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Dr. John J. Mercuri
Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
300 Lackawanna Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570-961-3823
Fax: 570-207-5988

John J Mercuri, MD

Research Interests

Dr. Mercuri’s research interests include hip and knee replacement and systems-based practice. 

Recent publications:

1. Foster BK, Rae MA, Torino DJ, Mercuri JJ, Horwitz DS. Warm Saline Irrigation Protocol Decreases Cement Curing Time in Hip Arthroplasty. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2023 Sep;81(3):205-207. PMID:37639350.

2. Tarwala R, Mercuri JJ, Iorio R, Karkare N. Ethical Considerations in Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2023 Aug 8. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00941. Epub ahead of print. PMID:37561941.

3. Mun JS, Parry MW, Tang A, Manikowski JJ, Crinella C, Mercuri JJ. Patient “No-Show” Increases the Risk of 90-Day Complications Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 6,776 Patients. J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jun 7:S0883-5403(23)00631-9. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2023.05.089. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37295624.

4. Luciani AM, Parry M, Udoeyo IF, Suk M, Mercuri JJ, DelSole EM. Physician Perspectives on Telemedicine at an Integrated Health System During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Mar 24. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2022.0184. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36961394.

5. Tang A, Singh V, Sharan M, Roof MA, Mercuri JJ, Meftah M, Schwarzkopf R. The accuracy of component positioning during revision total hip arthroplasty using 3D optical computer-assisted navigation. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2022 Sep 8. doi: 10.1007/s00590-022-03383-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36074304.

6. Bieganowski T, Buchalter DB, Singh V, Mercuri JJ, Aggarwal VK, Rozell JC, Schwarzkopf R. Bone loss in aseptic revision total knee arthroplasty: management and outcomes. Knee Surg Relat Res. 2022 Jun 20;34(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s43019-022-00158-y. PMID: 35725586; PMCID: PMC9208118.

7. Pheasant MS, Coulter JL, Wallace C, Kropp Lopez AK, DelSole EM, Mercuri JJ. Lumbar Spine Fusion and Symptoms of Leg Length Discrepancy After Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2021 Sep;36(9):3241-3247.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2021.05.006. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 34112541.

8. DelSole EM, Mercuri JJ. Utility of Upright Weight-bearing Imaging in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2019 Dec;23(6):603-608. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1697935. Epub 2019 Nov 19. PMID: 31745950.

9. Novikov D, Mercuri JJ, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ, Bosco Iii JA, Vigdorchik JM. Can some early revision total hip arthroplasties be avoided? Bone Joint J. 2019 Jun;101-B(6_Supple_B):97-103. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.101B6.BJJ-2018-1448.R1. PMID: 31146556.

10. Mercuri JJ, Schwarzkopf R. Coronal and Sagittal Balancing of Total Knee Arthroplasty Old Principles and New Technologies. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2019 Mar;77(1):45-52. PMID: 30865864.

11. Mercuri JJ, Pepper AM, Werner JA, Vigdorchik JM. Gap Balancing, Measured Resection, and Kinematic Alignment: How, When, and Why? JBJS Rev. 2019 Mar;7(3):e2. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00026. PMID: 30844845.

12. Pepper AM, Mercuri JJ, Behery OA, Vigdorchik JM. Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Perioperative Pain Management: What Should Be in the Cocktail. JBJS Rev. 2018 Dec;6(12):e5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00023. PMID: 30562208.

13. Mercuri JJ, Long WJ. What is the best option for young, active patients with knee arthritis? Ann Joint. 2018 March, 3, 22. doi: 10.21037/aoj.2018.03.06

14. Mercuri JJ, Iorio R, Zuckerman JD, Bosco JA. Ethics of Total Joint Arthroplasty Gainsharing. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Mar 1;99(5):e22. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00594. PMID: 28244921.

15. Mercuri JJ, Bosco JA, Iorio R, Schwarzkopf R. The Ethics of Patient Cost-Sharing for Total Joint Arthroplasty Implants. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Dec 21;98(24):e111. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00394. PMID: 28002379.

16. Mercuri JJ, Okey NE, Karia RJ, Gross RH, Zuckerman JD. Resident Physician Duty-hour Requirements: What Does the Public Think? J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Nov;24(11):789-795. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00241. PMID: 27661392.

17. Mercuri JJ, Vigdorchik JM, Otsuka NY. Moral Dilemmas in Pediatric Orthopedics. Orthopedics. 2015 Dec;38(12):e1133-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20151123-04. PMID: 26652336.

18. DelSole EM, Mercuri JJ, Stachel A, Phillips MS, Zuckerman JD. Risk of hepatitis C virus exposure in orthopedic surgery: is universal screening needed? Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Jun;43(6):E117-23. PMID: 24945483.

19. Mercuri JJ, Karia RJ, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD. Moral reasoning strategies of orthopaedic surgery residents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20;95(6):e361-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01439. PMID: 23515996.

20. Zuckerman JD, Holder JP, Mercuri JJ, Phillips DP, Egol KA. Teaching professionalism in orthopaedic surgery residency programs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 18;94(8):e51. doi:10.2106/JBJS.K.00504. PMID: 22517397.

21. Park JJ, Campbell KA, Mercuri JJ, Tejwani NC. Updates in the management of orthopedic soft-tissue injuries associated with lower extremity trauma. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Feb;41(2):E27-35. PMID: 22482099.


  • MD, NYU School of Medicine, 2007-2012
  • Residency, Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU Langone Medical Center, 2012-2017
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Insall Scott Kelly Institute, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital/NYU Langone Health, 2017-2018
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