Ocean Medical Center Was Jumpin' During Orthopedic Program

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Ocean Medical Center Was Jumpin' During Orthopedic Program

Ocean Medical Center recently hosted This Joint is Jumpin' for the second year, which equipped people with valuable health education while getting them moving through dance. Ninety men and women participated in the event, with live music, brunch, dancing and an educational panel from two of Ocean's orthopedic surgeons, Joseph Tauro, M.D., and David Rodricks, M.D.

The event also featured a special dance performance from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Manasquan. From strengthening the lungs and heart, to minimizing the chance of osteoporosis by making bones stronger, participants learned that dancing to a great song is an entertaining and social way to stay healthy while boosting physical confidence.

The program was presented on behalf of the Joint Replacement Program at Ocean Medical Center, which is home to a team of leading experts in the region. Ocean provides access to the latest technology and experts who are skilled in advanced procedures, including minimally invasive knee replacement, partial knee replacement, hip resurfacing and total hip replacement.

The Joint Replacement Program offers a multi-disciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists, and specially trained and experienced registered nurses and therapists who provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options in joint care. They make every attempt to try non-surgical treatment options before considering surgery. However, when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, Ocean's physicians have the ability to replace all major joints, including the hips, knees, and shoulders. Many of the physicians are fellowship trained in subspecialties including hand, spine, sports medicine, and joint replacement. To learn more about Ocean's joint replacement program or to find an orthopedic specialist, call 1-800-DOCTORS.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.