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Dr. James W. Cahill, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

5/5(1)
87 Summit Ave Hackensack New Jersey, 07601
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Dr. James W. Cahill is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship trained sports medicine and reconstruction specialist. His award-winning private practice, Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement, is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. In practice for over 20 years, he is a senior attending physician and one of the founding members of the Center for Joint Replacement at Hackensack Medical Center. He was also affiliated with Holy Name Hospital in the Valley Hospital.

Education and Training

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 0

The Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Degree 0

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)

Robotic Surgery for Joint Replacements (MAKO)

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair

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Dr. James W. Cahill, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Calf twitch

    You run quite a bit. This can result in overuse injuries. You should see a sports medicine specialist or your internist. They may refer you to a neurologist. READ MORE

  • Yoga and herniated lumbar disc

    No it is not , follow your Ortho MD’s advice READ MORE

  • Cool sensation running down tendon after extensor tendoniti

    You should get an evaluation from a different orthopedist 1 foot in ankle specialist. You may need an MRI. See your internist about a possible tick borne illness. READ MORE

  • Long-term knee pain?

    Hello, You are not supposed to have long-term knee pain at your age. An evaluation from a board certified orthopedic surgeon can definitely give you some insight as to why you are hurting. You are still growing. Overuse injuries are very common in your age group. I’m confident you can improve with a good evaluation. Please get seen. Thank you. READ MORE

  • A little worried?

    I think you need to see a dermatologist or your family physician for this. This is really not in orthopedic issues. Best of luck to you READ MORE

  • What to do about my foot pain?

    This is likely due to possible overuse and inflammation. You did not mention if you had an injury. I’m not sure if your low muscle tone condition is contributing as well. If you are able some anti-inflammatory medication over-the-counter maybe a benefit. Please make sure you do not have any G.I. side effects to these medicines. Such medicines consist of Advil ibuprofen Aleve. You may also use Tylenol. If he’s not improve in the near term ie 5 to 7 days please get an evaluation from an orthopedist with foot and ankle experience READ MORE

  • At what point do you need surgery for tendonitis?

    Hello, happy to help you. It really depends where it is and for how long you’ve had it. It also would depend on what type of conservative i.e. non-operative treatment you have had. A good board-certified orthopedic surgeon can help you with this. Try to see someone who has a reputation for being conservative and not too quick to perform surgery. READ MORE

  • Scared of ALS?

    I understand your concerns and overall level of fear regarding ALS. It is certainly not very likely. You should get a thorough examination from a neurologist. Fingers can lock for several reasons. You can have an orthopedic hand specialist check it out. Happy to give you advice but this needs more than justAn email type answer. The odds are very much in your favor that you do not have ALS READ MORE

  • Would a terratoma change the skeletal structure?

    That would be atypical. Every case is different of course. I would consult the team that has been treating you. READ MORE

  • Calf injury?

    Please get an evaluation from an orthopedic MD immediately.. You should also have an ultrasound test in my opinion to make sure you did not have a blood clot behind your leg. Do this urgently. Happy to help out but this needs to be seen and it’s not appropriate for online medical advice READ MORE

  • Is it normal to have this knee pain?

    I have seen your issue many times. You may have some irregular, rough or damaged cartilage in the vicinity of your kneecap. Fortunately this discomfort only happens when you are sitting in that position. It would be worth visiting an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. Knowledge is power. READ MORE

  • Hand and wrist injury?

    If you are 15 please involve your parents in your medical care. You should get an evaluation and x-ray. READ MORE

  • Can you help me, I am getting worse?

    Please get a GYN evaluation. Your internist may also suggest a rheumatology evaluation. Hep C is curable in this day and age READ MORE

  • What should I do if my ankle hurts after running?

    Yes you should see a doctor. You can have tendinitis or other syndromes from running. A good orthopedic/sports medicine or foot and ankle Specialist can be helpful READ MORE

  • Did I break my middle finger?

    Please make sure your parents are aware of your injury. Do you need an evaluation from an orthopedist or hand specialist. READ MORE

  • Constant hip pain?

    Hello, Sorry to hear that you’re hurting. Pain in the hip can be multi factorial. Pain behind the hip can be from a back issue. Particularly that radiates. Pinched nerves in bed discs can do this. Pain on the side can be from bursitis, which is a fraction of a tendon rubbing against the bone. A small fluid filled sac becomes inflamed. Arthritis typically causes groin pain or stiffness of the twisting motion in the hip. I would recommend you get checked by your internist or orthopedist. READ MORE

  • Foot drop?

    Yes it can if you walk with an abnormal gait. A physiatrist or p.m. and our doctor can evaluate this for you. I would imagine you use braces on your ankle. READ MORE

  • What causes knee swelling?

    Happy to help you. Swelling is generally caused by inflammation in the lining of the knee called the synovium. If you have some creaking and cracking, that could be a form of rough cartilage inside your knees called chondromalacia. You are quite young. If this continues to happen, you should probably get an MRI. You said you saw a doctor, but did not say what type. You should definitely see an orthopedist. READ MORE

  • What’s wrong with my ankle and foot?

    Many people your age have overuse type injuries of tendons and growing developing bones. These do often not show up on x-rays. A skilled orthopedist would ideally be helpful READ MORE

  • Abscess treatment?

    Yes, you should be seen by your family doctor. Urgent care is also an option. You may need hospitalization and/or for the treatment. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

arthroscopic surgery of shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle; ACL reconstruction; hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement; adult and pediatric sports medicine; cartilage repair and restoration; and trauma

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Senior Attending Physician Center for Joint Replacement at Hackensack Medical Center -

Awards

  • Top Doctor Year Castle Connolly 
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020) Year  
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020) Year  
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020) Year  
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree 2020  

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons  
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America  
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons  
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Association  
  • Bergen County Medical Society  
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine  

Fellowships

  • The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in New York sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics 

Internships

  • Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowships

  • The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, New Jersey Orthopedic Association, Bergen County Medical Society, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine

Dr. James W. Cahill, MD's Practice location

Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replac

87 Summit Ave -
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. James W. Cahill, who serves patients in New Jersey.

Dr. Cahill is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained sports medicine and reconstruction specialist. His award-winning private practice, Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement, is proudly affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. 

Stressing an individual and personalized approach to patient care, Dr. Cahill specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including: arthroscopic surgery of shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle; ACL reconstruction; hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement; adult and pediatric sports medicine; cartilage repair and restoration; and trauma. 

“My initial approach to most injuries is a non-operative attempt to avoid surgery when possible. When surgical treatment is necessary, current reconstructive techniques can return patients to a full level of activity. Over the past five years, surgical techniques have advanced considerably. We are able to achieve excellent levels of success in patient satisfaction. We are also much better in controlling the discomfort often associated with surgical treatment specifically, joint replacement surgery” expressed the doctor. 

In practice for over twenty years, he is a senior attending physician and one of the founding members of the Center for Joint Replacement at Hackensack Medical Center. He is also affiliated with Holy Name Hospital and Valley Hospital.

Pertaining to his educational background, Dr. Cahill graduated with his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Furthering his training, he performed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He followed this up with fellowships in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics at The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in New York.

Utilizing science and technology, he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

In good standing with a number of professional organizations, Dr. Cahill is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the New Jersey Orthopedic Association, the Bergen County Medical Society, and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Additionally, he is certified in Robotic Surgery for Joint Replacements (MAKO), and in Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Currently, Dr. Cahill has particular interests in joint replacements, arthroscopic shoulder and knee ligament repair/reconstructive surgery as well as treatment of cartilage injuries. He has lectured on and participated in original research for the treatment of cartilage injuries that ultimately require cartilage repair and reconstruction. 

Having been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as well as Inside Jersey Top Doctors, his other awards and honors include: On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Patients’ Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), and Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2020).

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