The Case for Partial Knee Replacement

By: George C. Alber, MD

The knee is composed of three separate compartments. Osteoarthritis often develops in only one compartment of the knee, while the other two compartments remain relatively healthy. Patients who have osteoarthritis in only one compartment, the inner side, may be candidates for partial knee replacement.

Continue reading

“Thank you Dr. Zabinski, The procedure went better than I had expected!”

patientstories_000Karl Baker, Northfield, NJ
Prepatellar Bursa of the Knee
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD

Karl Baker
“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. Continue reading

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


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

Thomas Santora 2
“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

Cut Your Rehab Time, Not Your Muscles

knee replacement
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.

Continue reading

What Is Tendonitis?

Dr. DeMorat
By: Gene J. DeMorat, M.D.

First, we must answer the question – What is a tendon? A tendon is a rope-like structure that connects muscle to bone.  When a muscle contracts the tendon provides an attachment point to assist in movement.  Unfortunately, just like ropes we use to lift and pull objects in everyday life our tendons are susceptible to becoming frayed and damaged. Continue reading