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Justin J. Fleming, FACFAS, DPM

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Justin J. Fleming

FACFAS, DPM
Foot and Ankle
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About Justin J. Fleming

Justin Fleming, DPM, FACFAS, is a foot and ankle surgeon board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS). He obtained his medical degree from Temple University and his undergraduate degree from Widener University. He received extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction for three years in the Emory Healthcare System. He gained additional training in fracture management with the U.S. Army at Fort Benning as well as in Europe. Dr. Fleming started the first fellowship dedicated to foot and ankle fracture management. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Additionally, he serves as a consultant for two level I trauma centers and both the Rutgers Football program and Princeton University Athletics.

Accomplishments:

  • Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery and Board Certified in Foot Surgery
  • Fellow, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Diplomate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Extensive continuing education in external fixator, ankle arthroscopy and ankle arthroplasty
  • Extensive physician training, instructed nearly 50 courses to date
  • Given over 100 lectures to date both nationally and internationally
  • Faculty member, The Podiatry Institute
  • Humanitarian work in Guatemala with Healing the Children medical mission
  • Two-time Teaching Physician of the Year Award Aria – Jefferson Health
  • Valedictorian, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Foot/Ankle Consultant, Rutgers Football
  • Extensive experience in Ankle Replacement, Complex foot/ankle fractures and Revision surgery including bone loss, avsacular necrosis and non-unions

Clinical Interests:

  • Articular/periarticular fractures of the foot, ankle and distal tibia
  • Complex foot and ankle trauma
  • Management of tendon, ligament, cartilage disorders
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of post-traumatic deformities/arthritis
  • Repair of complex periarticular fractures involving the distal tibia, ankle and foot
  • Total ankle replacement

Additional Information:

Assistant: Maria DeSousa

Phone: 732-537-0909 ext. 1105

Email: MariaD@uognj.com

Hospital Affiliations:

Accepting New Patients:

No

Procedures:

Ankle Ligament Reconstruction / Ankle Instability Syndromes

Management of Tendon Injuries / Ruptures

Repair of Osteochondral (Cartilage) Lesions of the Talus

Diabetic “Charcot” Reconstruction

Correction of congenital / Neurologic Deformities

Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle Fusion

Revision Surgery of Foot / Ankle

Total Ankle Replacement

Reconstruction of Post-Traumatic Deformities / Arthritis

Osteochondral Transplantation (OATS)

Fracture Care

Management of Nonunions / Malunions / Infections

Minimally Invasive Management of Achilles Ruptures

Conditions:

Achilles Tendonitis

Flatfeet

Diabetic “Charcot” Foot / Ankle

Bunions

Ankle / Foot Arthritis

Deformities of the Foot / Ankle

Ankle Sprain Forefoot Injuries Foot and Ankle Fractures

Achilles Tendon Ruptures (Acute and Chronic)

Publications:

Lecture: Beyond the Lateral Ankle Sprain, HAS and Role of the Deltoid from Conservative to Surgical Management, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, Jan 9, 2021


Lai TC, Fleming JJ. Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis for Distal Tibia Fractures. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Apr;35(2):223-232. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2017.12.005. Epub 2018 Feb 1. Review.


Monaco SJ, Calderone M, Fleming JJ. Paradigm Shift for the Surgical Management of Calcaneal Fractures? Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Apr;35(2):175-182. doi: 10.1016/j. cpm.2017.12.002. Review.


Downey MW, Lai TC, Fleming JJ. Primary Arthrodesis in Severely Comminuted Fractures. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Apr;35(2):233-257. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2017.12.006. Epub 2018 Jan 4. Review.


Fleming JJ. Intramedullary Nailing of Fibular Fractures. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Apr;35(2):259-270. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2017.12.008. Review.


Fleming JJ. Advanced Techniques in the Management of Foot and Ankle Trauma. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Apr;35(2):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


Talar Fractures: The Injury, the Management, and the Aftermath. Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 978-3-319-53684-2 Springer. Nature 2017.


Arthroscopic Treatment of Trauma

ACFAS Arthroscopy Ebook

Gumann GS,Jr., Hamilton GA, Fleming JJ Chapter 9 Epub 2016


Is Subtalar Joint Cartilage Resection Necessary for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis via Intramedullary Nail? A Multicenter Evaluation. Mulhern JL, Protzman NM, Levene MJ, Martin SM, Fleming JJ, Clements JR, Brigido SA. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 May-Jun;55(3):572-7. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2015.11.007. Epub 2016 Jan 23.


Syndesmosis Injury with Concomitant Deltoid Disruption in a Trimalleolar Equivalent Ankle Fracture: A Case Report. Downey MW, Fleming JJ, Elgamil B, Quinn C (2015) Ann Sports Med Res 2(8): 1049.


Radiographic assessment of posterior malleolar ankle fractures. Gonzalez O, Fleming JJ, Meyr AJ. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 May-Jun;54(3):365-9. doi:10.1053/j.jfas.2014.08.005. Epub 2014 Sep 26.


Lagged Syndesmotic Screw Fixation: Our Clinical Experience. Kwasi K, Fleming JJ. J Foot Ankle Surg. JFAS-13-389R1.2015 Sep-Oct;54(5):773-81.

Superior Retinacular Injuries in Calcaneal Fractures. J Foot Ankle Surg. Kwasi K, Fleming JJ. JFAS-13-393R1. 2015 Sep-Oct;54(5):773-81.


Intraoperative Evaluation of Medial Intercunieform Instability Following Lapidus Arthrodesis: Intercunieform Hook Test. Kwasi K, Fleming JJ. J Foot Ankle Surg. JFAS-12-420R2.2015 May-Jun;54(3):464-72.


Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures.

Kwaadu KY, Fleming JJ, Lin D.

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Oct 29. S1067-2516(13)00324-4.


Reliability of a rating scale for assessing alignment of the posterior facet after surgical repair of joint depression fractures of the calcaneus. Sahota RK, Fleming J, Malay DS. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 May-Jun;53(3):259-64.


Lagged Syndesmotic Screw Fixation: Our Clinical Experience. Kwasi K, Fleming J. Podiatry Institute Update. Chapter 7. 2014.


Negative Pressure Incisional Pressure Wound VAC in Foot / Ankle Trauma. Kwasi K, Fleming J, Lin D.. Podiatry Institute Update. Chapter 28. 2013.


Management of Complex Fibular Fracutres: Double Plating Technique. Kwasi K, Fleming J.. Podiatry Institute Update. Chapter 25. 2012.


Considerations of a midline posterior approach to the ankle and subtalar joints. Hersh IR, Fleming J. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug;51(4):482-6.


Syndesmotic Instability of the Ankle Following Fracture: The Need For Proper Stress Examination and Rigid Internal Fixation. Kwasi K, Fleming J. Podiatry Institute Update. Chapter 4. 2011.


Use of a posterior antiglide plate in a pediatric ankle fracture: a case report. Fleming JJ, Kooner RK, Soondar S. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009

Jul-Aug;48(4):469-73.


Total talar extrusion: a case report. Fleming J, Hurley KK. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec;48(6):690.


External Fixators for Elective Rearfoot and Ankle Arthrodesis: Techniques and Indications. Kalish S, Fleming J, Weinstein R. Clin Podiatr Med Surg: External Fixation of the Foot and Ankle, 2003: 65-96.


Appropriate Use of Perioperative Antibiotics. Fleming J. In Mahan KT, Ruch JA, Yu GV, Miller S, eds. Reconstructive surgery of the foot and leg: Update ’01. Tucker, GA: Podiatry Institute, 2001:196-201.


Plantar Plate Dysfunction. Fleming J, Camasta C. In Ruch J, Yu GV, eds. Reconstructive surgery of the foot and leg: Update ’02. Tucker, GA: Podiatry Institute, 2002.


Repair of the Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture – Podiatry Institute Surgical Technique Video Fleming J, Ruch JA, Haddon T. 2001.


“The Efficacy of Implantable Bone Stimulators on the Success of Ankle Arthrodesis – Preliminary Results” Fleming J, Ruch JA, Weinstein R. In Ruch J, Yu GV, Vickers NS, eds. Reconstructive surgery of the foot and leg: Update ’03. Tucker, GA: Podiatry Institute, 2003.


Textbook Chapters


Talar Fractures: The Injury, the Management, and the Aftermath. Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 978-3-319-53684-2 Springer. Nature 2017.


Arthroscopic Treatment of Trauma

ACFAS Arthroscopy Ebook

Gumann GS,Jr., Hamilton GA, Fleming JJ Chapter 9 Epub 2016


Pilon Fractures: Chapter in McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery 4th Edition. Lippincott. 2013


Lectures


East Coast Foot and Ankle Summit

Naples, Florida Jan 25-26, 2019

Lectures:

  • Tips and Tricks: PARS SpeedBridge™ Repair (achilles ruptures)
  • Rationale for Intramedullary Fixation of the Distal Fibula
  • Endoscopic Gastroc Recession and Plantar Fascia Release


Foot and Ankle Trauma Course

San Diego, CA Feb 2, 2019


Lectures:

  • AITFL Repair With InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation
  • Approach Planning for Pilon Fractures


American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

New Orleans, Feb 14-17

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Trauma Debate: Panelist
  • Mangled Extremity -Section Moderator
  • Lectures:
  • Salvage vs. amputation of the mangled extremity
  • Intramedullary Fibula Nailing of fibula fractures


New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society

Manalapan, NJ March 27, 2019


Lectures:

  • Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
  • Lisfranc Fractures
  • Plantar Plate Ruptures


IMSE : Foot and Ankle Symposium to enhance practice

Philadelphia, PA


Lectures:

  • Syndesmosis injuries in the athlete
  • Osteochondral lesions of the talus


Arthrex Foot and Ankle Fellows Course

April 26-27, 2019


Lectures:

  • Brostrom Repair with InternalBraceLigament Augmentation
  • Novel Approach to Fibula Fractures

 

Podcasts


“Arthroscopically assisted fracture repair” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2017


“Controversies in Trauma” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2013


“Fellowship along side Residency” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2013


“Calcaneal Fractures” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2012


Poster Presentations


“The Effect of Posterior Malleolar Fixation on Syndesmotic Stability in Rotational Ankle Fractures”. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2013 (Winner – original research)


“Incisional Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in Foot and Ankle Trauma” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2013


“Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing in the Treatment of Fractures of the Distal Tibia in the High Risk Population: A Case Series” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting February 2012

Education:

Medical Degree, Temple University - School of Pediatric Medicine, Philadelphia

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory Healthcare Northlake, DeKalb County