Bone and Joint Disorders

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Pain in the bones and joints can interfere with almost all aspects of life. Mobility is critical to enjoying family, staying active and performing day-to-day tasks. The Center for Bone and Joint Health is committed to all aspects of bone and joint care with the goal of restoring quality of life as quickly as possible.

The Center for Bone and Joint Health offers a comprehensive approach that revolves around your health and wellness. The Center offers preventive therapies, nutrition counseling and a full spectrum of non-invasive treatments that may completely eliminate the need for surgical options. But if surgery is ultimately needed, the Center’s wellness approach gets you back to a normal quality of life weeks sooner than with traditional options.

Our specialists are board certified and fellowship trained across all musculoskeletal disciplines. They have the technology and resources needed to examine, diagnose and treat all joint problems. Each specialist is committed to building a relationship with you and offering an individualized treatment plan.

Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. For the patient, that means smaller skin incisions and less cutting of muscles and tendons. The advantage of these techniques is less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and improved strength.

3 Ways to Protect Your Joints

Philip J. Glassner, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hunterdon Orthopedic Institute, offers the following advice to help protect your hips, knees and other joints—whether or not you have frequent pain or arthritis.

Control your weight
Weight puts extra strain on joints. For example, each pound you weigh puts an additional five pounds of pressure on your knee joint when you climb a stair. 

Know your limits
If an activity makes your muscles sore, that’s good. If it makes your joints ache, that’s bad, and that activity should be avoided or modified.

Stay active
Allowing muscles to become weak or tight only makes joint pain worse. Keep walking, at the very least.

If you need a physician, consult the physician search or call Hunterdon Medical Center’s Physician Referral Service at 1-800-511-4462.

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