I do physical work for a living and have an active life. I also have been dealing with arthritis pain in my left knee for over 20 years.
6 weeks ago, I had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Zabinski. At this point, the knee pain is gone and I feel great. While I am still in the recovery phase, I have recuperated exceptionally well. Physical Therapy is no longer needed and I am getting back to my active lifestyle.
Knee replacement surgeries are a daily occurrence for Dr. Stephen Zabinski and his fellow orthopedic surgeons at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates (SOUA) in Somers Point. “Knees are by far the most common of all joints that are replaced,” said Dr. Zabinski who has been performing knee replacement surgery for more than 20 years. “Knees are also the joint most commonly affected by osteoarthritis. They are also the most subjective to sports injury and most affected by weight. Those factors can wear the knees away.”
Most patients will visit SOUA with complaints of discomfort from osteoarthritis, though there are many forms of arthritis that negatively impact joints and bones. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis where the cartilage gradually wears away. It occurs most often in people age 50 and older, but may occur in younger people as well, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Zabinski added that genetics also plays a factor and said people who tend to sit cross-legged as they eat, or kneel often may have significant discomfort in their knee simply because they are putting a lot of additional stress on the knee itself.
I have been going to Shore Orthopaedics for a number of years, always dealing with Dr. Zabinski. He has done over 6 surgeries on my elbow, knees, shoulder and I find that each time I visit him for any issue that I have, he takes the time to listen to my concerns and he has helped me with getting me back on track with living a full life.
I just recently had a visit and surgery with Dr. Ted Lai. I had a great experience with him as well. He listened and pointed out things that I didn’t understand on my MRI films. He is am amazing surgeon and fixed my ankle after a severe injury, even though I had a long recovery, he put my ankle back and now I can move and walk normal again. I would recommend both Dr. Zabinski and Dr. Lai for all your orthopaedic issues.
Thank you Dr. Zabinski – This testimonial is long overdue….for awhile, I was a frequent flyer with Shore Ortho and Dr. Zabinski…Rooster shots….two shoulder repairs…two knees and one hip replacement….all went so very well…this was a few years ago…and everything works great!! Will always be grateful for the care and expertise of Dr. Zabinski and his staff both at the office and at the hospital…forever young at 73!
I’ve been seeing Dr Alber for two years for an arthritic knee.
He is very good at explaining the problem and advising on all options prior to knee replacement.
Dr Alber told me “I will know for sure when It’s time”. Dr. Alber performed total knee replacement in July and I immediately felt better. He had me back to normal activities within 6 weeks. Five months later and I’ve never felt better.
I would give Dr. Alber the highest recommendation possible from my experience!