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John J. Carbone, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Harborview Reconstructive Spine and Orthopaedic Specialists
Baltimore, MD

About John J. Carbone, MD

John J. Carbone, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the Director, Orthopaedic Spine Services at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. 

Dr. Carbone specializes in the design and use of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments, as well as the biomechanics and clinical outcomes of spinal surgery. Currently, he holds several patents for orthopaedic prosthetic devices and implants and is a consulting surgeon to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Carbone specializes in the treatment of all types of spinal pathology from degenerative cervical and lumbar disease to reconstructive deformity, failed spine surgery syndrome, and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Carbone received a bachelor's degree in engineering from The United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1983. He then served as a marine engineer for Military Sealift Command until 1988. He received an honorable discharge as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve in 1993. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1992. He completed his orthopaedic residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and his reconstructive spinal surgery fellowship under Dr. John Kostuik.

Dr. Carbone's combination of medical and engineering talents have led to a distinguished career in orthopeadics research and design. His primary research focuses on the biomechanical design and use of orthopaedic implants in spinal fusion.


Books (Author/Editor)
1. Carbone JJ, Finnegan H, Hernandez J: Basic Shipboard Firefighting. Bayonne (NJ), United States Maritime Administration/Military Sealift Command, Atlantic, 1989.


Book Chapters
1. Huo MH, Carbone JJ: Conversion arthroplasty. In Rosenberg J, Rubash A: The Adult Hip, vol II, chap 100, pp 1555-1570. New York (NY), Raven Press, 1997.

2. D'Ariano GD, Carbone JJ, Kostuik JP.: Regional considerations in sacral and iliac fixation techniques. In An H, Cotler J: Spinal Instrumentation, 2nd Ed, chap 21, pp 291-301. Baltimore (MD), Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

3. Carbone J: Flexor tendon laceration, In Sponseller PD, Wenz JF,Frassica FJ (eds): The 5-minute Orthopaedic Consult, p 116. Philadelphia, (PA) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

4. Carbone J: Prepatellar bursitis. In Sponseller PD, Wenz JF, Frassica FJ (eds): The 5-minute Orthopaedic Consult, p 262. Philadelphia, (PA) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

5. Carbone J: Extensor tendon laceration, In Sponseller PD, Wenz JF, Frassica FJ (eds): The 5-minute Orthopaedic Consult, p. 102. Philadelphia, (PA) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

6. Carbone J: Hip anatomy and examination. In Sponseller PD, Wenz JF, Frassica FJ (eds): The 5-minute Orthopaedic Consult, pp 9-10. Philadelphia, (PA) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

7. Lemma M, Herzka A, Tortolani J, Carbone JJ: Cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbar disc prolapse. In Vaccaro AR, Betz RR, Zeidman SM (eds): Principles and Practices of Spine Surgery, Chapter 26, pp 347-353. Philadelphia, (PA), WB Saunders Co, 2002.

8. Aflatoon K, Carbone JJ: Cauda Equina Syndrome with Acute Lumbar Burst Fracture. In Vaccaro AR, Vanderveldt G (eds): Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Thoracolumbar Spine Management, Vol 8, # 2, pp 1-9. St. Louis, (MO), Thomas Land Publication, Fall 2002.

9. Quartararo L, Vaccaro A, Kubeck J, Carbone JJ, Chapman J: Spinopelvic Fixation Techniques. Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, pp 531-540. New York, (NY) Marcel Dekker, 2002

10. Quartararo L, Vaccaro A, Carbone JJ, Kubeck J, Saxena A: Anterior Thoracotomy and Corpectomy for Treatment of an Unstable Burst Fracture. Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, pp 567-587. New York, (NY) Marcel Dekker, 2002

11. Quartararo L, Vaccaro A, Carbone JJ: Spinal Injuries in the Setting of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, pp 617-622. New York, (NY) Marcel Dekker, 2002.

12. Aflatoon K, Carbone JJ: Lower cervical spine injury. Adult and Pediatric Spine, Ed 3, pp 659-670 Philadelphia, (PA) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

13. Carbone JJ, Pateder DB: Spine and spinal cord injuries. Current Surgical Therapy, pp 1000-1008. Philadelphia (PA), Elsevier Mosby, 2004.

Journal Articles (Refereed)

1. Lennox DW, Murrah RL, Ebert-Smith T, Carbone JJ: The efficacy and safety of core decompression of the hip as a treatment for osteonecrosis. Compli Orthop, 1991.

2. Mont MA, Carbone JJ, Fairbanks A: Core decompression versus non-operative management for osteonecrosis of the hip. Clin Orthop 324:169-178, 1996.

3. Elias JJ, Nagao M, Chu YH, Carbone JJ, Lennox DW, Chao EY: Medial cortex strain distribution during non-cemented total hip arthroplasty. Clin. Orthop. 370:250-258, 2000.

4. Tortolani PJ, Carbone JJ, Quartararo LG: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome in patients referred to orthopaedic spine specialist. Spine J. Vol. 2 (4):251-254, 2002.

5.. Khanna AJ, Carbone JJ, Cohen DB, Kebaish KM, Riley III LH, Wasserman BA. Kostuik JP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cervical Spine: Current Techniques and Spectrum of Disease. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Vol. 84-A, Supplement 2:70-80, 2002.

6. Carbone JJ, Tortolani JP, Quartararo LG: Fluoroscopic Assisted Pedicle Screw Fixation for Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Injuries: Technique and Short-term Complication. Spine. Vol. 28 (1):91-97, 2003.

7. Pateder DB, Carbone JJ: Cervical spine trauma. J Surg Orthop Adv 14(1): 8-16, 2005.

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