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Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

The Center for Orthopedic & Spine Health in Hamilton, NJ, offers a full range of orthopedic care from sports medicine, to pain management and trauma services, to arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Patients of the Center come in with:

  • Knee injury / knee pain
  • Hip fracture / hip pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injury
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Torn meniscus
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck and back pain or injury

Nationally-Certified Orthopedic Program

There’s no need to travel far to find top-rated orthopedic surgeons. Board certified orthopedic specialists are right here in Mercer County treating bone and joint disease, as well as fractures and injuries to joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

National Certification
RWJ Hamilton’s Center for Orthopedic & Spine Health is the only orthopedic program in the Capital Region nationally certified by the Joint Commission in hip, knee and spine surgery. To learn more about this designation, read this article.

Patient Satisfaction
Over the course of the year, hundreds of surveys are sent to orthopedic patients following their hospital stay by a third-party (Press Ganey, the leading patient satisfaction organization in the US); those results are reported to us for constant monitoring. RWJ Hamilton has achieved the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction for the past two years in a row, and we continue to meet and exceed that level.

Safety and Quality of Care
RWJ Hamilton has achieved an ‘A’ grade for the Hospital Safety Score, for two consecutive terms. Our program strictly follows national infection prevention protocols and procedures. Patients can be assured that their safety and recovery are our top priority.

Orthopedic Surgical Services

  • Arthroscopy
  • Spinal surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Joint replacement / hip and knee surgery
  • Fracture fixation
  • Ligament reconstruction

Recovery & Rehabilitation

The RWJ Hamilton orthopedic unit, home to private patient rooms, is located in the modern Lakefront Tower.

With high patient satisfaction rates, staff contribute their positive attitudes, motivational skills and outstanding service to the patient experience.

Physical therapists trained at the master’s and doctoral level care at the bedside and at locations in Columbus, Ewing and Hamilton (Quakerbridge).

Combat Joint Pain

If joint pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, and your daily routine has become difficult to manage, it’s time to consider your options. With the help of board certified orthopedic physicians, you can determine whether non-surgical treatment or total joint replacement is right for you.

When you’re just beginning your journey, attend one of our Orthopedic Open House events to learn about joint replacement directly from one of our highly skilled surgeons. Our physicians are here to educate you about your options, including pain management and surgical intervention.

If joint replacement surgery is the best option for you, a dedicated care team will guide you every step of the way. You will receive a thorough overview of what to expect leading up to surgery, as well as consistent communication throughout your experience.

Your Orthopedic Team

  • Physician specialist
  • Dedicated nursing staff
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Case manager
  • Care coordinator

Patient Education
Prior to total joint replacement, learn what to expect directly from your care team – including surgery, physical therapy, diet and care after discharge.

Coordinated Care
A nursing coordinator leads the care team and serves as a personal connection while patients plan for, undergo and recover from surgery.

National Recognition
Patients benefit from the first and only orthopedic program nationally certified in hip and knee replacement and spine surgery in the Capital Region.

Fight Back Against Back Pain

At some point in their lives, most people will experience lower back pain in the lumbar region of the spine. Other areas where one might experience spine pain are the thoracic (middle) and cervical (neck) regions.

Most back pain conditions can be effectively treated through nonsurgical treatment. When spine surgery is necessary, our spinal experts specialize in the treatment of the spine, back and neck. In addition to a general surgery residency, these surgeons have completed advanced orthopedic surgery training in the spine subspecialty.

It means your physician is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning.

Conditions Treated

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis

Give Yourself a Hand

Orthopedic problems in the upper extremities include shoulder, arm, hand and wrist pain and injury. These may include overuse injuries, arthritis or traumatic injury and can affect people of all ages.

Proper functioning of the upper extremity is necessary for many of the activities of daily living we take for granted. Writing, grabbing, driving or lifting would be severely limited were it not for the correct performance of the muscles, nerves, joints and bones of the upper extremity.

Injuries to the upper extremity can be treated conservatively using non-surgical means. When surgery is needed – particularly for hand or wrist conditions – minimally invasive surgery is enough to resolve the problem.

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Entrapment neuropathy (repetitive stress injury)
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Traumatic injury

Take the Right Steps

The feet and ankles are complex structures that have the big job of supporting our body weight. On them, we manage to stand, walk, turn, dance and run. When the foot or ankle is injured, it often requires highly specialized treatment to restore maximum function and movement.

Whether your podiatric needs are as simple as a topical cream, or as complex as ankle replacement surgery, our foot and ankle specialists are trained to treat the full spectrum of conditions.

Foot and Ankle Conditions

  • Diabetic foot care: foot education, nail care, wound or ulcer care
  • Foot infections: abscesses, soft tissue infections, gangrene, osteomyelitis
  • Skin and nail conditions: ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, warts, Joint, muscle and bone pain: heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, tendonitis, flat feet
  • Trauma: fractures, soft tissue injury, sprains, lacerations, puncture wounds, sports injuries
 

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Contact Us
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
One Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690


To learn more about our program, call our Orthopedic Program Coordinator:
1-877-700-0531

If you are already under the care of a physician and require physical or occupational therapy, call our rehabilitation department at 609.584.6640

Move beyond pain now.

Meet our orthopedic experts and learn about conditions and treatment options.

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