Orthopedist in Paramus

Welcome to
North Jersey Joint Care Center

At our Paramus practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest orthopaedic care to our patients. From the moment you walk into our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will do their utmost to make sure that your visit with us is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Michael C. Distefano is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who brings quality care to patients with pain and injury. Using the most advanced technology, including arthroscopic procedures, the North Jersey Joint Care Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care.

Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. We take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated health care decisions.

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Some of Our Services

  • Hip Replacement

    Arthritis of the hip produces some of worst, deepest pain we can experience. Hip replacement surgery, termed arthroplasty, is among your doctor’s most commonly performed procedures. The modular, uncemented, ceramic, minimally invasive, non-muscle-cutting approach now becoming the industry standard. It has been wonderfully successful, for over two decades a safe and reliable cure for arthritic hip pain.

  • Knee Replacement

    Your doctor utilizes minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement whenever possible for his patients whose knee arthritis requires surgery. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee—replacing only the worn, weight-bearing surfaces on the inner side of the knee. Called a “partial” knee replacement, this surgery enjoys great patient acceptance because it is relatively smaller and more comfortable than traditional knee replacement.

  • Trauma and Fractures

    Your doctor has treated numerous cases of fractured bones and our practice is open to you if you or a member of your family has suffered an injury. If you have a broken bone, however, time is of the essence. A great result is most likely when the fracture is treated early. So call as soon as possible and let our staff know there is a fracture so we can arrange for urgent or emergent consultation and care.

  • Carpal Tunnel Treatment

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is characterized by symptoms caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.

  • Arthroscopic Surgery

    A loose particle of bone or a torn meniscus produces the common symptoms of pain, clicking, locking and instability. Arthroscopic surgery, an incision smaller than a grain of rice, gets rid of those symptoms in less than half an hour.

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Two years ago Dr. D, performed a left hip replacement for me I was 73 now 75 it's the best part of my body! He is a a master doctor and has great follow ups. Just had my 2 year yesterday and it's good! Unbelievable if ever I need another he is my man. His team from start to finish is 1st class, no found in today's market.


Outstanding staff.... Efficient, caring, meticulous, doctor who listens as well as he explains procedures and strategies for a patient