Orthopedic Surgery at Somerset Campus
The Orthopedic Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is a 35-bed unit specializing in orthopedic surgery including total joint surgery, back surgery and bone surgery. The majority of the rooms are private and feature flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofabeds for family members who wish to stay overnight.
The Department is equipped with whatever is needed for a safe and quick recovery. In addition, the beds have overhead frames for traction.
Many nurses on the unit have attained national certification in their specialty, and are specially trained to care for immobilized patients. Our orthopedic surgeons are board certified and have specialty certifications. Case manager and social workers are available to assist in placing patients in rehabilitation facilities if needed.
For patients with osteoarthritis in their knees, a minimally invasive surgical alternative is available at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Unicompartmental knee surgery results in faster recoveries than traditional total knee replacement. It is an option for osteoarthritis patients who only have one knee compartment that is damaged.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset physicians also use computer-assisted navigation for knee replacement surgery. Described as a “surveyor’s tool,” this technology helps surgeons accurately align and orient knee implants with the patient’s anatomy, ultimately improving the knee’s functioning and longevity. Infrared optics and tracking software continually monitor the positioning of instruments during surgery, allowing the physician to make a more precise cut while ensuring optimal placement and stability. All products used are FDA approved and the latest in technology.
Pre-admission testing is completed prior to a patient’s flow of care.
Visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons