With an aging yet highly active society, joint replacement surgeries are becoming more common every day. In fact, more than 1 million people undergo hip or knee joint replacement surgery each year. With these surgeries becoming more commonplace, it is important to understand the procedures and what patients can expect.
Monmouth Medical Center will host a free Joint Replacement Information Session on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. Presented by David L. Chalnick, MD, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon and medical director of Monmouth Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center, the session will offer the latest information on hip and knee replacements, including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement.
Monmouth Medical Center is the first hospital in central and southern New Jersey to introduce robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures. The robotic-assisted surgeries are performed using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System – a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.
“Accuracy is key in planning and performing both partial knee and total hip procedures,” Dr. Chalnick says. “For a good outcome you need to align and position the implants just right. RIO enables surgeons to personalize partial knee and total hip arthroplasties to achieve optimal results at a level of accuracy and reproducibility previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation.”
Participants will receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center and learn about what to expect before and after surgery and how to prepare themselves in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. This event will take place at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, located at 3 Centre Plaza.
Monnmouth Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center is certified through The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program. The program was the first in central and southern New Jersey to offer the breakthrough treatment option of robotic partial knee replacement surgery to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.
Pre-registration is required for this program. For more information or to register, call 888-724-7123.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.