Shore Medical Center’s chief of Orthopedic surgery, Dr. Stephen Zabinski, of Shore Orthopedic University Associates led the lifelike mock knee surgery. The Shore Medical Center Foundation hosted the events to further educate the medical center’s supporters on the clinical expertise available at Shore and to showcase the state-of-the-art operating rooms in the Surgical Pavilion.
A group of donors and guests of Shore Medical Center got a close look at what happens in a total knee replacement during two mock surgery events held recently at the Somers Point health facility.
Thomas A. Barrett, M.D.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
9 Stites Ave, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Recognizing a knee problem can occur at any time. Arthritic knee problems may be related to previous injury, demands placed on it over a lifetime, or a family predisposition.
When to seek help is usually prompted by either severe pain or just that nagging ache that won’t resolve. There are a number of ‘over-the-counter’ remedies that most of us try at some point. Taking time out for a doctor appointment is saved for when other options don’t seem to make much headway toward resolving the problem.
Arthritic pain can become more than an annoyance for some. Giving up activities or declining invitations because the knee won’t “make it” are common concerns. In the worst cases even a good night’s sleep can be difficult.