I wanted to share photos from my New Mexico trip, they might be inspiring to your upcoming patients.
All of this climbing was done between five and seven weeks after my hip replacement. One is climbing trails, steps and ladders at Bandolier Nation Park to see the cliff dwellings. The second is climbing the dunes at White Sands National Park at Alamogordo and the last is climbing the mountains at the National Petroglyph Scenic Site near Alamogordo NM.
– James Fisher, Seaville, NJ
Dr Barrett and his whole team did a wonderful job replacing my hip.
They are simply fantastic!
– Linda Pfaff, Winter Haven, FL
Terri Camp, Ocean City, NJ
Physician: Richard B. Islinger, MD
Just returned home yesterday from a 2 day stint at Shore Memorial Hospital. This isn’t the first time I’ve visited this hospital in Somers Point, NJ-but it has been a great experience. Maybe it’s due to the new construction, maybe due to all the bad pharmacy publicity; but for whatever reason; Shore Memorial Hospital has impressed me totally!! From the beautiful new facilities, to the extraordinary nursing staff, they are a class above any hospital I’ve had the opportunity to visit, experience, & even recuperate in!
Thank you to all the staff & surgeons in the Surgical Joint unit!
You did such a wonderful job on my new hip!! Now to get the rehabbing done & get back onto the Bridge!!!
Thanks to Dr. Islinger & all the staff of Shore Orthopaedics & his surgical unit!
You indeed are Strong with the Force! Thank you for a job well done!
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Thomas A. Barrett, M.D.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
9 Stites Ave, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(Part 2 of 2)
Options for treating arthritic knee pain begin with a diagnosis and a conversation about what particular problems any one person is experiencing. Non-operative management can be successful and is always part of a plan of treatment.
There may come a time when conservative treatment is no longer helping and the conversation changes to other options.
Knee replacement surgery is a part of a treatment plan. The timing of when it is appropriate has a number of components.
1.Any person undergoing a knee replacement needs to need it. (Seems logical enough….but this includes excluding other potential causes of pain and a conservative trial)
2.Any person having an elective surgery has to be healthy enough to undergo the procedure. (This reassurance is obtained by having a primary care provider/ specialist assist in a pre-op evaluation)
3.Any person having their knee reconstructed has to actively participate in their own recovery.