Freehold, NJ, January 24, 2008 –(PR.com)– Late in 2007, Dr Michael Greller and Dr Alan Nasar, orthopedic surgeons from the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, performed a fully cementless, minimally invasive total knee replacement using trabecular metal technology. It was a “first” in the history of CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Drs Greller and Nasar operated at the CentraState Medical Center in a procedure that did not have to allow the waiting time for cement to set and harden. The cartilage in the patient’s knee had been eroded after osteoarthritis, trauma and job related wear and tear attributed to the damage. Joint pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of mobility are symptoms experienced by about 450,000 Americans who seek surgical treatment each year.