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.


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... 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... 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,... Continue Reading

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue Reading