Joint pain doesn't have to mean chronic discomfort and disability. When the covering that allows a normal joint to move freely and painlessly is worn or damaged, the friction of bone rubbing on bone results in loss of motion and decreases a joint's weight-bearing capacity. Orthopedic surgery for joint replacement, such as hip replacement or knee replacement, removes the bone surfaces within the joint and replaces them with synthetic materials – durable, wear-resistant plastic or metal. Most patients can look forward to resuming an active, fulfilling lifestyle following a successful joint replacement procedure.
Atlantic Health System orthopedic surgeons perform more than 4,000 joint replacements each year in New Jersey, including shoulder surgery, hand and foot surgery, and hip and knee replacement surgery, rivaling some of the nation's largest medical centers. From orthopedic surgery patient education to specialized peri-operative teams to comprehensive post-acute rehabilitation services, we ensure coordinated care and superior outcomes for orthopedic patients.
Orthopedic Surgery Specialties
We maintain surgical outcome rates that are among the best in the country. In addition, our orthopedic surgeons have been at the forefront of many advances in orthopedic surgery specialties, including hip resurfacing, minimal incision surgery, computer-assisted design and surgical navigation, and gender-specific knee technology.
Our orthopedic programs offer patients comprehensive orthopedic treatment within a highly-integrated health care delivery system. Relying on the strength of our network and the level of expertise of our orthopedic surgeons, you can be certain that the care you receive is extraordinary. Our goal is simple: to return you to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Learn about our participation in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services >