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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Can someone recommend a very good clinic for knee injuries in New Jersey or close by?

My wife needs someone that specializes in the field and not just regular clinic that will do an x-ray and send her home.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 13

My Wife used Dr. Hosea at University Orthopaedic Assoc's for her ACL with great results. We're only minutes from New Brunswick, not sure where you are. I have numerous friends and customers also use someone in Morristown. I can get the name if you're further North. 

 

http://www.uoanj.com/dr_Hosea

post #3 of 13

you can also try the hospital for special services in NYC.  

 

I feel your pain, this is why I had my ACL done in CO!  

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  Will try to contact Dr. Hosea.

post #5 of 13

Good luck with everything!  in addition to finding a good OS, start looking for a great PT.  VERY IMPORTANT 

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Good luck with everything!  in addition to finding a good OS, start looking for a great PT.  VERY IMPORTANT 

Hosea had my wife do 3 or 4 months of PT before he would even operate. Then, cut, then 4 more months. The whole thing turned her  into the most non-aggressive skier ever. (not that she was too aggressive before)

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Hosea had my wife do 3 or 4 months of PT before he would even operate. Then, cut, then 4 more months. The whole thing turned her  into the most non-aggressive skier ever. (not that she was too aggressive before)

 

 Just trying to understand, this doesn't sound good.  ACL recovery has a lot to with the mental aspect. My PT included a lot of confidence building. He did a lot of exercises that did more for mental confidence than strength/balance.  Not being critical.  

 

I can certainly see strengthening up the leg before hand especially if the leg was particularly weak due to injury. 

post #8 of 13
I don't see where the operation and PT has anything to do with it. Skiing is really a mental thing anyway. If she was already timid, of course she's going to be more timid. Give her time. Like a couple years. Speaking as one who knows here. The fact that she is getting out and doing it again should be enough. Do not push.
post #9 of 13

The PT before hand was to get her range of motion back before surgery. The new fear is ALL mental. She wasn't an avid skier before this. She went because I ski.  She enjoys the scenery and vacation aspect of it. She now goes because me and my son both ski and it is a great family activity.  If it weren't for my son enjoying it, she could give it up and sit on the beach drinking.  Her knee itself is perfect. She just never wants to go through that again.

post #10 of 13
I have a husband like that. He only skied because I liked it, then had a torn ACL followed by a dislocated shoulder. He lets me ski without him now. Can't say I like it, but truly there came a point that dealing with his nerves was interfering with my enjoyment. It's easier to leave him home.
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I don't see where the operation and PT has anything to do with it. Skiing is really a mental thing anyway. If she was already timid, of course she's going to be more timid. Give her time. Like a couple years. Speaking as one who knows here. The fact that she is getting out and doing it again should be enough. Do not push.

Operation= no

 

PT= Yes hugely

 

you are correct, every person's tolerances are different though and it depends on what the fear/concern is.  Confidence in ability, fear of pain or just the fear of the time it takes to recover and rehab.  

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Can someone recommend a very good clinic for knee injuries in New Jersey or close by?


My wife needs someone that specializes in the field and not just regular clinic that will do an x-ray and send her home.
Thanks in advance.

 

See if you could get a referral for a knee surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City's Upper East Side. They are affiliated with Cornell University and many of their surgeons are part time professors. I have had very very good experience with them for myself (foot and spine), my wife (broken ankle), and my daughter (hand and knee). Aside from their physicians, their facilities are top notch, and their PT is quite specialized. For instance, my daughter crashed hard while skiing in Vermont and she sprained her left thumb. We went their for check-up and PT and they had an entire departmental section dedicated just to hand injuries. If your insurance is willing to pay for rehab there - I would recommend you go for it.

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you can also try the hospital for special services in NYC.  

 

I feel your pain, this is why I had my ACL done in CO!  

 

 

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See if you could get a referral for a knee surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City's Upper East Side. They are affiliated with Cornell University and many of their surgeons are part time professors. I have had very very good experience with them for myself (foot and spine), my wife (broken ankle), and my daughter (hand and knee). Aside from their physicians, their facilities are top notch, and their PT is quite specialized. For instance, my daughter crashed hard while skiing in Vermont and she sprained her left thumb. We went their for check-up and PT and they had an entire departmental section dedicated just to hand injuries. If your insurance is willing to pay for rehab there - I would recommend you go for it.

 

that's 2 for HSS....  Its worth a call...  

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