ANDREW M. HUTTER, MD
Dr. Hutter is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose practice spans the full spectrum of orthopaedics, from fractures and athletic injuries to arthritic conditions and neck and back pain. He is proud to be practicing medicine in the community where he was raised.
While he enjoys practicing general orthopaedics, he has a special interest and expertise in musculoskeletal pain management, lumbar spine disorders, and sports-related injury. His treatment of these conditions employs the complete range of orthopaedic services, which includes physical therapy, medication, and surgery. Dr. Hutter is skilled in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, with extensive experience in rotator cuff and labral injuries of the shoulder and meniscal pathology in the knee. He also performs his own lumbar pain management procedures, including interlaminar and transforaminal epidural injections, facet injections, and caudal epidural injections with epiduroscopy. The latter is a relatively new procedure that uses a small scope to help inject medication at specific locations in the lumbar spine to break up adhesions (scar tissue). Dr. Hutter has lectured on epiduroscopy and taught courses on the technique at many places across the country.
He also possesses great expertise in orthopaedic occupational medicine. Dr. Hutter is adept at treating workplace injuries, and understands the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment to get patients back to work quickly and safely. He makes sure that the patient is an active participant in his/her recovery and also that the insurance carrier and employer are kept regularly informed of the worker’s progress.
Dr. Hutter is a certified acupuncturist as well, receiving his training through UCLA. He has used acupuncture in the treatment of both acute athletic injuries and chronic orthopaedic conditions. He has served on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He was also a contributing and reviewing editor for the AAOS 2003 Body Almanac, a book for the lay population on bone and joint health.
Dr. Hutter earned his medical degree (with honors in surgery) from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. He is a full attending at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and has a clinical appointment at the Short Hills Surgery Center in Millburn, New Jersey. He has served previously as Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Red Bull and MetroStars professional soccer team, the New Jersey Gladiators of the Arena Football League, and the New Jersey Storm of the National Lacrosse League. Additionally, he has served as an orthopaedic consultant to various local high schools.