Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery Hero

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Thousands of people suffer orthopedic injuries. Saint Peter's University Hospital provides innovative medical and surgical care for patients of all ages, from adolescents to seniors.

We were the first to pioneer – and remain one of the few hospitals in the metropolitan area to offer – endoscopic laser discectomy, an outpatient procedure performed to remove herniated disc material. This procedure differs from open lumbar disc surgery in that it eliminates traumatic back muscle dissection, bone removal and the need for a large skin incision.

Of the many orthopedic surgeries Saint Peter’s performs, one of the most common are surgeries of the knee. As in all areas of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the latest technologies and techniques are adopted when improved outcomes are assured.

The Zimmer® Gender Solutions™ Knee is one of the first knee implants shaped to fit a woman's anatomy. A special technique called Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS) Quad-Sparing™ total knee arthroplasty allows patients to generally return home sooner, recover and return to their normal activities faster, and have smaller scars.

Hip resurfacing is a new alternative to total hip replacement for young, active adults with severe arthritis, dysplasia or other hip diseases. The procedure preserves more of the native bone, leaving more material to support another implant should a total hip replacement be needed years later. This innovative procedure can benefit women ages 60 or younger and men ages 65 or younger who lead active lives and do not have osteoporosis or certain kinds of severe arthritis.

Traditional total hip replacement surgery is also available for patients who will benefit more from that type of procedure.

Saint Peter’s orthopedic patients recover in ourSaint Peter’s Orthopaedic Institute.

Information for total hip or total knee replacement patients who have Medicare as their primary insurance (Spanish Verison Click Here)
 

The following health care providers have entered into a collaborative agreement with the Saint Peter’s University Hospital in this effort. This list will be updated at least quarterly.

Physician CJR Collaborators:

Alfred J. Tria, M.D.
1527 NJ-27
Somerset, NJ 08873

Marc Malberg, M.D.
1527 NJ-27
Somerset, NJ 08873

Donald R. Polakoff, M.D.
111 Union Valley Road #102
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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