Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Center for Orthopaedics at New Brunswick Campus

1-888-44-RWJUH (toll-free physician referral line)

Supported by the intensive medical infrastructure of a Level 1 Trauma Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has a long history of excellence in orthopaedics. An academic medical center affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the hospital and its patients benefit from the expertise of specialists both on the medical school faculty and in the community of private attending physicians, who are recognized as leaders in the treatment of injuries and diseases of the bones, muscles and joints.

The hospital's Center for Orthopaedics offers services in:

Talent, Technology and Technique

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Center for Orthopaedics is backed by leading-edge technology and continual refinements of surgical technique. One such advancement is the use of new materials used in joint replacements, creating a more durable implant.

The hospital's medical staff has also been at the forefront in the development, testing and usage of new instruments and software in spine surgery and hip and knee replacement. One such system for hip and knee replacement works much like a global positioning system, and results in more accurate placement of the prostheses.

Another entails a special piece of equipment deisigned by a hospital spine specialist, called the "Spinejet", which allows for rapid, thorough and safe removal of a disc in spinal fusion surgery.

Nursing

The application of forward-looking technology and techniques, the setting of an academic medical center and the unique capabilities of a Level 1 Trauma Center are what distinguish the Center for Orthopaedics at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The high quality of nursing care at the hospital also plays an integral role. Once out of surgery, orthopaedic patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital arrive to a nursing unit dedicated entirely to orthopaedics, where a devoted corps of nurses, physical therapists and other professionals, incuding a social worker and nurse practitioner, spring into action.

By working exclusively with orthopaedic patients, the nurses are especially attunded to their needs. This experience gives them the ability to monitor patients' progress and offer individualized care.

Physical and occupational therapists are also essential to helping patients take their first steps to regaining their independence after surgery. The therapists' work actually begins before surgery, when patients arrive at the hosptial for preoperative classes that teach them what to expect during their hospital stay, and how therapy will assist in their recoveries.

After surgery, therapists visit patients twice a day to keep them on the road to release.

1-888-44-RWJUH (toll-free physician referral line)