Meniscal repairs are some of the most commonly performed knee surgeries in the United States, especially among older people. However, the surgery is often complicated by arthritis in people over the age of 65. Older people may be able to avoid the surgery by making healthy lifestyle choices. Summit Medical Group's Eric Mirsky, MD spoke with CNBC.com about meniscal repair surgery, when it could be helpful and what older people can do to protect their knees. Read Dr. Mirsky's advice here.
Topic Info: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball can be more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. Listen to SMG’s interview with orthopedic expert Dr. David Abrutyn, as he explains the ABC’s of the ACL.
When you have a problem with your foot or ankle, you have a choice to make: Should you see an orthopedic surgeon with a foot and ankle subspecialty or a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon? Both medical professionals are highly trained and extremely knowledgeable on conditions pertaining to the foot and ankle. Learning more about these specialties can help you make the best decision for your care. What Is Training Like for These Doctors? Orthopedic surgeons obtain either an MD (doctor of
A Common Knee Injury The knee is an extremely complex joint. It has to be. It’s responsible for flexing, extending and rotating the lower leg, and it carries most of the body’s weight. The knee is a meeting of three bones–the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (kneecap)–surrounded by muscles. Holding it together are tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bone) and ligaments (tissue that connects bone to bone). With between 120,000 and 200,000 per year in the U.S.,
Please join Summit Medical Group foot and ankle specialist Dr. Marco Ucciferri on Monday, April 30 at the Bernardsville Public Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as he discusses proper foot, ankle and toenail care. Dr. Ucciferri will discuss: Ankle fractures Caring for infections Heel and foot pain Laser treatment for nail fungus ...and more! Registration is requested, so please call the Bernardsville Library at 908-766-0118 or visit BernardsvilleLibrary.org to reserve your spot
The Summit Medical Group Orthopedics Department is proud to congratulate all of our doctors who have been recognized as Top Garden State Doctors of 2017 by Inside Jersey and Castle Connolly. Research firm Castle Connolly invites more than 24,000 doctors at 6,000 hospitals around the country to nominate outstanding peers and compiles a nationwide list. Inside Jersey publishes the list of New Jersey–based doctors. Summit Medical Group Orthopedics Department doctors recognized in 2017