After Care Program – I have had the most wonderful follow-up after my knee surgery. Ralph,, who is Dr Barrett’s surgery assistant is one of the most caring and considerate people my husband and I have ever met. Never at problems for him to explain even the smallest concern that I had about my recovery. Shore Memorial is truly blessed to have him on staff. Thank you Ralph for your caring and most of all you taking the time to talk and explain exactly what what I would have to go through after the surgery. Although it was a lot of work to get where I am not after 4 weeks, the physical therapist from Cape who are associated with Bayada could not have been more caring. The PT is Mary Ann, not sure of her last name but she was the push behind me to keep me motivated. Thanks so very much to Ralph and Mary Ann for all their time and caring that they devoted to me.
– Rio Grande, NJ
Repaired a broken femur from a slip and fall on water on a leg that had already had a hip replacement and two revisions and a knee replacement with one revision. Complicated surgery and I am pain free! from the broken femur! Excellent job along with excellent bedside manner!
– Margaret Campanelli
It’s been four months since I had my second total knee replacement by Dr. Barrett.
I realize how very fortunate I am to have had such an exceptionally skilled, kind, and compassionate surgeon as he is. I am so overwhelmed that my legs are now perfectly straight and I can walk normally again without any pain. What more could I ask for.
I will be forever grateful to him. In addition, Dr. Barrett’s surgical team is also fantastic. My gratitude is extended to them also.
– Betty Thornton, Sea Isle City, NJ
Dr Barrett and his whole team did a wonderful job replacing my hip.
They are simply fantastic!
– Linda Pfaff, Winter Haven, FL
By: 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.