Dizziness: Increased Risk for Fractures

Dizziness is a common problem that can affect a person at any age. There are many reasons for dizziness, some more serious than others. One common, easily treatable cause of transient dizziness is called “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,” or BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes dizziness related to head movement and position and is due to a problem in the inner ear. Dizziness can negatively affect one’s quality of life and is associated with an increased risk of falls. This may be especially problematic for older people, who have a greater chance of falling and breaking bones. Recovering from a fracture can be particularly difficult for someone who is elderly.

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Knee Replacement: Outcome was much better than I had expected!

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Thomas Santora, somers Point, NJ
Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD

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“Physical Therapy was instrumental in my recovery,
Doug and his staff worked with me to recover quicker.”

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.” Continue reading

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair A Minimally Invasive Option

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By: Gene J. DeMorat, M.D.

The rotator cuff is a series of muscles that provides essential function for overhead and lifting activities of the shoulder. Unfortunately, it is commonly associated with injury resulting from falls; from the repetitive motions of sports, like throwing a ball; or even simple lifting. Continue reading

Thumbs Up To Total Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery

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Gregory A. Voit, M.D.

When it comes to total knee replacement and total hip replacement, most people know someone who has experienced one of those surgical procedures, but how many are aware of thumb joint replacement surgery?

Many joints in the hand are not amenable to satisfactory joint replacement. The thumb, however, because of its flexibility and importance in use of the hand, can benefit significantly from joint reconstruction. Continue reading

Cut Your Rehab Time, Not Your Muscles

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Stephen J. Zabinski, M.D.

Quadriceps sparing knee replacement surgery allows for faster recovery than traditional approaches
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.  Made of metal alloys and high grade plastics, the prosthesis is designed to move just like a healthy human knee joint.  Today greater than 90% of patients undergoing knee replacement have a complication free result which relieves pain and restores mobility.

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