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

By |2020-04-07T10:54:37-04:00September 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 |2018-08-21T05:18:17-04:00August 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 |2020-04-28T11:09:54-04:00July 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 |2018-09-05T15:59:57-04:00April 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 [...]

Spine Surgery Helps Student Resume Her Studies, and Her Life

By |2018-09-05T08:58:58-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|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 [...]


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