NJOI Research Publications
Recent Studies from Dr. Scillia
- Microfracture surgery is very common for athletes, especially at the college and professional levels, due to the physically demanding nature of their careers (Damaged cartilage in athletes is no surprise due to the amount of stress placed on the knee joint). Notable athletes such as Jason Kidd & Greg Oden have undergone the procedure, which is considered one of the least invasive cartilage procedure that allows for the return to sports and activities.
- Typically, children who have ACL reconstructions can have it using two different techniques- going through the growth plate or around the growth plate. How much growing a child has left to do is what determines the technique of choice. Each technique has some concerns, more specifically the potential of growth disturbances or requiring a revision. Our review of the literature and the outcomes of patients following ACL reconstruction using each of these techniques showed no differences in graft survival or complication rates.
- Total shoulder replacment has become a more common procedure over the past decade. We confirmed this by looking at national database that analyzed all patients who were admitted to hospitals for this procedure. The complication rate was found to be quite low and the length-of-stay for this operation has decreased dramatically over the past 13 years.
Recent Studies from Dr. Festa
Recent Studies from Dr. McInerney