Orthopedics is a medical specialty covering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and disease of the musculoskeletal system – including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Whether you have a minor sports injury or need a total joint replacement, our array of first-rate orthopedic services can help.
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Joint Surgery Institute has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for total knee and total hip replacement surgery. It is one of an elite group of hospitals nationwide to earn this Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest health accreditation agency.
For patients with osteoarthritis in their knees, a minimally invasive surgical alternative is available at RWJUH Somerset. Unicompartmental knee surgery results in faster recoveries than traditional total knee replacement.
It is an option for osteoarthritis patients who only have one knee compartment that is damaged.
RWJUH Somerset physicians also use computer-assisted navigation for knee replacement surgery. Described as a “surveyor’s tool,” this technology helps surgeons accurately align and orient knee implants with the patient’s anatomy, ultimately improving the knee’s functioning and longevity. Infrared optics and tracking software continually monitor the positioning of instruments during surgery, allowing the physician to make a more precise cut while ensuring optimal placement and stability. All products used are FDA approved and the latest in technology.
Orthopedic patients are cared for on the John and Mary Obzansky Pavilion, a 35-bed unit specializing in orthopedic surgery including total joint surgery, back surgery and bone surgery. Most rooms on the unit are private and feature flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofabeds for family members who wish to stay overnight.
Orthopedic Surgery - From back surgery to the latest minimally invasive unicompartmental knee surgery.
Osteoarthritis Services - Find out how to protect your joints.
Sports Medicine - You may not be a professional athlete, but you can still take advantage of the professionals who keep the Somerset Patriots healthy.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Services
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