John Scanaliato, MD


John grew up on the beaches of Long Island, New York, before obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. Prior to medical school, he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC, as a project manager and systems analyst. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Maryland, before beginning residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in El Paso, Texas. John plans on pursuing a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery. In his free time, Dr. Scanaliato enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which he holds a blue belt, hiking and cycling.


Acetabular Labral Tear

Acetabular labral tears are a common cause of athletic hip pain in adolescent and young adult populations. Often secondary to femeoracetabular impingement (FAI) or hip dysplasia, labral tears affect the underlying suction-seal of the femoral-head-acetabulum ball-and-socket, and lead to pain, apprehension and instability. Certain repetitive motions or sports predispose athletes or individuals to labral tears. Specifically, hip flexion, adduction and... Continue Reading

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder labral tears are a common finding in patients with shoulder instability. Often secondary to a traumatic shoulder dislocation, these tears can lead to progressive and debilitating instability. When associated with a bony fleck off of the glenoid, these tears are known as Bankart lesions. They are often associated with a Hill Sachs deformity, which is an indentation on the... Continue Reading

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common cause of hip pain in young and middle-aged individuals. It is caused by an underlying anatomical abnormality which alters the normal biomechanics of the hip joint. FAI can arise from abnormalities on both the femoral and/or acetabular side of the hip joint. On the acetabular side, an overgrowth or protrusion of the acetabular rim... Continue Reading

Jones Fracture

Proximal fifth metatarsal base fractures, or Jones fractures, are a common injury sustained by both athletes and laypeople alike. Often occurring secondary to trauma, Jones fractures occur in a vascular watershed area about the fifth metatarsal base. Owing to the decreased and variable bloodflow in the area, these fractures are prone to nonunion or delayed union. Traditionally, Jones fractures were... Continue Reading

Superior Labral From Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Tear

A superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) tear is a specific injury to the glenoid labrum that commonly affects overhead athletes. A SLAP tear occurs to the superior aspect of the labrum. Unlike anterior or posterior labral tears, which confer a high degree of instability, SLAP tears commonly cause progressive and debilitating pain, especially in overhead athlete. They... Continue Reading

Open Fracture

Open fractures can be a catastrophic injury. Often associated with high-energy injury mechanisms, with substantial morbidity and mortality, these fractures are among the most serious treated by orthopaedic surgeons. While open fractures of the fingers are the most common, open fractures of weight-bearing long bones (i.e. tibia or radius) often require multiple surgeries or meticulous soft-tissue management to appropriately treat.... Continue Reading

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Foot ulcerations in the setting of diabetes are difficult to manage conditions which can often lead to foot and/or leg amputation. Due to profound neurological and microvascular damage, individuals with poorly controlled diabetes are prone to developing slow-healing, indolent, chronic wounds which challenge even the most skilled wound care nurses. In the setting of a poor healing milieu, diabetic foot... Continue Reading

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (NSTI)

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (also known as necrotizing fasciitis) are deadly, rapidly progressive, soft-tissue infections which, if untreated, are universally fatal. Due to the rate of expansion, and often unrealized extent of disease at presentation, amputation is usually the mainstay of treatment for necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities. While definitive closure is always the goal, oftentimes patients are subjected to... Continue Reading

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is one of the few true orthopaedic emergencies. Characterized by increased osseofascial compartment pressures leading to subsequent decreased perfusion and blood flow, this condition can lead to rapid muscle death. As a result of this muscle death, patients can suffer from a variety of outcomes to include loss of function, neurological deficits or even infection and eventual amputation.... Continue Reading

Skin Burns

Skin burns can be catastrophic injuries, and often require multiple debridements and surgeries to achieve eventual skin regeneration. While partial-thickness burns are often managed with local wound care and dressings, full-thickness burns to the dermal layer often require multiple staged-surgeries in order to achieve acceptable soft-tissue coverage. Burns are broadly classified into four categories: erythema/superficial, superficial-partial thickness, deep-partial thickness and... Continue Reading