NOI In the Press

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Craig Wright Answers Questions About Hip Replacement Surgery

When it’s time to start thinking about hip replacement, it’s good to have a basic understanding of what is actually done during the surgery and what your expectations can be.

Dr. Craig Wright, MD is the hip replacement specialist at the Elite Surgical Center in Wayne. He is a local, having grown up in Totowa before attending the University of Pennsylvania. Wright went to medical school at Rutgers, Newark and had his residency at Seton Hall, where he specialized in orthopedic surgery.

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Ex-Giants captain Jonathan Casillas on, Odell Beckham, Eli Manning, Landon Collins, injury prevention and possible ‘mistake that could haunt franchise’

Nineteen months after he was a team captain, Jonathan Casillas would be a virtual stranger in the Giants locker room.

Recognizing all NFL is short for “Not For Long” jokes, the Giants’ rate of turnover the last two offseasons has been higher than the norm.

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Dropping pounds still best way to take pressure off joints

When a patient begins to consider total joint replacement surgery, orthopaedists from across New Jersey say they often begin discussions with a simple pronouncement: Lose weight.

Shaving as little as five pounds can result in a dramatic reduction in pressure on a joint, providing an ailing area of the body with a measure of relief.

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Doctors use biologics to save worn knees and hips

The patients come into his office with every orthopaedic ailment imaginable. Arthritis-racked knees and hands. Tennis elbow and torn labrums. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

For those with severe joint pain in their knees, hips, elbows or shoulders, they’ve often tried it all in search of relief. They’ve lost weight, altered exercise routines, been fitted for braces and injected with pain-numbing cortisone shots. Still, many reach the conclusion they will never rid their bodies of the crippling discomfort without total joint replacement surgery — which often means major procedures with loads of potential risk factors.

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