Christopher M. Mileto, MD
Dr. Mileto received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College in 2010, and then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following his training in general orthopedics, he traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to complete a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Hedley Orthopedic Institute. Under Dr. Anthony Hedley, a preeminent leader in the field of joint replacement surgery, Dr. Mileto performed some of the most complex primary and revision hip and knee surgeries. In addition he utilizes cutting edge techniques such as muscle sparing surgery, custom implant cutting guides, and robotics.
Dr. Mileto's practice focuses on complete care of the musculoskeletal system, with particular emphasis on those conditions that require joint replacement, or revision of a previous hip or knee replacement. Dr. Mileto strives to improve the lives of his patients, and understands the importance of easy patient recovery. Whenever possible, he uses minimally invasive surgery with muscle sparing approaches to ensure that his patients can leave the hospital and resume normal activities immediately after surgery.
- Adult Reconstruction
- Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
- West Babylon
Dr. Mileto has subspecialty training in hip and knee replacement. He performs both primary and revision surgery, including complex cases resulting from hip dysplasia, trauma, significant bone loss, and deformity.
Whenever possible, Dr. Mileto utilizes minimally invasive muscle sparing approaches. In total knee arthroplasty, the surgery can usually be performed using the subvastus approach which does not include cutting the quadricep muscle as in traditional total knee replacement surgery. This allows much faster recovery of strength and range of motion after surgery.
In total hip replacement, Dr. Mileto is proud to be one of the few doctors in New York offering the direct superior approach to the hip. With this technique, the hip is approached without detaching any of the major muscles about the hip which allows immediate ambulation after surgery. Additional benefits of this approach are that there is no limitation on which implants can be used, the scar is more cosmetic, and it can be immediately converted to a traditional approach to deal with any difficult situation.
In addition, Dr. Mileto utilizes the latest technologies to enhance surgical outcomes. These include patient specific instrumentation and robotic surgery. These advances help place the implants in the optimal position. Robotic surgery is particularly helpful for partial knee replacements, which must perfectly match the patient's anatomy to function correctly.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Hip and knee arthritis
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator Cuff tears
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger