Thomas Santora, somers Point, NJ
Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD
Traditional Knee Replacement vs. Quad Sparing Knee Replacement:
Excruciating knee pain brought Thomas back to Dr. Zabinski at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates the same as it had three and a half years prior for his other knee. He was dreading it, but had heard good things about the quad sparing technique and decided to have it done.
Two weeks later Thomas had a follow up appointment, he said “After my appointment I walked home about 1 ¼ mile, with no pain.” “Three weeks after surgery I was cutting my lawn.”
Thomas said he was in the hospital one day vs. four days the first time. He was released without restrictions in just under two months compared to three months the first time. He estimated the quad sparing technique knocked off about 1/3 of the total recovery time.
Two months after the procedure he is feeling great and commented, “I’m so glad I had it done, I feel like a million bucks. It was a piece of cake this time. If anyone has to have this type of surgery, this is the way to go. I’m glad they’re making it better for the patients.”
Thomas is grateful for his quick recovery and thanks Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy for their help. “Physical Therapy was instrumental in my recovery, Doug and his staff worked with me to recover quicker. It was also much easier with the new technique to actually do the exercises.”
“With the way this new quad sparing surgery is now a days, If someone is in that bad of pain,
I recommend getting it done right away.
So they can get back to their life.”