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

By | 2018-12-11T15:48:26+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|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 [...]

Total Knee and Hip Replacement: What’s New Isn’t Always What’s Necessary

By | 2018-10-08T15:04:37+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

The most important aspect of surgery isn’t what’s new, but what’s best for the patient, particularly when it comes to joint replacement surgery. While robotic techniques are emerging, research and experience has shown that minimally invasive surgery delivers the same or better outcomes at a lower cost. For example, [...]

Q&A: Preventing and Treating Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

By | 2018-08-21T05:18:17+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Sunny summer weather means more time enjoying outdoor sports like tennis and golf. The repetitive motions these sports require, however, can make a day on the court or links a painful one. Stacey Gallacher, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon on staff at CentraState Medical Center, offers the following [...]

Is It Time for a Knee or Hip Replacement?

By | 2018-08-21T03:00:07+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Getting a knee or hip replacement is a big decision. You should always try conservative treatments first. If, however, they don’t work and your knee or hip pain is significantly impacting your life, you may be ready for joint replacement surgery. Our orthopedic specialists have put together this simple [...]

Double Knee Replacement is Cause for Celebration

By | 2018-09-05T15:59:57+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|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 Big Hit: Knee Replacements for Four Team Members

By | 2018-09-05T15:05:16+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|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 [...]

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