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Bedminster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – Bedminster, NJ

At Bedminster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine our mission is to offer and deliver the best orthopaedic care to our patients. We are set apart by our personal availability to our patients and strive to get any patient into the office for an evaluation expeditiously.

We strive to get our patients back to their sports activities, active lifestyles, or pain-free living. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply want restored function and reduced pain in your life, we will offer you the same care, commitment and expertise.

Robert J. D’Agostini Jr., M.D.
Stephen A. Hunt, M.D.

We are excited to announce that our practice will be merging with Tri-County Orthopedics, effective October 15, 2012. For more than 20 years, Tri-County Orthopedics has provided specialized treatment in all areas of orthopedic care.

Dr.D’Agostini Jr. and Dr. Hunt have received their Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. D’Agostini Jr. and Dr. Hunt are both Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Hunt graduated from Yale University in 1996, where he was a four-year letterman in Lacrosse. He then entered medical school at the New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Next, he completed his residency at New York University’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During residency, he was recognized as a Pfizer Scholar in Pain Management Honoree. After residency, he spent a year in Vail, Colorado to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic. The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic is recognized internationally for advancing the care of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries through clinical and basic science research as well as evolving new surgical techniques.
During his training, he’s worked with several professional sports teams, including the New York Mets, the Denver Broncos, the United States Ski Team, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. In 2008, Dr. Hunt was one of the team physicians for Sky Blue Soccer’s w-league team, Jersey Sky Blue.

His research has been published in such journals as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy, and the Journal of Trauma. Additionally, he has authored several book chapters for orthopaedic textbooks, and given presentations at several Orthopaedic society meetings.
He has focused his training on becoming an expert in both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques for joint repair, preservation, and reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Hunt has specialized experience in hip arthoscopy and treatment of arthrofibrosis of the knee. Most importantly, he is committed to helping you get over your injury or pain and get back to an active lifestyle.

Stephen A. Hunt, M.D.
Awards & Honors

Stephen Austin Hunt, M.D.
1590 Route 206 North
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Robert J. D’Agostini, Jr., MD, PA (Bedminster, NJ) 2006-Present
Private orthopaedic practice addressing general orthopaedic problems with emphasis on sports medicine.
Honors and Awards
America’s Top Orthopedists (Consumers’ Research Council of America) 2009

Morristown Memorial Hospital (Morristown, NJ) 2006-Present
Attending Staff, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Fellowship (Vail, CO) 2005-2006

NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, NY) 2000-2005
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Administrative Chief Resident 2004-2005
Pfizer Award for Excellence in Pain Management 2005

New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) 1996-2000
Doctor of Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Alpha Omega Alpha, Delta Chapter 2000
Greater NY Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine President’s Award 1999

Yale University (New Haven, CT) 1992-1996
Bachelor of Arts in History
Honors and Awards:
Yale Men’s Varsity Lacrosse
Captain (1996), Donald J. Reape Award (1995, 1996)

Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008-2018
United States Medical Licensing Exam (National Board of Medical Examiners)
New Jersey State Medical License #25MA08081500
New York State Medical License #222942
Colorado State Medical License #43425

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society forSports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Association
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society

Jersey Sky Blue (2007 and 2008 Seasons)
Head Team Physician

Ridge High School Football (2006-Present)
Team Physician

Pingry High School Football (2007-Present)
Team Physician

The Denver Broncos (2005-6)
Supervising Physician: Richard Steadman, M.D.

US Ski Team (2005)
Supervising Physician: William Sterett, M.D.

Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain High School Football (2005)
Supervising Physician: William Sterett, M.D.

The New York Mets, Shea Stadium (2002 to 2004)
Supervising Physicians: Andrew Rokito, M.D., Joseph Bosco, M.D.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre (2001-2002)
Supervising Physician: Donald J. Rose, M.D.

This article is about Dr. Steven Hunt.
Dr. Hunt performed a slap repair on my right shoulder. He also removed a cyst of joint fluid out of my spinoglenoid notch which was putting pressure on a nerve and causing atrophy of my rear deltoid.

Slap tear:
The shoulder joint is considered a ‘ball and socket’ joint. However, in bony terms the ‘socket’ (the glenoid fossa of the scapula) is quite small, covering at most only a third of the ‘ball’ (the head of the humerus). The socket is somewhat deepened by a circumferential rim of fibrocartilage which is called the glenoidal labrum. Previously there was some argument as to the structure (it is fibrocartilaginous as opposed to the hyaline cartilage found in the remainder of the glenoid fossa) and function (it was considered a redundant evolutionary remnant, but is now considered integral to shoulder stability). Most authorities agree that the tendon of the long head of the biceps brachii muscle proximally becomes fibrocartilaginous prior to attaching to the superior aspect of the glenoid. Similarly the long head of the triceps brachii inserts inferiorly.[1] Together these cartilaginous extensions of the tendon are termed the ‘glenoid labrum’. A SLAP tear or lesion occurs when there is damage to the superior or uppermost area of the labrum. SLAP lesions have come into public awareness with their increasing frequency in overhead and particularly throwing athletes. The increased frequency relates to the relatively recent description of labral injuries in throwing athletes [2] and the initial definitions of the 4 SLAP sub-types[3] all happening since the 1990s. The identification and treatment of these injuries continues to evolve, however it is safe to say that a baseball pitcher suffering a ‘dead arm’ caused by a SLAP lesion today is far more likely to recover such that he can return to the game at its highest level than was the case previously.

The basic procedure is as follows.

Following inspection and determination of the extent of the injury the basic labrum repair, be it SLAP or Bankart lesion is as follows.

The glenoid and labrum are roughened to increase contact surface area and promote re-growth.

Locations for the bone anchors are selected based on number and severity of tear. A severe tear involving both SLAP and Bankart lesions may require seven anchors. Simple tears may only require one.

The glenoid is drilled for the anchor implantation.

The anchors are inserted in the glenoid.

The suture component of the implant is tied through the labrum and knotted such that the labrum is in tight contact with the glenoid surface.

Dr. Hunt put 4 anchors in my shoulder. Let me tell you he did an amazing job! I had very little pain, after day 3 I stopped the Percocets and switched to naproxen. It does take a super long time to recover!!

Aug 10 2012 was a year since the surgery and I am still not back to my full strength. I am however much stronger than the average person, but still not back to where I was.

The pain is gone, but sometimes when I over do it, it reminds me hey in still here!! My shoulder feels tighter then the other and sometimes aches, but doesn’t hurt. Kind of like a muscle burn after working out. I have never experienced that in my shoulder before. Well, I have in the large muscles my delts, but not in the small stabilizer muscles.

My right arm was slightly smaller then my left after surgery, but a half in larger before surgery. Right now they are almost even….almost

Dr. Hunt is amazing! He generally cares, he doesn’t just do the operation and that’s it. He cares.

The Doctor I consulted before him (I will not mention his name, but his office was in Wayne NJ) I felt like I was a number and he was pushing me out of the office every visit, however he did have the brains to tell me that that he never encountered my injury with the spinoglenoid notch cyst and that I should go see a shoulder specialist.

My friend, Ruben Ramos is an R.N. and he works in the Morristown NJ area and has worked with Dr. Hunt on numerous occasions. He recommended Dr. Hunt and virtually saved my life! Being military, a martial artist and weightlifter, if I would have went to the wrong doctor my career would have been over.

I even had Ruben even assist in my surgery. What an awesome team! Ruben if you ever read this Thank You so much!

That brings me to Madison Medical.
Dr. Lajewski is my primary care physician and I used Madison Medical’s Physical therapy center for post op therapy from this procedure.

Check out the Madison Medical review here on this site!


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