About Us

Quality, Compassionate Care

Orthopaedic and Spine Center of NJ is committed to the treatment and care of patients with orthopaedic and spine disorders. Our practice uses a companionate, state-of-the-art/up to date, multidisciplinary approach to individualized patient care utilizing the services of other specialists including: specific physical therapists, psychologists, physiatrists and neurologists. We are abreast of the latest and most technologically advanced surgical and treatment procedures. Our staff takes pride in our commitment to excellence and in providing a thorough treatment program to meet the patient's individual needs.

When a patient seeks an evaluation from a surgeon, they are often only given an opinion as to whether surgery is indicated or not. Here at Orthopaedic and Spine Center of New Jersey, we develop a specific treatment plan for the individual patient. We most often pick from a plethora of holistic approaches, ranging from mindfulness meditation, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other alternative modes. This is in addition to traditional allopathic up-to-date treatments, such as physical therapy, medications and pain management techniques. If surgery should become an option to optimize the patient outcome, the least invasive and most effective procedure will be carefully chosen and recommended to speed the recovery of the individual patient - based on that particular patient's specific needs and goals. As one patient put it, he expressed thanks for "putting everything together."

At the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of New Jersey, noninvasive/nonsurgical options are emphasized to facilitate and expedite the person's recovery.

For over 19 years, since completing his extensive training, Dr. Kevin McCracken has treated everything related to the spine. He has developed a caring and holistic approach in treating his patients. At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of New Jersey, much time and expertise is used to approach each patient on a very individualistic basis. The approach we use is the least intrusive means to achieve the maximum outcome in an expeditious manner.

What also truly distinguishes Orthopaedic and Spine Center of New Jersey is the knowledgeable and caring staff. Each staff member is trained to understand Dr. McCracken's practice approach and to promote his competent and caring philosophy for each individual patient.

Our Team

Dr. Kevin McCracken

Dr. Kevin McCracken

Dr. Kevin McCracken combines a varied medical background, including the advantage of training in General and Trauma Orthopedics, in addition to expertise in all areas of spinal care. He firmly believes in his mission to care for each individual patient and their total well-being.

He has extensive surgical & academic training along with broad experience in the treatment of adult and adolescent patients with spine disorders. He takes pride in providing compassionate, understanding and supportive care for his patients.

Dr. Kevin McCracken is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He graduated Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School (now known as Rutgers Medical School). After completing a 5 year orthopaedic residency at UMDNJ and affiliated hospitals, he furthered his spinal surgical training by completing a one a year fellowship at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas.

Since the start of his private practice in 1997, Dr. McCracken has completed over 5,000 spine procedures ranging from simple microscopic discectomy/decompressions to complex reconstructive surgery for scoliosis, spinal deformity (cervical and thoracolumbar) and trauma. In addition, he served as an active Spine Trauma surgeon at a Level 2 New Jersey trauma center and continues to gain wide-ranging experience in the treatment of extensive spine injuries.

In 2013 Dr. McCracken volunteered his extensive spinal surgical experience by traveling to Dominican Republic to perform complex reconstructive spinal surgery on underprivileged children and adults in that country. He plans to continue this in 2016 and beyond.

Dr. McCracken is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is an active member of numerous professional organizations: Professional Memberships and Societies

  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society (NJOS) (Since 1992)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) (Since 2001)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS) (Since 1997)

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