Dr. Russonella graduated from Nutley High School in Nutley NJ, where he excelled as a 3 year letterman for the Nutley Maroon Raiders. Due to an unfortunate shoulder injury during his senior year he did not pursue playing collegiate football, instead turned his attention to achieving his goal of becoming an orthopaedic surgeon. He completed his undergraduate degree, as well as numerous postgraduate courses in exercise physiology, at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lake Erie, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, New York, and at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He ultimately completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Specializing in total body wellness, the doctor is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons. Additionally, he is a proud member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Experts in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
It’s All about How We Treat You
At North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute Dr. Russonella is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and comfort of athletes of all ages, including patients with non-related sports injuries. To provide efficient and excellent care he focuses on personal interactions and individualized care for each and every patient. He is committed to improving the overall condition of the patient as well as their quality of life by offering various treatment options to minimize downtime and maximize recovery.