On Tuesday, November 20th, Dr Michael Greller and Dr Alan Nasar, orthopedic surgeons from the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, performed the first fully cementless, minimally invasive total knee replacement using trabecular metal technology in the history of CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ.
Freehold, NJ, January 24, 2008 –(PR.com)– Late in 2007, Dr Michael Greller and Dr Alan Nasar, orthopedic surgeons from the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, performed a fully cementless, minimally invasive total knee replacement using trabecular metal technology. It was a “first” in the history of CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Drs Greller and Nasar operated at the CentraState Medical Center in a procedure that did not have to allow the waiting time for cement to set and harden. The cartilage in the patient’s knee had been eroded after osteoarthritis, trauma and job related wear and tear attributed to the damage. Joint pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of mobility are symptoms experienced by about 450,000 Americans who seek surgical treatment each year.
“Trabecular metal is an innovative material made with tantalum in an interconnecting, 3-dimensional lattice structure which is 80% porous. It very closely approximates the micro structural architecture and mechanical properties of bone. This makes it an ideal material for orthopedic implants. When used in joint replacements, human bone grows right into and through the trabecular metal in a rapid fashion creating a very strong bond.” explains Dr Nasar “This allows orthopedic surgeons to implant artificial joints without the use of bone cement, a significant advance as bone cement can weaken and crack over time and generate debris. By eliminating bone cement from the implant, we can perform a simpler procedure that can last longer than cemented implantation. This technology has the most potential benefit for young, active patients in need of knee replacement surgery.”
Drs. Greller and Nasar have been on the cutting edge of orthopedic technology in joint replacement surgery. Recent innovations such as the Gender Knee replacement, computer assisted surgery, and minimally invasive joint replacement have been adopted by the orthopedic surgeons at the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) in Freehold, New Jersey, to provide patients with an individualized, technologically advanced approach to joint replacement.
Michael J Greller MD, FAAOS, President of AOSMI, is vice-chairman of the department of orthopedics and chairman of credentials at CentraState Medical Center. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. Dr Greller specializes in advanced, minimally-invasive, shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures, in addition to minimally-invasive computer-assisted hip, knee and shoulder replacements
Alan S. Nasar, MD, a fellowship-trained joint replacement orthopedic surgeon from AOSMI, specializes in minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery. He is the Director of The Total Joint Center of New Jersey at CentraState and the Director of Orthopedics at the CareOne Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, New Jersey.
Today, all of the surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute perform minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery. Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute provides advanced medical care in Freehold, NJ, with leading doctors and surgeons, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional Patient-Centered, Patient-Focused Care ™. The seven practicing physicians at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute have a combined 100 years of experience providing exceptional orthopedic care to the New Jersey community.
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