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Teen Wrestler Motivated to Get Back on the Mat After Orthopedic Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:42:21-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

Julia Schleuss was a trailblazer when she joined the boys’ wrestling team at Wall Township High School. However, when she broke her collarbone during a match this winter, she was concerned that she might never wrestle again. Julia, 16, decided in eighth grade that she wanted to join the [...]

CentraState Physician Gets a Winning Assist Through Shoulder Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:42:24-04:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , |

Edward Stoner, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician on staff at CentraState, has considered team sports as his “gym” for most of his life. A self-proclaimed aging athlete, his interests have ranged from high school football to tennis, golf, and racquetball. But over the past decade, he’s found a [...]

Seeking a Pain-Free Knee: Knee Replacement Surgery Relieves Long-Term Pain for Freehold Man

By |2024-05-10T08:42:24-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alan Schultz had dealt with pain in his left knee for nearly a decade. More recently, however, his throbbing knee was waking him up like clockwork every night at 3 a.m., and he had trouble walking up stairs. At that point, the 65-year-old retiree knew it was time to [...]

Double Knee Replacement is Cause for Celebration

By |2024-05-10T08:42:33-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , |

For nearly 40 years, Michael Connolly, a 61-year-old Old Bridge resident, had suffered from knee pain that first began after a lacrosse injury in college. His career didn’t help matters; he worked for 36 years as a motion picture, theatrical, and television teamster, driving a truck to move [...]

A Solution for Worsening Knee Pain

By |2024-05-10T08:42:46-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

For decades, Dr. Kohlberg had exercised regularly on a treadmill so he could stay fit for weekly tennis matches and annual ski trips with fellow CentraState physicians. But over the past year, worsening pain in his right knee prevented him from enjoying the sports he loved. Eventually, the pain [...]

A Big Hit: Knee Replacements for Four Team Members

By |2024-05-10T08:42:47-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

As a longtime player and manager in the Monmouth county senior softball league, Emil “coach” Jennette is always evaluating his teammates and opponents. He recalls a game when he closely studied outfielder Bobby Duncan as he ran the bases during a game. “I was watching how he performed, and [...]

Spine Surgery Helps Student Resume Her Studies, and Her Life

By |2024-05-10T08:43:06-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Last summer, Lindsay Peters was preparing to enter the final year of her doctorate of physical therapy program at Stony Brook University when she was stricken with severe back pain. The pain was in the same area where she had surgery for a herniated disc in early 2015, but [...]

Cool Relief for Chronic Pain

By |2024-05-10T08:43:11-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

Imagine how it feels to live in agonizing pain every day. That was the heartbreaking reality for Pauline Lukenoff-Bishop, who suffers from severe arthritis in her neck, back, and joints. For decades, the 57-year-old Hazlet resident endured constant, throbbing pain that extended from her head down to her knees. “I couldn’t [...]

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