John T Capo

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John T Capo, M.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Ortho-Hand Service)

Clinical Addresses

530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-598-2370

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Medical Specialties

Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Expertise

Hand And Wrist Surgery, Microsurgery, Nerve and Tendon Injuries, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Fracture Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities

John Capo, M.D., is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Division of Hand Surgery. Dr. Capo is regularly selected as one of the top hand surgeons in New Jersey in area surveys and has extensive experience in education and research. He is a member of numerous orthopaedic and hand societies including the AAOS, the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and serves as Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand?s Certificate of Added Qualification Testing Committee. He has served as editor of the Upper Extremity Section OKU Trauma 4 (AAOS), the Orthopaedic Technology Review and is a reviewer for numerous orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is a leading Continuing Medical Education instructor directing courses in advanced hand trauma techniques, upper extremity masters techniques, and hand, wrist and elbow fracture management.



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Board Certification

2013 — Ab Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
2013 — Ab Surgery (Surgery Of The Hand)


1988-1992 — Robert Wood Johnson Med. School, Medical Education
1992-1993 — Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Surgery), Internship
1993-1997 — Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Orthopaedics/Surgery), Residency Training
1997-1998 — Indiana University, Indiana Hand Center (Microvascular Surg), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Outcomes following extremity wound coverage with an acellular skin substitute (Integra) : a multi-center study
Adams, Julie E; Capo, John T; Rizzo, Marco
2014 SEP;80(3):293-300, Acta orthopaedica Belgica
— id: 1358032, year: 2014, vol: 80, page: 293, stat: Journal Article,

Three-dimensional analysis of elbow soft tissue footprints and anatomy
Capo, John T; Collins, Christopher; Beutel, Bryan G; Danna, Natalie R; Manigrasso, Michaele; Uko, Linda A; Chen, Linda Y
2014 Jul;:e1-e3, Journal of shoulder & elbow surgery
— id: 1070982, year: 2014, vol: , page: e1, stat: Journal Article,

Exposures of the Humerus for Fracture Fixation
Capo, John T; Criner, Katharine T; Shamian, Ben
2014 Nov;30(4):401-414, Hand clinics
— id: 1370062, year: 2014, vol: 30, page: 401, stat: Journal Article,

The use of skin substitutes in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity
Capo, John T; Kokko, Kyle P; Rizzo, Marco; Adams, Julie E; Shamian, Ben; Abernathie, Brenon; Melamed, Eitan
2014 Jun;9(2):156-165, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 1003592, year: 2014, vol: 9, page: 156, stat: Journal Article,

Biomechanical Evaluation of 5 Fixation Devices for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
Capo, John T; Melamed, Eitan; Shamian, Benhoor; Hadley, Scott R; Ng Lai, Whitney; Gerszberg, Kenny; Rivero, Steven; Caravaggi, Paolo
2014 Oct;39(10):1971-1977, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 1259742, year: 2014, vol: 39, page: 1971, stat: Journal Article,

How is Forearm Compliance Affected by Various Circumferential Dressings?
Capo, John T; Renard, Regis L; Moulton, Mark J R; Schneider, David J; Danna, Natalie R; Beutel, Bryan G; Pellegrini, Vincent D
2014 Jun;:709-713, Clinical orthopaedics & related research
— id: 1051362, year: 2014, vol: , page: 709, stat: Journal Article,

Fracture pattern characteristics and associated injuries of high-energy, large fragment, partial articular radial head fractures: a preliminary imaging analysis
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Francisco, Ramces; Tan, Virak; Preston, Jared S; Uko, Linda; Yoon, Richard S; Liporace, Frank A
2014 Dec;:?-? e116114, Journal of orthopaedics & traumatology
— id: 1419682, year: 2014, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Extensor digitorum brevis manus muscle in association with a metacarpal boss
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Li, Yinan
2014 Apr;48(2):152-154, Journal of plastic surgery & hand surgery
— id: 851632, year: 2014, vol: 48, page: 152, stat: Journal Article,

Fractures of the digits and metacarpals: when to splint and when to repair?
Shaftel, Noah D; Capo, John T
2014 Mar;22(1):2-11, Sports medicine & arthroscopy review
— id: 883532, year: 2014, vol: 22, page: 2, stat: Journal Article,

Reverse sural rotational flap in the coverage of the lower leg after musculoskeletal oncologic resection
Capo, J T; Husain, Q; Shamian, B; Beebe, K S; Patterson, F R; Preston, J S
2013 October 2013;36(10):645-650, European journal of plastic surgery
— id: 557882, year: 2013, vol: 36, page: 645, stat: Journal Article,

Hybrid compression plating for the treatment of complex distal radial fracture
Capo, J T; Shamian, B; Liporace, F; Rivero, S; Boghani, Z
2013 May-June 2013;24(3):304-307, Current orthopaedic practice
— id: 557962, year: 2013, vol: 24, page: 304, stat: Journal Article,

Outcomes of distal humerus diaphyseal injuries fixed with a single-column anatomic plate
Capo, John T; Debkowska, Monika P; Liporace, Frank; Beutel, Bryan G; Melamed, Eitan
2013 Dec;:e65-e69, International orthopaedics
— id: 831092, year: 2013, vol: , page: e65, stat: Journal Article,

Chronic scaphoid nonunion of 28-year duration treated with nonvascularized iliac crest bone graft
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Rivero, Steve
2013 Feb;2(1):79-82, Journal of wrist surgery
— id: 955372, year: 2013, vol: 2, page: 79, stat: Journal Article,

Internal Fixation of the Distal Humerus: A Comprehensive Biomechanical Study Evaluating Current Fixation Techniques
Caravaggi, Paolo; Laratta, Joseph L; Yoon, Richard S; Biasio, Justin De; Ingargiola, Michael; Frank, Matthew A; Capo, John T; Liporace, Frank A
2013 Jul;:448-457, Journal of orthopaedic trauma
— id: 585832, year: 2013, vol: , page: 448, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of dorsal perilunate dislocations and fracture-dislocations using a standardized protocol
Capo, John T; Corti, Sandro J; Shamian, Ben; Nourbakhsh, Ali; Tan, Virak; Kaushal, Neil; Debkowska, Monika
2012 Dec;7(4):380-387, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 955362, year: 2012, vol: 7, page: 380, stat: Journal Article,

Corrective osteotomy and local bone grafting for extra-articular malunion of the proximal phalanx
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Lim, Philip K
2012 ;17(3):399-403, Hand surgery
— id: 179363, year: 2012, vol: 17, page: 399, stat: Journal Article,

Percutaneous screw fixation without bone grafting of scaphoid non-union
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Rizzo, Marco
2012 Dec;14(12):729-732, Israel Medical Association journal
— id: 220872, year: 2012, vol: 14, page: 729, stat: Journal Article,

Closed sagittal band injury due to low energy trauma
Capo, John T; Shamian, Ben; Rossy, William; Hashem, Jenifer
2012 Aug;41(8):374-377, American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, NJ)
— id: 179364, year: 2012, vol: 41, page: 374, stat: Journal Article,

Initial management of open hand fractures in an emergency department
Capo, John T; Hall, Michael; Nourbakhsh, Ali; Tan, Virak; Henry, Patrick
2011 Dec;40(12):E243-E248, American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, NJ)
— id: 179365, year: 2011, vol: 40, page: E243, stat: Journal Article,

Triquetral autograft for restoration of the lunate fossa of the distal radius: a case report
Capo, John T; Husain, Qasim; Pyun, Joseph S; Preston, Jared S; Shamian, Ben; Kinchelow, Tosca
2011 Dec;6(4):438-441, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 955352, year: 2011, vol: 6, page: 438, stat: Journal Article,

Subcutaneous anterior transposition versus decompression and medial epicondylectomy for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome
Capo, John T; Jacob, Glen; Maurer, Robert J; Nourbakhsh, Ali; Preston, Jared S
2011 Nov;34(11):e713-e717, Orthopedics (Thorofare NJ)
— id: 179368, year: 2011, vol: 34, page: e713, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of a segmental defect in open radial and ulnar shaft fractures using rhBMP-2 and iliac crest bone graft: a case report
Capo, John T; Marcus, Matthew S; Shamian, Ben
2011 Dec;6(4):424-428, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 955342, year: 2011, vol: 6, page: 424, stat: Journal Article,

Proximal carpal row dislocation: a case report
Capo, John T; Armbruster, Edward J; Hashem, Jenifer
2010 Dec;5(4):444-448, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 179366, year: 2010, vol: 5, page: 444, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of extra-articular distal radial malunions with an intramedullary implant
Capo, John T; Hashem, Jenifer; Orillaza, Nathanial S; Tan, Virak; Warburton, Mark; Bonilla, Larissa
2010 Jun;35(6):892-899, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179370, year: 2010, vol: 35, page: 892, stat: Journal Article,

Shou yu wan guan jie wei chuang shou shu tu pu = [Atlas of minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery]
Capo, John T; Tan, Virak
Bei jing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2010,
— id: 180035, year: 2010, vol: , page: ?, stat: ,

Osteoid osteoma of the thumb: a case report
Galdi, Balazs; Capo, John T; Nourbakhsh, Ali; Patterson, Francis
2010 Dec;5(4):423-426, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 179367, year: 2010, vol: 5, page: 423, stat: Journal Article,

The treatment of complex fractures and fracture-dislocations of the hand
Jupiter, Jesse B; Hastings, Hill 2nd; Capo, John T
2010 ;59:333-341, Instructional course lectures (American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
— id: 179371, year: 2010, vol: 59, page: 333, stat: Journal Article,

Elbow instability associated with bicolumnar fracture of the distal humerus: report of three cases
Lu, Huangling T; Guitton, Thierry G; Capo, John T; Ring, David
2010 Jul;35(7):1126-1129, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179369, year: 2010, vol: 35, page: 1126, stat: Journal Article,

Biomechanical stability of four fixation constructs for distal radius fractures
Capo, John T; Kinchelow, Tosca; Brooks, Kenneth; Tan, Virak; Manigrasso, Michaele; Francisco, Kristin
2009 Sep;4(3):272-278, Hand (New York, N.Y.)
— id: 179379, year: 2009, vol: 4, page: 272, stat: Journal Article,

Accuracy of fluoroscopy in closed reduction and percutaneous fixation of simulated Bennett's fracture
Capo, John T; Kinchelow, Tosca; Orillaza, Nathaniel S; Rossy, William
2009 Apr;34(4):637-641, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179376, year: 2009, vol: 34, page: 637, stat: Journal Article,

Bilateral comminuted radial shaft fractures from a single gunshot: fixation with alternative techniques
Capo, John T; Liporace, Frank; Ng, Damon; Caruso, Steve
2009 Apr;38(4):194-198, American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, NJ)
— id: 177402, year: 2009, vol: 38, page: 194, stat: Journal Article,

Osteochondral autografting for acute articular defect of the metacarpal head: case report
Capo, John T; Orillaza, Nathaniel S Jr
2009 Feb;34(2):309-312, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179380, year: 2009, vol: 34, page: 309, stat: Journal Article,

Percutaneous management of scaphoid nonunions
Capo, John T; Orillaza, Nathaniel S Jr; Slade, Joseph F 3rd
2009 Mar;13(1):23-29, Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery
— id: 179377, year: 2009, vol: 13, page: 23, stat: Journal Article,

Carpal boss in an adolescent: case report
Capo, John T; Orillaza, Nathaniel S; Lim, Philip K
2009 Dec;34(10):1808-1810, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179373, year: 2009, vol: 34, page: 1808, stat: Journal Article,

External fixation of distal radius fractures: effect of distraction and duration
Capo, John T; Rossy, William; Henry, Patrick; Maurer, Robert J; Naidu, Sanjiv; Chen, Linda
2009 Nov;34(9):1605-1611, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179374, year: 2009, vol: 34, page: 1605, stat: Journal Article,

Distal radius fractures
Liporace, Frank A; Adams, Mark R; Capo, John T; Koval, Kenneth J
2009 Nov-Dec;23(10):739-748, Journal of orthopaedic trauma
— id: 115407, year: 2009, vol: 23, page: 739, stat: Journal Article,

A comparison of the effects of ibuprofen and rofecoxib on rabbit fibula osteotomy healing
O'Connor, J Patrick; Capo, John T; Tan, Virak; Cottrell, Jessica A; Manigrasso, Michaele B; Bontempo, Nicholas; Parsons, J Russell
2009 Oct;80(5):597-605, Acta orthopaedica
— id: 179372, year: 2009, vol: 80, page: 597, stat: Journal Article,

Readability and comprehensibility of patient education material in hand-related web sites
Wang, Steve W; Capo, John T; Orillaza, Nathaniel
2009 Sep;34(7):1308-1315, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179375, year: 2009, vol: 34, page: 1308, stat: Journal Article,

Hemicondylar hamate replacement arthroplasty for proximal interphalangeal joint fracture dislocations: an assessment of graft suitability
Capo, John T; Hastings, Hill 2nd; Choung, Edward; Kinchelow, Tosca; Rossy, William; Steinberg, Bruce
2008 May-Jun;33(5):733-739, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179381, year: 2008, vol: 33, page: 733, stat: Journal Article,

Biomechanical stability of different fixation constructs for ORIF of radial neck fractures
Capo, John T; Svach, David; Ahsgar, John; Orillaza, Nathaniel S; Sabatino, Christopher T
2008 Oct;31(10):?-?, Orthopedics (Thorofare NJ)
— id: 179378, year: 2008, vol: 31, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Atlas of minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery
Capo, John T; Tan, Virak
New York : Informa Healthcare, c2008,
— id: 180034, year: 2008, vol: , page: ?, stat: ,

Internal fixation of distal radius fractures with novel intramedullary implants
Brooks, Kenneth R; Capo, John T; Warburton, Mark; Tan, Virak
2006 Apr;445:42-50, Clinical orthopaedics & related research
— id: 179383, year: 2006, vol: 445, page: 42, stat: Journal Article,

External fixation techniques for distal radius fractures
Capo, John T; Swan, Kenneth G Jr; Tan, Virak
2006 Apr;445:30-41, Clinical orthopaedics & related research
— id: 179382, year: 2006, vol: 445, page: 30, stat: Journal Article,

The V-sling: a modified medial intermuscular septal sling for anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve
Tan, Virak; Pope, Jeff; Daluiski, Aaron; Capo, John T; Weiland, Andrew J
2004 Mar;29(2):325-327, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 179384, year: 2004, vol: 29, page: 325, stat: Journal Article,