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Sports Medicine
Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery
Joint Preservation / Arthroplasty
Shoulder Replacement
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Sunil Thacker, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Sports Medicine


Dr. Sunil Thacker is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and advanced arthroscopic techniques. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He graduated from UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School and trained at the level 1 Trauma Center, which included an appearance on TLC’s “Trauma Life in the ER.” He went on to earn his fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA. During that time, he performed direct care of numerous professional and collegiate athletes.

For 10 years in a row Dr. Thacker was chosen by his peers as one of New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s “Top Docs” and was presented with the honor of being on the cover of the magazine in 2023. In addition, Dr. Thacker is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine where he helps determine which articles are eligible for publication. Dr. Thacker is currently a senior partner at Seaview Orthopedics in the Sports Medicine Division.

Dr. Thacker focuses on joint preservation in active adults and has advanced surgical training of the shoulder and knee. For the shoulder, he performs numerous arthroscopic and open procedures such as rotator cuff repairs, superior capsular reconstructions, Bankart and remplissage procedures for instability, AC joint repairs for dislocations, internal fixations for clavicle and proximal humerus fractures, and both anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacements. For the knee, he performs complex procedures including but not limited to ACL, PCL, LCL, and MCL reconstructions, BEAR ACL repairs, all inside meniscus repairs, quadriceps tendon autografts and all anterolateral ligaments reconstructions, and total and partial knee replacements. Dr. Thacker also offers platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell injections for various musculoskeletal injuries and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Thacker has exceptional experience and the privilege of caring for numerous pro athletes, law enforcement officers, and fellow doctors. Dr. Thacker currently sees patients at the Seaview Orthopedics Monroe (Middlesex County) and Freehold (Monmouth County) offices.

Patient Stories

Ted | Shoulder Surgery
Steve | Total Shoulder ReplacementTracey’s Story | Hip Replacement
Ken | Rotator Cuff & SLAP Lesion Repair
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Post-Op Videos

Isabelle | 4 Weeks Post Op ACL Repair
Brandon | 3 Weeks Post Op SLAP Repair
Gary | 1 Week Post Op Labral Repair & Partial RCR
Steven | 8 Days Post Op Total Shoulder Replacement
Rosie | 8 Days Post Op RCR, Biceps Tenodesis, SLAP
Virendir | 1.5 Weeks Post Op Right Knee Replacement
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Training & Education

Medical School:
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey
Orthopedic Internship – Department of General Surgery
UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey Orthopedic Residency
Post-Graduate Training:
The University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Sports Medicine Fellowship
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
American College of Sports Medicine
Medical Society of New Jersey
Monmouth / Ocean County Medical Society
New Jersey
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