KNEE REPLACEMENT GIVES PATIENTS A PAIN-FREE LIFE

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“Shore Healthy Living” Newsletter

February 13, 2019

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.

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I would give Dr Alber the highest recommendation possible from my experience!

Patient Testimonial:

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 weeksFive months later and I’ve never felt better.

I would give Dr. Alber the highest recommendation possible from my experience!

Jim McGarvey, Cherry Hill, NJ

George C. Alber, MD

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SUFFERING FROM KNEE PAIN?

thomas-a-barrett-mdBy: Thomas A. Barrett, M.D.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates

Recognizing a knee problem can occur at anytime. 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.

When To See A Doctor?
If you are suffering from…

  • Prolonged joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Redness or warmth about the joint
  • Loss of sleep due to pain
  • Pain after a period of rest
  • Diminishing motion or progressive limp
  • Limitation of normal activities
  • Inability to participate as desired due to pain
  • Multiple episodes of pain during a month

Many conditions can cause or contribute to joint pain and many treatments exist.

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Dr. Islinger, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

patient-dental-reviewsLinda Raiser, Ocean View, NJ 08230
Total Knee Replacement
Physician: Richard B. Islinger, MD

I had a Total Knee Replacement by Dr. Islinger at Shore Medical Center 5 years ago.

I have often said that I could be the poster child for knee replacement. Very, very little pain or discomfort. He was just wonderful, as was the hospital staff, and his office staff. I probably should not say this, but at my 2 1/2 week appointment I was told by his PA that I was doing so well (walked in without the walker) that I could go ahead and do what I felt. I felt that I could drive, and go back to the gym, which I did!!!

To this day, I have had zero problems with my knee. Thank you, thank you!!!!
Linda Raiser