Karl Baker, Northfield, NJ
Prepatellar Bursa of the Knee
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD
“The procedure went better than I had expected. With a few limitations, I was able to go back to work in one week.”
Karl had been to many doctors trying to find help for his not too common condition, Prepatellar Bursa of the knee with fluid building on top of the knee. “Everyone was referring me to Dr. Zabinski.” Everyone including his family doctors, Dr. Piccone and Dr. Lucasti.
Ten years ago Karl was operated on by Dr. McCloskey and said that he did a wonderful job. Everything was good up until about a year ago, then his knee started to fill back up with fluid. It had gotten to the point where every three weeks he was needing to have it drained again. During this time, Karl developed a staph infection in the bursa of his right knee. Dr. Lucasti, who cleared up the infection then suggested and scheduled an appointment for him with Dr. Zabinski. Karl was happy to go back to Shore Orthopaedic University Associates, especially after all the recommendations for Dr. Zabinski.
An MRI showed several tears in the knee, at this point it needed to be operated on. The procedure performed by Dr. Zabinski at Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center repaired the tears and removed part of the bursa.
“I had a wonderful experience at the Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center – The staff was very compassionate and caring. They gave that extra minute, making you feel like you are the only one that matters.”
Karl went home the same day, he elected to have home therapy. “The procedure went better than I had expected. With a few limitations, I was able to go back to work in one week,” He now has 80% motion back in his knee.
Karl wanted to have the procedure done, he just didn’t
want to have a lot of down time. He is happy the procedure went well and the recovery time was quick, he stated that his knee feels 1,000% better.