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Charles Melone, Jr.

  • PROFESSOR Orthopaedics
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Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certifications

  • Hand Surgery

Education

  • MD, Georgetown University

  • Internship, Surgery
    Nassau University Medical Center

  • Residency, Surgery
    Nassau University Medical Center

  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Nassau University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery
    New York University School of Medicine

Biography

    Charles P. Melone, Jr., M.D. specializes in sports injuries to the hand & wrist, arthritis of the hand & wrist, wrist fractures, fracture-dislocations, scleroderma, microsurgery and carpal tunnel syndrome.  Over the past 40 years in practice, Dr. Melone has gained a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable hand surgeons in the United States.

    Dr. Melone is Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He also received the Distinguished Service Citation from New York University Medical School in 1999.

    Dr. Melone has committed himself to many professional organizations.  He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand from 1991-1992.  He successfully completed the Certificate of Added Qualification in 1993 and more recently, once again 2003.  In 1994 he was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the New York State Athletic Commission.  Furthermore, Dr. Melone acts as a hand consultant for the Scleroderma Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.

    Dr. Melone has served as a hand surgery consultant for the majority of New York and New Jersey professional sports teams and the New York City Public School Athletic League.

    His academics are as extensive and impressive as his surgical accomplishments.  Whether presenting, moderating or chairing, Dr. Melone has participated in over 115 lectures and post-graduate courses on hand surgery across the country and has written over 50 articles on various topics in hand surgery ranging from hand injuries in boxers and distal radius fractures to scleroderma, a vascular, connective tissue and immune disease which affects the hand.  His fracture classification called the Melone Classification of the Distal Radius Fractures is based on various fracture patterns and is taught to aspiring orthopaedic/hand surgeons to enhance their diagnostic and management skills.

    Dr. Melone received his undergraduate as well as medical degree from Georgetown University.  He has served as a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown and has established an endowment in his father’s name, Charles P. Melone, Sr., M.D.

Awards

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    Police Department of the City of New York Honorary Police Surgeon New York, New York June 1, 2010

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    Castle Connolly Top Doctor 10 Consecutive years in the New York metro area

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    Appointed Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon for Georgetown University Basketball Program 2010 – 2011

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    Certificate of Appreciation – Georgetown University Board of Regents July 1, 1995 – June 30, 2001

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    Certificate of Appreciation – Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter Manhattan 2015

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    The Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State Chapter Gala - Honoree for Research & treatment in Patients with Scleroderma. Elmont, NY October, 1998

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    Helping Hand Brings Sunshine “Dust to Dawn Award” Honoring service in response to the earthquake in Haiti New York 2010

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    United Scleroderma Foundation – Honoree for Research & Treatment in Patients with Scleroderma. New York, NY May 1997

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    Certificate of Appreciation – Georgetown University Loyalty Society 2/2010 Greater New York Hospital Association Honoring Haiti Heros: Recognizing Haitian Earthquake Medical Responders New York, New York May 27, 2010

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    Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Service Award - November, 2011

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    Arthritis Foundation Awards Gala – NY Chapter Founders’ Award Recipient Dr. Charles P. Melone,Jr., MD November 12, 2015

  • 1991 - Present
    Best Doctor in New York Magazine 24 Consecutive years

Research

Evaluation of Suture Materials and Tendon Healing.

Evaluation of Freeze-Dried Tendon Grafts.

Evaluation of Effect of Hematoma within the Digital Flexor Sheath.

Scientific Exhibit - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Use of four dimensional X-ray techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery – 1973.

Scientific Exhibit - American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Treatment of Scaphoid Pseudoarthrosis with Bone Grafting and Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields.
Annual Meeting, 1986

Scientific Exhibit - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. An Anatomic Classification of Distal Radius Articular Fractures. Annual Meeting – 1992

Delayed Flap Resurfacing for Digital Tip Amputations with Exposed Bone.

Usage of Integra for Hand Surgery – Dupuytren’s Contracture and Scleroderma

Publications

Isani A, Melone CP. Classification and management of intra-articular fractures of the distal radius. Hand clinics 1988 Aug; 4(3).

Melone CP. Open treatment for displaced articular fractures of the distal radius. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1986 Jan;(202).

Nathan R, Lester B, Melone CP. The acutely injured wrist. An anatomic basis for operative treatment. Orthopaedic review 1987 Jun; 16(6).

Isani A, Melone CP. Ligamentous injuries of the hand in athletes. Clinics in sports medicine 1986 Oct; 5(4).

Melone CP. Rigid fixation of phalangeal and metacarpal fractures. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 1986 Jul; 17(3).

Melone CP, Beavers B, Isani A. The basal joint pain syndrome. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1987 Jul;(220).

Melone CP. Joint injuries of the fingers and thumb. Emergency medicine clinics of North America 1985 May; 3(2).

Melone CP, Grad JB. Primary care of fingernail injuries. Emergency medicine clinics of North America 1985 May; 3(2).

Melone CP, Isani A. Anesthesia for hand injuries. Emergency medicine clinics of North America 1985 May; 3(2).

Melone CP. Articular fractures of the distal radius. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 1984 Apr; 15(2).

Melone CP, Beasley RW, Carstens JH. The thenar flap--An analysis of its use in 150 cases. The Journal of hand surgery 1982 May; 7(3).

Melone CP. Scaphoid fractures: concepts of management. Clinics in plastic surgery 1981 Jan; 8(1).

Leber C, Melone CP. Total elbow replacement. Orthopaedic review 1988 Sep; 17(9).

Melamed E, Polatsch DB, Beldner S, Melone CP. Simulated distal interphalangeal joint fusion of the index and middle fingers in 0° and 20° of flexion: a comparison of grip strength and dexterity. The Journal of hand surgery 2014 Oct; 39(10).

Raskin KB, Melone CP. Unstable articular fractures of the distal radius. Comparative techniques of ligamentotaxis. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 1993 Apr; 24(2).

Rettig ME, Raskin KB, Melone CP. Clinical applications of MR imaging in hand and wrist surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America 1995 May; 3(2).

Melone CP, McLoughlin JC, Beldner S. Surgical management of the hand in scleroderma. Current opinion in rheumatology 1999 Nov; 11(6).

Melone CP, Beldner S, Basuk RS. Thumb collateral ligament injuries. An anatomic basis for treatment. Hand clinics 2000 Aug; 16(3).

Hame SL, Melone CP. Boxer's knuckle. Traumatic disruption of the extensor hood. Hand clinics 2000 Aug; 16(3).

Melone CP, Murphy MS, Raskin KB. Perilunate injuries. Repair by dual dorsal and volar approaches. Hand clinics 2000 Aug; 16(3).

Hame SL, Melone CP. Boxer's knuckle in the professional athlete. The American journal of sports medicine; 28(6).

Beldner S, Zlotolow DA, Melone CP, Agnes AM, Jones MH. Anatomy of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous and superficial radial nerves in the forearm: a cadaveric and clinical study. The Journal of hand surgery 2005 Nov; 30(6).

Polatsch DB, Melone CP, Beldner S, Incorvaia A. Ulnar nerve anatomy. Hand clinics 2007 Aug; 23(3).

Melone CP, Polatsch DB, Beldner S. Disabling hand injuries in boxing: boxer's knuckle and traumatic carpal boss. Clinics in sports medicine 2009 Oct; 28(4).

Rettig ME, Dassa GL, Raskin KB, Melone CP. Wrist fractures in the athlete. Distal radius and carpal fractures. Clinics in sports medicine 1998 Jul; 17(3).

Melone CP, Polatsch DB, Beldner S, Khorsandi M. Volar plate repair for posttraumatic hyperextension deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) 2010 Apr; 39(4).

Golimbu CN, Firooznia H, Melone CP, Rafii M, Weinreb J, Leber C. Tears of the triangular fibrocartilage of the wrist: MR imaging. Radiology 1989 Dec; 173(3).

Melone CP. Distal radius fractures: patterns of articular fragmentation. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 1993 Apr; 24(2).

Berkowitz AR, Melone CP, Belsky MR. Pisiform-hamate coalition with ulnar neuropathy. The Journal of hand surgery 1992 Jul; 17(4).

Melone CP, Polatsch DB, Flink G, Horak B, Beldner S. Scapholunate interosseous ligament disruption in professional basketball players: treatment by direct repair and dorsal ligamentoplasty. Hand clinics 2012 Aug; 28(3).

Melone CP, Taras JS. Distal ulna resection, extensor carpi ulnaris tenodesis, and dorsal synovectomy for the rheumatoid wrist. Hand clinics 1991 May; 7(2).

Melone CP, Nathan R. Traumatic disruption of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. Pathoanatomy. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1992 Feb;(275).

Melone CP, Polatsch DB. Surgical treatment of scapholunate dissociation in the professional basketball player: commentary. Hand clinics 2012 Aug; 28(3).

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Dr. Melone, Jr. did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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