Daren J. Aita, M.D.

Dr. Aita is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in treatment of disorders of the hand and upper extremity.  He is a graduate of the Hahnemann College of Medicine of Drexel University and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. He returned to Philadelphia for fellowship training in hand surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center and has been in practice in the Mercer County, New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania area for over 20 years.  Dr. Aita treats all conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder with special interest in fracture care, carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist arthritis.

 

Professional Profile

Education
Professional Associations

Education

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Fellowship: The Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Diplomate
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Mercer County Medical Society

Education

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Fellowship: The Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Diplomate
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Mercer County Medical Society

More Information

Key Contact Information

Surgical Scheduler (Pennington):  609-303-3794

Surgical Scheduler (Princeton):  732-230-1516

Clinical Questions:  609-528-3767

 

 
Publications

Publications:

The Efficacy of Intra-Articular Versus Extra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint.

Katt BM, Tawflk AM, Aryee J, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D.

J Hand surg Glob Online. 2022 Feb 11  dot 10.1016/jhsg.2022.01.002. eCollection 2022 May. PMID 35601521

The Planning Fallacy in the Olthopedic Operating Room.

Katt BMI Tawfik A, Lau V, Padua F, Fletcher D, Stamos B, Ata D, Conte E, Saxena A, Hornstein

J.Cureus. 2021 Jan  doi: 10.7759/cureus.12433.PMlD 33552753

An Evaluation of the Source and Content of Kienböck's Disease Information on the Internet.

Katt BM, Lucenti L, Mubin NF, Nakashian M, Fletcher D, Ata D, Beredjiklian PK. J Hand Microsurg. 2021 Apr:  doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701150. Epub 2020 Apr 7. PMID 33867763

An Evaluation of the Source and Content of Dupuytren's Disease Information Available on the Internet.

Plusch K, Carfagno J, Givner D, Fletcher D, Ata D, Gallant GG, Abboudi J, Beredjiklian P.

Cureus. 2021 Nov 8;  dot 10.7759/cureus.19356. Collection 2021 Nov. PMID 34909317

A Prospective Evaluation of Postoperative Readmissions After Outpatient Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Sandrowski K, Kwok M, Gallant G, Abboudi J, Takei R, Sodha S, Ata D, Wang M, Jones C, Berediiklian PK.

         Cureus. 2021 May            e15247. dot 10.7759/cureus.15247. PMID 34178551

Telehea/th for Upper Extremity Conditions: Perceptions of the Patient and Provider.

Katt BMI Imbergamo C, Fletcher D, Aita D, Nakashian M, Kwok M, Beredjiklian PK.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Sep;4(9):e20.00127-13. doi:

10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00127. PMID 33939394

Patient Adherence Mth At-Home Hand and Wrist Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Video Versus Handout Format.

Toci GR. Green A, Mubin N, Imbergamo C, Sirch F, Varghese B, Ata D, Fletcher D, Katt BM.

Hand (N Y). 2021 Oct 26:15589447211052750. doi: 10.1177/15589447211052750. PMID 34697956

Treatment Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Arthritis of the Distal Radiou/nar Joint.

Yayac M, Padua FG, Banner L, Seigerman DA, Beredjiklian PK, Aita DJ, Fletcher D.

J Wrist surg. 2020  doi: 10.1055/¥0040-1702200. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID 32509428

Outcomes of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Bilateral Fractures of the Distal Radius.

Graham JG, Penna S, Fletcher DB Kwok M, Ata DJs Takei TR, Beredjiklian PK.

J Hand Microsurg. 2019 Aug;  doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688512. Epub 2019 May 26. PMID 31413497

The Load Applied to the Foot in a Patellar Ligament - Bearing Cast

Aita D.J., Bhave A, Herzenberg J. E, Paley D., Cannada L., JBJS, 1998; 80 (A) 1597-1602

PMID 9840627

Venous Insufficiency : A Late Sequelae of Four Compartment Fasciotomy in theLowerExtremity?

Ata D.J., Kvamme P. Rice, Kerstein M., The American Surgeon, 1993; 59 (9) 574 - 77 PMID 8368663

Presentations. Posters. and Scientific Exhibits:

A Prospective Evaluation of the Prevalence of Persistent Median Artery in Patients with Carpal

Tunnel Syndrome, Townsend C, Seigerman D, Ata D,Fletcher D,Gallant G, Jones C, Kwok M,

Takei R, Wang M, Beredjiklian P

Podium Presentation ASSH Boston, 2022

Splinting Versus Surgical Percutaneous Pinning for the Treatment of Soft Tissue Mallet Finger: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Toci G, Sirch F, Tecce E, Lippe D, Katt B, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D ePoster AA-IS 2022, Carlsbad CA

Patient Compliance with At-Home Hand and Wrist Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Video Versus Handout Format. Toci G, Green A, Mubin N, Imbergamo C, Sirch F, Varghese B

Aita D, Fletcher D, Katt B

Abstract AAI-IS 2022, Carlsbad, CA

Radiographic edema is a Predictor of DeQuervain's Tendonitis

Kwan S, Rivlin M, Aita D, Matsen J

Poster EOA 2022, Nashville TN

The Planning Fallacy: Applicability to the Olthopaedic Operating Room and Surgeon Estimated Operative Times

Padua F, Fletcher D, Saxena A, Ata D, Katt B, Hornstein J

Poster AAOS 2021, Chicago

The Efficacy of Intra-Articular Versus Extra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint.

Katt BMI Tawfik AM, Aryee J, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D.

Poster ASSH 2021

Podium presentation EOA 2021 , Nashville, TN

Unplanned Office Visits Following Hand Surgery. Townsend C, Lutsky K, Ata D, Henry,T, Beredjiklian Pow

Podium presentation EOA 2021, Nashville, TN

Mat Is the Residual Distal Hamate Articular Surface after Graft Harvest for Hamate Hemiarthroplasty? A Morphometric Study

Lucenti L, LutskyK, Gallant G, Banner L, LazevZ, Kwok M, Aita D, Beredjiklian P Abstract AAHS 2019, Palm Desert, CA

Comparison of Outcomes in Patients undergoing Surgical Treatment of Distal Radial-Ulnar Joint

(DRUJ) Pathology.Yayac M, Banner L, Seigerman D, Beredjiklian PK. Ata D, Fletcher D Poster ASSH 2019, Las Vegas NV

Post-operative Opioid, Benzodiazepine and Sedative Usage in Medicare versus Commercial Insurance Hand Surgery Patients. Lucenti L, Lutsky K, Hozack B, Rivlin M, Banner L, Fletcher D,

Aita D, Beredjiklian PK

Poster AASH 2019, Palm Desert,CA

Do Patellar Tendon Bearing Casts Unload the Foot?

Ata D.J., Bhave A, Cannada L, Herzenberg J.E., Paley D.,Poster presentation, AAOS Meeting, 1997, San Francisico, CA

Podium Presentation, Maryland Orthopaedic Society, 1997, Baltimore, MD

Emergent External Fixation of Femoral Shaft Fractures with Subsequent Intramedullary nailing:

Is it Safe? Turen, C.H., Ata D.J., Clasper J., Vanco B., Podium Presentation, AAOS Meeting, 1997, San Francisco, CA

Gunshot Injuries of the Cervical Spine.

Curcin A., Aita D.J., Preston D. , Levine A.M.,

Poster and Podium Presentation. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting 1995, Tampa, FL

Book Chapter:

Hand Surgery:Tricks of the Trade. "Felons" Katt B, Aita D, Fletcher D, 2020

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Aita

Publications

Publications:

The Efficacy of Intra-Articular Versus Extra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint.

Katt BM, Tawflk AM, Aryee J, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D.

J Hand surg Glob Online. 2022 Feb 11  dot 10.1016/jhsg.2022.01.002. eCollection 2022 May. PMID 35601521

The Planning Fallacy in the Olthopedic Operating Room.

Katt BMI Tawfik A, Lau V, Padua F, Fletcher D, Stamos B, Ata D, Conte E, Saxena A, Hornstein

J.Cureus. 2021 Jan  doi: 10.7759/cureus.12433.PMlD 33552753

An Evaluation of the Source and Content of Kienböck's Disease Information on the Internet.

Katt BM, Lucenti L, Mubin NF, Nakashian M, Fletcher D, Ata D, Beredjiklian PK. J Hand Microsurg. 2021 Apr:  doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701150. Epub 2020 Apr 7. PMID 33867763

An Evaluation of the Source and Content of Dupuytren's Disease Information Available on the Internet.

Plusch K, Carfagno J, Givner D, Fletcher D, Ata D, Gallant GG, Abboudi J, Beredjiklian P.

Cureus. 2021 Nov 8;  dot 10.7759/cureus.19356. Collection 2021 Nov. PMID 34909317

A Prospective Evaluation of Postoperative Readmissions After Outpatient Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Sandrowski K, Kwok M, Gallant G, Abboudi J, Takei R, Sodha S, Ata D, Wang M, Jones C, Berediiklian PK.

         Cureus. 2021 May            e15247. dot 10.7759/cureus.15247. PMID 34178551

Telehea/th for Upper Extremity Conditions: Perceptions of the Patient and Provider.

Katt BMI Imbergamo C, Fletcher D, Aita D, Nakashian M, Kwok M, Beredjiklian PK.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Sep;4(9):e20.00127-13. doi:

10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00127. PMID 33939394

Patient Adherence Mth At-Home Hand and Wrist Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Video Versus Handout Format.

Toci GR. Green A, Mubin N, Imbergamo C, Sirch F, Varghese B, Ata D, Fletcher D, Katt BM.

Hand (N Y). 2021 Oct 26:15589447211052750. doi: 10.1177/15589447211052750. PMID 34697956

Treatment Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Arthritis of the Distal Radiou/nar Joint.

Yayac M, Padua FG, Banner L, Seigerman DA, Beredjiklian PK, Aita DJ, Fletcher D.

J Wrist surg. 2020  doi: 10.1055/¥0040-1702200. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID 32509428

Outcomes of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Bilateral Fractures of the Distal Radius.

Graham JG, Penna S, Fletcher DB Kwok M, Ata DJs Takei TR, Beredjiklian PK.

J Hand Microsurg. 2019 Aug;  doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688512. Epub 2019 May 26. PMID 31413497

The Load Applied to the Foot in a Patellar Ligament - Bearing Cast

Aita D.J., Bhave A, Herzenberg J. E, Paley D., Cannada L., JBJS, 1998; 80 (A) 1597-1602

PMID 9840627

Venous Insufficiency : A Late Sequelae of Four Compartment Fasciotomy in theLowerExtremity?

Ata D.J., Kvamme P. Rice, Kerstein M., The American Surgeon, 1993; 59 (9) 574 - 77 PMID 8368663

Presentations. Posters. and Scientific Exhibits:

A Prospective Evaluation of the Prevalence of Persistent Median Artery in Patients with Carpal

Tunnel Syndrome, Townsend C, Seigerman D, Ata D,Fletcher D,Gallant G, Jones C, Kwok M,

Takei R, Wang M, Beredjiklian P

Podium Presentation ASSH Boston, 2022

Splinting Versus Surgical Percutaneous Pinning for the Treatment of Soft Tissue Mallet Finger: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Toci G, Sirch F, Tecce E, Lippe D, Katt B, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D ePoster AA-IS 2022, Carlsbad CA

Patient Compliance with At-Home Hand and Wrist Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Video Versus Handout Format. Toci G, Green A, Mubin N, Imbergamo C, Sirch F, Varghese B

Aita D, Fletcher D, Katt B

Abstract AAI-IS 2022, Carlsbad, CA

Radiographic edema is a Predictor of DeQuervain's Tendonitis

Kwan S, Rivlin M, Aita D, Matsen J

Poster EOA 2022, Nashville TN

The Planning Fallacy: Applicability to the Olthopaedic Operating Room and Surgeon Estimated Operative Times

Padua F, Fletcher D, Saxena A, Ata D, Katt B, Hornstein J

Poster AAOS 2021, Chicago

The Efficacy of Intra-Articular Versus Extra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint.

Katt BMI Tawfik AM, Aryee J, Aita D, Beredjiklian PK, Fletcher D.

Poster ASSH 2021

Podium presentation EOA 2021 , Nashville, TN

Unplanned Office Visits Following Hand Surgery. Townsend C, Lutsky K, Ata D, Henry,T, Beredjiklian Pow

Podium presentation EOA 2021, Nashville, TN

Mat Is the Residual Distal Hamate Articular Surface after Graft Harvest for Hamate Hemiarthroplasty? A Morphometric Study

Lucenti L, LutskyK, Gallant G, Banner L, LazevZ, Kwok M, Aita D, Beredjiklian P Abstract AAHS 2019, Palm Desert, CA

Comparison of Outcomes in Patients undergoing Surgical Treatment of Distal Radial-Ulnar Joint

(DRUJ) Pathology.Yayac M, Banner L, Seigerman D, Beredjiklian PK. Ata D, Fletcher D Poster ASSH 2019, Las Vegas NV

Post-operative Opioid, Benzodiazepine and Sedative Usage in Medicare versus Commercial Insurance Hand Surgery Patients. Lucenti L, Lutsky K, Hozack B, Rivlin M, Banner L, Fletcher D,

Aita D, Beredjiklian PK

Poster AASH 2019, Palm Desert,CA

Do Patellar Tendon Bearing Casts Unload the Foot?

Ata D.J., Bhave A, Cannada L, Herzenberg J.E., Paley D.,Poster presentation, AAOS Meeting, 1997, San Francisico, CA

Podium Presentation, Maryland Orthopaedic Society, 1997, Baltimore, MD

Emergent External Fixation of Femoral Shaft Fractures with Subsequent Intramedullary nailing:

Is it Safe? Turen, C.H., Ata D.J., Clasper J., Vanco B., Podium Presentation, AAOS Meeting, 1997, San Francisco, CA

Gunshot Injuries of the Cervical Spine.

Curcin A., Aita D.J., Preston D. , Levine A.M.,

Poster and Podium Presentation. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting 1995, Tampa, FL

Book Chapter:

Hand Surgery:Tricks of the Trade. "Felons" Katt B, Aita D, Fletcher D, 2020

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