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Carissa Meyer, MD, FAAOS
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  • Hand Surgery
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 201-343-2277


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25 Prospect Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

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311 Bay Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

311 Bay Avenue
Suite 203
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Arthrography
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular cartilage restoration
  • Bone bruise
  • Bone health
  • Bone scan
  • Bruise
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage transplant
  • Closed fixation
  • Closed reduction
  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Coordination
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Deformed bone
  • Difficulty straightening fingers
  • Dislocation
  • Extra fingers
  • Fasciectomy
  • Fractures
  • Fused fingers
  • Hand deformity
  • Hand pain
  • Image - guided procedures
  • Increase endurance
  • Increase strength
  • Inflamed tissue removal
  • Joint analysis
  • Joint aspiration
  • Joint diseases and injuries
  • Joint problems
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Little leaguer elbow
  • Loss of feeling
  • Loss of pinch strength
  • Lump beneath palm skin
  • Missing skin
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Nerve compression of the arm
  • Nerve compression of the upper extremity
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Nerve problem
  • Numbness
  • OSA
  • Occasional tingling
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteotomy
  • Paget disease
  • Pediatric orthopedic
  • Pinched nerve
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Plyometric
  • Polydactyly
  • Preventive care
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Reduced grip
  • Reduced strength
  • Rehabilitation plan
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe cuts on fingers
  • Severe cuts on hands
  • Splinting
  • Stiffness
  • Strains
  • Syndactyly
  • Synovectomy
  • Synvisc
  • Synvisc one
  • Tendon release
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Trauma - orthopedic
  • Weight training

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Medical School

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


  • B.A., Political Science, Amherst College, Amherst, MA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


  • Hand Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX
  • Hand Surgery, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hand Fellowship, New York, NY

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

About Me

Carissa Meyer, MD is a member of Summit Health’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team. Dr. Meyer is a board certified, fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in operative and nonoperative treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the hand and upper extremities in patients of all ages. In addition to fracture and other trauma, Dr. Meyer treats overuse injuries and tendonitis, including trigger finger, nerve compression such as carpal tunnel, arthritis, TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex) injuries, tennis and golf elbow, Dupuytren's contracture as well as all pediatric conditions, including congenital hand differences. Dr. Meyer is also extremely passionate about educating on carpal tunnel syndrome and dispelling some common misconceptions around the condition and its treatment. 

Dr. Meyer's care approach is to integrate each patient's unique experience with her expertise and evidence-based medicine to develop an effective treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. "Providing the best, most effective care I can, while also ensuring my patient feels comfortable with the proposed plan, is of utmost importance to me," Dr. Meyer says.

Dr. Meyer is an avid runner and has run several marathons. She also enjoys healthy cooking and hiking.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • HUMC Mountainside
  • HUMC at Pascack Valley
  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center