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Craig Wright M.D.

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Meet Dr. Craig Wright, a distinguished orthopedic surgeon and founding member of Academy Orthopedics. Dr. Wright is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a proud member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Orthopedic Trauma Association. Born and raised in Totowa, Dr. Wright takes great pride in serving and caring for patients from his own community in North Jersey.

With his exceptional expertise as a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wright specializes in orthopedic traumatology and direct anterior hip replacement surgery. He received his intensive training at the renowned Kuntscher Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Louisville, one of the nation’s first and busiest Level 1 trauma centers. During his time there, Dr. Wright gained comprehensive exposure to managing complex long bone and pelvic ring injuries, showcasing his mastery in caring for patients from the moment of injury to the planning of fracture stabilization and post-operative care.

While in Louisville, Dr. Wright also honed his skills as a hip replacement surgeon under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides, a nationally recognized authority in direct anterior approach total-hip replacement and one of the busiest surgeons in the field. Driven by a passion for innovation and minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Wright specializes in less-invasive direct anterior total hip replacement using the MAKO Robotic Navigation System. This technique allows for less trauma to the muscles surrounding the hip joint thereby facilitating a faster recovery and ensuring precise implant positioning for optimal outcomes.

Dr. Wright’s educational journey encompasses prestigious institutions that have shaped his outstanding career. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Seton Hall University, where he distinguished himself as Chief Resident. His medical degree was earned at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, building a solid foundation for his exceptional clinical skills. Prior to medical school, Dr. Wright graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he excelled both academically and athletically as a four-year varsity wrestler, representing one of the country’s premier athletic and academic institutions.

In addition to his work at OrthoEast, Dr. Wright serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Seton Hall University, actively contributing to the education and training of aspiring orthopedic surgeons. This commitment to stay active in resident education ensures that he remains at the forefront of orthopedic research and technology, bringing the latest advancements to his patients. Dr. Wright is currently accepting new patients in the Wayne and Morristown offices.


Dr. Craig Wright’s Specialties

Dr. Wright specializes in orthopedic traumatology and direct anterior hip replacement surgery.

  • check Adult & Pediatric Complex Fractures
  • check Musculoskeletal Infections
  • check Post-Traumatic Arthritis & Standard Joint Replacement
  • check Limb Deformity
  • check Non-union Fractures
  • check Mako Robotic Assisted Muscle Sparing Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
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Dr. Craig Wright’s Education & Achievements

Get to know Dr. Wright — a leading orthopedic surgeon at Academy Orthopaedics.

  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School

Seton Hall University

Trauma Fellowship at the University of Louisville Kuntscher Orthopedics

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
Casey M. Pierce, M.D.
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Dr. Craig Wright’s Publications

Are complications related to the perineal post on orthopaedic traction tables for surgical fracture fixation more common than we think? A systematic review

Traumatic Diastasis of the Pubic Symphysis-A Review of Fixation Method Outcomes

Comparison between suprapatellar and parapatellar approaches for intramedullary nailing of the tibia. Cadaveric study

Patient activity after total hip arthroplasty: a comparison of three different bearing surfaces