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Craig Israelite, MD

Craig Israelite, MD Surgeon

Co-Director of Knee Service
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Israelite is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Craig Israelite

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue in 2002, and 2010 - 2016

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acetabulum Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis (Fusions)
  • Artificial Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Lesions
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cementless Total Hip Replacement
  • Ceramic Hip Replacement
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Hip Disease
  • Crystal Arthritis
  • Crystal-Induced Arthropathies
  • Femur Fracture
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Hip (Non-Operative)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Deformities
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Infection
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Hip Trauma
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee (Non-Operative)
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Avascular Necrosis
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Deformities
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fractures Repair
  • Knee Infection
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Knee Loose Bodies
  • Knee Malalignment
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Knee Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Knee Trauma
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Paget's Disease
  • Patella Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Operative Infection
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Sport Related Hip Injury
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons, National Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Local Medical Advisory and Professional Education Committee Arthritis Foundation Easter Chapter, Local National Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, National National Osteonecrosis Foundation, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Israelite is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Berman, A.T., Bosacco, S.J., Parks, B.G., Israelite, C.L., Austin, D.K., Farrell, E.D., Quartararo, L.G.: Compression arthrodesis of the ankle by triangular external fixation: Biomechanical and clinical evaluation. Orthopaedics 22 (12): 1129-1134,1999.

Berman, A.T., Parmet, J.L., Israelite, C.L., Harding, S.P., Chandrasekaran, K., Horrow, J.C., Singer, R., Rosenberg, H.: Emboli observed with use of transesophageal echocardiography immediately after tourniquet release during total knee arthroplasty with cement. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 80 (3): 389-396,1998.

Berman, A.T., Quartararo, L.G., Farrell, E.D., Israelite, C.L., Blyakher, A.A.: Treatment of high-energy gunshot wounds to the extremity with the Ilizarov small wire external fixator. Genji Ortopedii (Russian) 3 : 39-45,1998.

Quartararo, L.G., Israelite, C.L., Blyakher, A.A, Berman, A.T., Mazur, D., Szabo, J.: The use of the Ilizarov external fixator for traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle; An explanation of the technique and clinical review. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons : 1998.

Quartararo, L.G., Israelite, C.L., Berman, A.T., Blyakher, A.A., Gordon, J.: The treatment of intra-articular tibia fractures with small wire fixation: An explanation of technique and clinical review. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons : 1998.

Israelite, C.L., Quartararo, L.G., Blyakher, A.A., Berman, A.T., Scopp, J.: Biomechanical analysis of tibial intramedullary rods: To cast or not to cast. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons : 1998.

Israelite, C.L., Quartararo, L.G., Blyakher, A.A., Berman, A.T.: Talar fracture/dislocations: A new treatment using the Ilizarov technique. American Society for the Advancement of the Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI) International Meeting : 1998.

Quartararo, L.G., Israelite, C.L., Berman, A.T., Blyakher, A.A.: Calcaneal fractures: Treatment using the Ilizarov technique. American Society for the Advancement of the Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI) International Meeting : 1998.

Cordover, A., Israelite, C.L.: Pseudoaneurysm following femur fracture: A case report. Orthopaedics 20 (11): 1086-1087,1997.

Quartararo, L.G., Berman, A.T., Israelite, C.L., Blyakher, A.A., Scopp, J.M.: The Ilizarov external factor for treatment of tibial nonunion. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons : 1997.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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