Stephen A. Hunt, M.D.
Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine
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Dr. Stephen Hunt graduated from Yale University in 1996, where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He then entered medical school at the New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Next, he completed his residency at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During residency, he was recognized as a Pfizer Scholar in pain management and was selected as an administrative chief resident. After residency, he spent a year in Vail, Colorado, to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic. Recently renamed The Steadman Clinic, the institution is recognized internationally for advancing the care of shoulder, hip, and knee sports injuries through clinical and basic science research as well as for evolving new surgical techniques.
Throughout his training, he has worked with several professional sports teams, including the New York Mets, the Denver Broncos, the United States Ski Team, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. In 2008 and 2009, Dr. Hunt was the team physician for Sky Blue Soccer’s W-League team, Jersey Sky Blue. He currently serves as a game physician for Ridge High School, Bernards High School, and The Pingry School. He also serves as team orthopedist for the New York Jets.
Dr. Hunt is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. His research has been published in such journals as The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy, and the Journal of Trauma. Additionally, he has authored several chapters for orthopedic textbooks and given presentations at several orthopedic society meetings, and he recently published an editorial article on hip preservation in Arthroscopy.
He has been recognized as America's Top Orthopedist in Sports Medicine by the Consumer Research Council and received the Patient's Choice Award for Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has also been named Top Doc and recognized in the Bone & Joint Select Surgeons listing in New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Dr. Hunt has focused his training on becoming an expert in both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques for joint repair, preservation, and reconstruction of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Additionally, Dr. Hunt has specialized expertise in other sports medicine procedures, such as ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair as well as hip arthroscopy, including femoroacetabular impingement and labral repairs. Most importantly, he is committed to helping his patients get over their injuries or pain so they can get back to living active lifestyles.
- Donald J. Reape Memorial Award – Yale Men's Varsity Lacrosse: 1995,1996
- Captain – Yale Men's Varsity Lacrosse: 1996
- Greater NY Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine President's Award: 1999
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Delta Chapter: 2000
- Administrative Chief Resident – NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases: 2004-05
- Pfizer Award for Excellence in Pain Management: 2005
- New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor: 2017, 2021
- Bone & Joint Select Surgeons by New Jersey Monthly (Hip Arthroscopy): 2019, 2021
- Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
Education & Training
- Bachelor of Arts in History: Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Doctor of Medicine: NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY
- Orthopedic Surgery Internship: Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency: NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY
- Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO
- Morristown Medical Center
- Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls, LLC
- “Approximately one year ago, because of unrelenting pain in my left shoulder, I underwent a total shoulder replacement, an extremely complex surgical procedure that involves replacing the entire left shoulder joint with artificial parts. Having the benefit of 12 months to reflect on what transpired during and after the surgery, the following proverbial sayings come to mind: “you tried all the rest – now try the best”, “Have Gun Will Travel”, “the dynamic duo”, “actions speak louder than words” and “he spoke not a word, but went straight to his work”. I selected Dr. Hunt because of his stellar O.R. surgical reputation, a true professional highly regarded by those in the know. His PA Gary Racich amply rounds out the surgical team by providing essential ancillary pre-op and post-op guidance. I would be remiss if I did not mention the attending anesthesiologist Jing Cui, MD (not directly affiliated with Tri County Ortho) who was my proxy Guardian Angel throughout the procedure. Thank you Jing. The procedure itself went like clockwork and remarkably, from post-op recovery thru discharge and physical therapy, until now, I have been completely pain free and the ROM in the arm is back at 100%. As if that is not enough, the post-op suturing was so masterfully performed that the incised area is barely noticeable. Having that procedure done and selecting Dr. Hunt as my surgeon were godsend decisions. He is in a league of his own; no one holds a candle to his surgical prowess. Ronald Matineau”– Ronald M.Patient Rating:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Hunt SA. Editorial Commentary: “Loose lips sink ships” – But what about “loose hips”? Arthroscopy. 2020; 36 (8):2183-2185.
Hunt SA, Kaplan K, Ishak C, Kummer FJ, Meislin R. Bone plug versus suture fixation of the posterior horn in medial meniscus allograft transplantation: a biomechanical study. Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2008; 66 (1): 22-6.
Hunt SA, Kwon Y, Zuckerman, JD. The rotator interval: Anatomy, function, pathology, and strategies for treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007 Apr;15(4):218-27.
Hunt SA, Ropiak C, Tejwani, NC. Lisfranc joint injuries: diagnosis and treatment. American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2006 Aug;35(8):376-85.
Chen AL, Hunt SA, Hawkins RJ, Zuckerman JD. Management of bone loss associated with recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Jun 2005;36 (3): 912-25.
Farng EF, Hunt SA, Rose D, Sherman O. ACL radiofrequency thermal shrinkage: Short-term follow-up. Arthroscopy, 2005;21 (9): 1027-33.
Hunt SA, Sherman OH. Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus with correlation of outcome scoring systems. Arthroscopy. 2003 Apr;19(4):360-7.
Hunt SA, Jazrawi LM, Sherman OH. Arthroscopic management of osteoarthritis of the knee. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2002 Sep-Oct;10(5):356-63.
Stein DA, Hunt SA, Rosen JE, Sherman OH. The incidence and outcome of patella fractures after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2002 Jul-Aug;18(6):578-83.
Jazrawi LM, Kummer FJ, Simon JA, Bai B, Hunt SA, Egol KA, Koval KJ. A new technique for treatment of unstable distal femur fractures by locked double plating: A case report and biomechanical evaluation. Journal of Trauma, Jan 2000;48 (1): 87-92.
Hunt SA. Surgical treatment of acute proximal hamstring tears. In Proximal Hamstring Tears. Edited by Youm T. Switzerland: Spinger Nature Switzerland, AG, 2021.
Kwon Y, Hunt SA. Suprascapular and axillary nerve injuries. In Shoulder Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Edited by Iannotti JP, Williams GR. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2007.
Chen AL, Hunt SA, Zuckerman JD. Impression and head-splitting fractures of the proximal humerus. In Shoulder Fractures: The Practical Guide to Management, edited by Zuckerman JD, Koval KJ. New York: Thieme, 2005.
Hunt SA, Egol KA, Koval KJ. The Management of Patients with Femur Implants for Trauma. In Orthopaedic Implants: Applications, Complications and Management. Edited by Lindsay RW, Gugala Z. Awaiting publication.
Hunt SA. ICL #144. Proximal Hamstring Pearls and Pitfalls: Everything from endoscopic repair to open reconstruction. May 2019. AANA19 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Hunt SA. Current Concepts in Multiligament Knee Injuries. January 2019. Atlantic Sports Health Sports Medicine Lecture Series, Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Hip and Knee Injuries in Wrestlers. October 2018. JAG ATC Symposium, Chatham, NJ.
Hunt SA. Shoulder injuries in the workers' comp patient. April 2018. Tri-County Orthopedics Workers' Comp Seminar, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Hunt SA. Your labral tear is not the source of your hip pain. March 2018. AMC Lecture Series, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Hunt SA. Current Concepts in Multiligament Knee Injuries. September 2017. AMC Lecture Series, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Hunt SA. Hip Arthroscopy: When to refer and when NOT to operate. Grand Rounds, Valley Hospital. September 2016. Ridgewood, NJ.
Hunt SA. Hip and Pelvis Injuries in the Soccer Athlete. April 2015. JAG Symposium, Parsippany, NJ.
Hunt SA. Labral Tears of the Hip. Workers' Compensation Seminar. October 2014. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. ACL Repair and Return to Play: Ideal Scenarios. NJSIAA Symposium for Secondary School Professionals. April 2014. Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Hunt SA. Common Cycling Injuries. Morristown Freewheelers Club. January 2014. Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Hunt SA. Partial Thickness RC Tears. November 2013. AMC Lecture Series Cedar Knolls, NJ
Hunt SA. ACL Injuries in Female Athletes. NJSIAA Fall Symposium. October 2013.
Hunt SA. On Field Assessment of Pelvis, Hip, and Knee Injuries. Skylands Athletic Conference Fall Symposium. September 2013. Warren, NJ.
Hunt SA. Moderator: Management of Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee. Atlantic Sports Health Lecture Series. May 2013. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Emerging Concepts for Intra- & Extra-Articular Hip Impingement. Atlantic Sports Health Lecture Series. December 2012. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Hip and Groin Injuries in Young Athletes. Skylands Athletic Trainer Conference. October 2012. Warren, NJ.
Hunt SA. Assessing Shoulder Injuries in the Young Athlete. Atlantic Sports Health Athletic Trainer Symposium. May 2012. West Orange, NJ.
Hunt SA. Hip and Groin Injuries in Lacrosse. Skylands Athletic Trainer Conference. March 2011. Hanover, NJ.
Hunt SA. Current Concepts in Hip Arthroscopy and the Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Atlantic Sports Health Lecture Series. October 2010. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Low back, pelvis, and hip injuries in runners. Atlantic Sports Health Runners Seminar. March 2010. Florham Park, NJ.
Hunt SA. Pitfalls and Revision in ACL Injuries. Atlantic Sports Health Lecture Series. October 2009. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Labral tears of the hip. Atlantic Sports Health Athletic Trainer’s Assessment and Treatment of Sports Injuries. September 2009. Florham Park, NJ.
Hunt SA. My Aching Joints. Second Annual Atlantic Health Healthy Aging Seminar. September 2009. Morristown, NJ.
Hunt SA. Risk factors for injury in the female athlete. Atlantic Sports Health Spring Symposium. May 2007. Basking Ridge, NJ.
Hunt SA, Noble DJ, Briggs KK, Steadman JR. Are the outcomes of microfracture for isolated chondral defects in the knee related to location? Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. February 2007. San Diego, CA.
Hunt SA, Feldman DS. Distraction Arthroplasty for Adolescent AVN and Chondrolysis. Presented at the New York Pediatric Orthopaedic Society. May 2003. New York, NY.
Hunt SA, Sherman OH. Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus with correlation of outcome scoring systems. Presented at AANA April 2001. Seattle, WA.
- New York Jets, Consultant
- Bernards High School
- Ridge High School
- The Pingry School