Orthopedics

As kids head back to school this fall, it’s not uncommon for the nurse on site to conduct basic checks for scoliosis. If a curvature of the spine is found, parents can turn to Atlantic Health System’s newly-opened Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center for expert care. We offer growth preservation techniques, genetic testing to predict potential curve progression, bracing and spinal fusion procedures. Pediatric specialists from Goryeb Children’s Hospitals’ pulmonology, neurology and child development teams collaborate closely with our spine physicians to ensure the best outcomes for younger patients. Learn more >



Orthopedic Programs and Screenings
Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Amputee Walking School
This education and training program can help persons with lower extremity prosthetics improve their mobility. Breakfast will be served.
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Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 973-971-6301.


Orthopedic Articles

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures

-- More than 53 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or are at higher risk due to low bone mass, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says.

If you're at greater risk of osteoporosis, how can you reduce your chances of developing a bone fracture? Here are the agency's suggestions:

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Prolonged use of opioid painkillers before total knee or hip replacement may greatly increase a patient's risk of repeat surgery and hospitalization, a new study says.

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A broken bone in older age may increase your risk of death for the next 10 years, researchers say.

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Bacteria and fungi grow on medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and screws used to fix broken bones, researchers report.

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While an iPad can deliver information in an instant with the touch of your fingertips, it also can make your neck and shoulders ache, a new study finds.

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