NJ's Top Sports Medicine Experts.

Wall, Freehold, Manahawkin, Toms River & Red Bank

 

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Why Choose Our Sports Medicine Specialists?

Whether it is a torn ACL in a high school football game, a shoulder injury to the “weekend warrior” or an overuse injury from a strenuous gym session, the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey will provide the proper treatment with most highly skilled Orthopedic and Sports Medicine experts using the latest, state-of-the-art treatments.  The multi-disciplinary team at OIOCJ utilizes the experience and expertise of 15 Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialists, Joint Replacement Specialists and Pain Management Specialists and has 5 locations throughout Central Jersey.

Our Interest In Your Lifestyle

OIOCJ continues to increase their involvement in Central New Jersey’s athletic community by providing medical coverage for area high schools, collegiate, and professional athletes in need of orthopedic and sports medicine care. The physicians at OIOCJ serve as the area’s most highly regarded Sports Medicine specialists.

Learn About Injuries We Treat

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Sprains and Strains

Muscle or ligament strains and sprains are extremely common conditions, especially in this age of greater recreation and fitness.   It is not uncommon for severe sprains and strains to lead to swelling and visible bruising.   Obvious deformity of the muscle, severe swelling and pain, or other confusing symptoms should be brought to the attention of your orthopaedic physician.

Sprains vary in severity from:

  • Grade 1 – Mild Sprain
  • Grade 2 – Partial Ligament Tear
  • Grade 3 – Full Ligament Tear
Tendonitis

Tendons are the firm and elastic structures that link muscles to the bone that they attach to. These are dynamic, hard-working structures that routinely endure tremendous amounts of stress, especially with athletic activities. When over-used or injured (or even without a known cause), tendons can become inflamed, painful, and frustratingly limiting (known as Tendonitis).  In many cases, the site of inflammation is at the point where the tendon attaches to the bone.

Commonly areas of Tendonitis include:

  • Achilles tendon
  • Patellar Tendon (Jumper’s Knee or Runner’s Knee),
  • Hip Flexor tendon
  • Extensor Tendons of the Elbow (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Tendons of the Wrist and Thumb
Shoulder and Throwing Injuries

In most cases, athletes suffer shoulder injuries due to repetitive strain to the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the shoulder joint.  Over time, repetitive motions, such as throwing or lifting, begin to weaken the structures of the shoulder.  This weakening often leads to pain, swelling and weakness in the shoulder.  However, in some instances, shoulder injuries can occur spontaneously after a sudden impact such as a football hit, throwing or overexertion of the shoulder.

It is important to see a Sports Medicine Specialist at the first sign of shoulder pain as many shoulder conditions are progressive and will worsen, if left untreated.

Common shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome)
  • AC Joint Injury
  • Bicep Tendon Tears
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Instability
Knee Injuries

In most cases, athletes suffer knee injuries as the result of a sudden trauma or impact such as a direct hit to the knee or from a change of direction while the foot is planted.  In other instances, knee injuries may be the result of overexertion and muscular imbalance which forces the knee to be repetitively strained.

No matter what the sport or activity, limited motion or flexibility in the knees has a direct impact on speed and power and can compromise your performance.   

It is important to see a Sports Medicine Specialist at the first sign of knee pain as many knee conditions are progressive and will worsen, if left untreated.

Common knee injuries include:

  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL Injuries
  • MCL / PCL Injuries
  • Tendonitis of the Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain (Jumper’s Knee or Runner’s Knee)
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Knee Instability
  • Patellar Dislocation
Elbow Injuries

For athletes whose sport involves overhand throwing or a shooting motion, mobility and strength in the elbow joint is essential for velocity and accuracy.  In many cases, the elbow becomes injured to a sudden trauma, such as a direct impact or fall onto the elbow.  In other instances, the ligaments and tendons of the elbow can become injured due to repetitive strain on the elbow.  One of the most well known elbow injuries among athletes is a UCL injury (Ulnar Collateral Ligament), which is especially common among pitchers.

It is important to see a Sports Medicine Specialist at the first sign of elbow pain as many elbow conditions are progressive and will worsen, if left untreated.

Common elbow injuries include:

  • Elbow Tendonitis (Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow)
  • UCL Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Tear
  • Bone Spurs on the Elbow
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
Foot and Ankle Injuries

There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot alone.  The ankle is comprised of three large bones and a complex network of ligaments, all of which directly affect speed and stability.  If any of these bones, joints or ligaments are injured it can be almost impossible to perform activities of daily living or athletics.  Many acute foot and ankle injuries can be treated through nonoperative/conservative means, but if conservative treatment fails to alleviate the symptoms or the condition, then surgical intervention can often be very helpful.

It is important to see a Sports Medicine Specialist at the first sign of foot or ankle pain as many of these conditions are progressive and will worsen, if left untreated.

Common foot and ankle injuries include:

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Ligament Instability
  • Turf Toe
  • Toe Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
Dislocations and Fractures

Almost all dislocations and fractures that an athlete will sustain are the result of a direct impact or fall onto the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist or hand.  Not all fractures or dislocations require surgery and the treatment depends on a number of factors including: which bone is injured, whether the bone has displaced or angulated (moved out of place), whether it can be adequately stabilized and immobilized in a cast or brace and any injuries to the area.

It is important to note that if a fracture has been sustained and the bone has visibly broken the skin, this is known as an “open fracture” and should be treated immediately at the nearest Emergency Room.  In the instance of a “closed fracture”, this injury can be treated by an Orthopedic or Sports Medicine Specialist.

Common areas of dislocations and fractures include:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Wrist or Hand
  • Kneecap
  • Ankle
  • Toes

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Treatments

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Physical Therapy
In many cases, sports and overuse injuries can be treated with rest and Physical Therapy, which is provided by the Peak Performance Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation team at OIOCJ.  The goal of Physical Therapy is to strengthen the area of injury while increasing mobility of the joints and ligaments.  Athletes are also taught proper form and balance in an effort to prevent the injury from recurring.  The Peak Performance Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation team works alongside the OIOCJ physician team to ensure recovery is quick and effective.  Physical Therapy may also be coupled with non-surgical treatments to expedite recovery. 
Non-Surgical Treatments

In addition to Physical Therapy, non-surgical treatments may be utilized to enhance recovery.  These non-surgical treatments are performed by the OIOCJ Sports Medicine team and feature the most innovative options anywhere in New Jersey.  

These non-surgical treatments include:

  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Anti-Inflammatory Treatments
  • Cortisone Injections
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
  • Synthetic Joint Fluid Injections
  • EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology)
Arthroscopic Surgery

If surgery is required, the Board Certified team of Orthopedic Surgeons at OIOCJ are among the most respected and experienced anywhere in New Jersey.  Our team utilizes the most advanced arthroscopic surgical approaches and most patients return home the same day.

During an arthroscopic surgical procedure, a small incision (about the size of a buttonhole) will be made to insert the arthroscope. One or more incisions may then be made to see other parts of the joint or ligament or insert other instruments. The injury is then corrected with specially-designed instruments that minimize the need to cut or dissect the surrounding muscles.  This reduced trauma to the surrounding muscle and tissue substantially reduces recovery time.

Arthroscopic Reconstruction Surgery

In some instances, a ligament or tendon may be completely torn or detached from its intended position and must be reattached or repaired using a graft and/or small bone anchors.  The Board Certified team of Orthopedic Surgeons at OIOCJ are among the most respected and experienced anywhere in New Jersey.  Our team utilizes the most advanced arthroscopic surgical repair approaches and most patients return home the same day.

During an arthroscopic reconstruction procedure, a small incision (about the size of a buttonhole) will be made to insert the arthroscope. One or more incisions may then be made to see other parts of the tendon or ligament or insert other instruments. The tendon or ligament is then repaired with specially-designed instruments that minimize the need to cut or dissect the surrounding muscles.  This reduced trauma to the surrounding muscle and tissue substantially reduces recovery time.

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Wall Office: 2315 Route 34 South Manasquan, NJ 08736

Freehold Office: 3499 U.S. 9, Freehold, NJ 07728

Toms River Office: 226 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755

Red Bank Office: 365 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Manahawkin Office: 1301 NJ-72 #290, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

I highly recommend Dr. Petrosini. He performed ACL and meniscus repair 3 months ago and I am doing great.  Dr. Petrosini is wonderful. He takes his time with you, explains everything in great detail, and answers all your questions. I’ve never once felt rushed during an appointment.
-Elizabeth

I just wanted to thank you for seeing my daughter. I spoke with several people after our visit and told them how kind you were, and the great advice you offered us.
– Mary

Thank you for giving me my normal live back! You and your staff have been great to me and my family.
-Michael

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