My Ankle Story…

Patient: John Sugden
Physician: Ted C. Lai, DPM

Lai-JohnI had a bad ankle and hadn’t been able to walk
without it giving out for the last 15 years, until I met Dr. Lai!

I had been to a couple of doctors, but never got an answer I was comfortable with. They talked about bone grafts and ankle replacement or just plain fusing it. So, I continued to wrap it and wear high boots that laced up into the calf so I could walk.

I went to see Dr. Lai and told my wife, the first time he says six months on crutches, I am leaving. I told him what I had been through up to this point and he said he has new procedures that can be done and if the dead bone was my only problem I would be back on my feet in no time. I had torn all of the tendons and ligaments in the ankle as well as fracturing it at some point. He said he would fix the dead bone problem minimally invasively and then take the tendons and ligaments apart to weave them back together the way they belonged. He told me I would be non-weight bearing for 6-8 weeks on crutches and then in a boot for four months. This was a lot better than being non-weight bearing for a year, so I said let’s do it.

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Dr. Lai wants the best for you!

I cant say enough about my doctor. I went into this surgery decision scared to death and Dr. Lai was the best!
He calmed me down talked to me until I felt comfortable helped me through every step of the way. You are not just a number with him he refuses to settle he wants the best for you. I am only 2 weeks into my recovery and I feel great, totally different from my first surgery.
I look forward to my recovery and it will take a bit of time but with Dr. Lai by your side it makes things a lot easier .  You are very lucky if you have the opportunity to have him as your doctor.
– Leigh Giacobbe
Buena Vista Township, NJ 
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I would recommend both Dr. Zabinski and Dr. Lai for all your orthopaedic issues!

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.

Barbara Cummings
– Northfield, NJ

 

5 Star Review for Dr. Lai

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Dr. Lai is an Excellent surgeon, Very knowledgeable!
I have had problems with my right ankle for few years I went to two other foot doctors, they wasted my time.
Dr. Lai found the problems and then did surgery on my Right Ankle, he is trustworthy and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Lai to everyone especially to family and friends.

Kaldoun
– Egg Harbor Township, NJ