FREE Community Lecture “Learn How New Technologies Allow You To Go Home The Same Day Your Hip or Knee Is Replaced”

Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness in cooperation with
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates presents

An opportunity to “Ask The Expert”

Community Orthopaedic Lecture Series
Evening Session 10-30-18

LOCATION:
Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness
90 Mays Landing Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244

Same Day Hip and Knee Replacement

“Learn How New Technologies Allow You To Go Home The Same Day Your Hip or Knee Is Replaced”


presented by:
Stephen J. Zabinski, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
SHORE ORTHOPAEDIC UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATES

Dr. Zabinski specializes in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Injuries, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Zabinski is Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shore Medical Center, President and Director of Joint Replacement Services at Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center and the President of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates.

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This is a FREE event, open to the community 
*(Greate Bay Fitness membership not required)

Limited Seating –
Please Register:   shoreorthotalks.eventbrite.com

Light Refreshments Served

For more information contact:
Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness – 609-926-9550 or
Shore Orthopaedic – 609-927-1991 ext. 171

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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Hip replacements move to outpatient-style model

Hip and knee replacements have come a long way in Dr. Stephen Zabinski’s career as an orthopedic surgeon.

But one advancement is something unheard of 20 years ago – patients getting hip replacements in an ambulatory surgical center in the morning and returning home early in the afternoon.

This approach avoids possible days-long recoveries in a hospital and rehabilitation center, ultimately making it more cost effective for health care reform, he said.

Zabinski, vice president of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates, has performed these types of surgeries for more than three years and has been doing them at the Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center in Somers Point for about six months on certain patients.

“It really achieves all the goals we want to provide better care to patients in a safe way that’s more cost effective,” said Zabinski, who is the director of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Shore Medical Center and President of the Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center.

The hip replacements use a “direct anterior approach” that avoids cutting muscles to put the hip implant in, he said.

The procedure still cuts bone and puts in implants, but avoiding slicing muscles gives patients less pain and more mobility at home, he said.

“A lot of these hip patients because you’re staying away from these muscles, you don’t need crutches or a walker, you can just use a cane,” he said.

Knee replacements, likewise, do not cut the quadriceps muscle, but instead involve sliding the muscle over.

Performed outside of the hospital, the surgeries involve several hours of recovery, a physical therapist’s help at the surgical center and usually a return home by 2 p.m.

Visiting nurses and physical therapists then return to the home for about a week before patients can get treatment at outpatient therapy.

Zabinski said this home-based approach is suitable for about 20 percent to 25 percent of patients.

It is not based necessarily on age, but physical health, muscular build, medical history and the ability of patients to get help from loved ones at home, he said.

He said the approach meshes with where healthcare reform in going in the U.S.

“It keeps me on the curve if not slightly ahead of it,” he said.

A recent study by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons indicates about 2 percent of Americans are living with artificial joints.

The numbers of these surgeries are anticipated to grow significantly over the years. A study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found increasing total knee replacements strongly tied to obesity trends in the U.S., particularly with younger patients.

 

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/wellness/senior_health/hip-replacements-move-to-outpatient-style-model/article_f7de444c-003d-5967-8e98-6628f92ea80c.html