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Morristown Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Team Teaches Primary Care Docs “Hottest Topics” in Orthopedics

June 20, 2019

Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic surgery team shared some of the most talked about studies and trends in orthopedics with over 200 primary care physicians at the “Hottest Topics in Orthopedics for the Primary Care Specialist” symposium, presented Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.

Morristown presents at Hottest Topics in Orthopedics

Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic surgery team shared some of the most talked about studies and trends in orthopedics with over 200 primary care physicians at the “Hottest Topics in Orthopedics for the Primary Care Specialist” symposium, presented Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.

The symposium featured James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, and Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery, Atlantic Health System, as the keynote speaker. In his keynote, discussed tumors as a cause of musculoskeletal pain. Additional sessions covered conditions of the neck and back; shoulder; elbow, wrist and hand; and hip, knee, foot and ankle.

The team also shared best practices in physical exams, differential diagnosis, complex case studies and demonstrated ultrasound-guided injection techniques for knee and shoulder.

Dr. Wittig was joined by Anthony Spinnickie, MD, Anthony Scillia, MD, and Christopher Zipp, DO as course directors.

“As one of the country’s leading orthopedic surgery programs, it’s important part we partner with community physicians to ensure that they have a sound understanding of orthopedics and know when it’s appropriate to treat patients themselves, and when they should refer to specialists,” Dr. Wittig said. “By working together, we can ensure better patient outcomes through earlier, specialized treatment.”

About Orthopedics at Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System’s Orthopedic program offers residents of New Jersey and the surrounding areas access to high-quality multidisciplinary treatments that span pre-surgical education through post-operative rehabilitation. With the latest diagnostic technologies and robotic equipment, many of our board-certified surgeons are experts in minimally invasive techniques that result in faster recoveries, greater range of motion, and smaller scars.

Each year, the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute performs more than 4,000 joint replacements and treats more than 1,400 traumatic orthopedic injuries, and US News and World Report recognized Morristown Medical Center as a high-performing hospital for orthopedics in 2018.

Morristown Medical Center is one of only four Level 1 trauma centers in New Jersey, designated by the American College of Surgeons. Morristown’s team, comprised of over 100 orthopedic surgeons covering nine sub specialties, performs 11,000 orthopedic procedures a year and equipped to handle simple to complex orthopedic injuries.

Orthopedists at Morristown Medical Center provide assistance caring for patients with complex fractures of the pelvis and upper and lower extremities. For complex sports injuries, Atlantic Sports Health has highly-trained physicians who are experts at diagnosing and treating orthopedic and sports medicine problems and are active participants in academic and research programs. The Orthopedic Oncology program performs limb-sparing surgeries for patients with bone tumors or sarcomas.

For children with orthopaedic needs, orthopedists collaborate with pediatricians from Goryeb Children’s Hospital in all aspects of care, including state-of-the-art diagnostics, surgical treatment and assistive technology.

Atlantic Health System Orthopedics is nationally recognized for its expertise, earning numerous awards and accreditations for its services.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners, which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health needs, including 12 urgent care centersAtlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability, and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system expanding access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.