The Joint & Spine Institute

at Clara Maass Medical Center

If you sustain an injury or suffer from another medical concern that affects your bones and joints, you already know how disruptive your condition can be to the rest of your life. We rely on our healthy bones and joints to stay active, mobile, resilient and independent.

The Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center offers leading-edge treatments and procedures aimed at restoring your mobility and quality of life.

Our orthopedic center, located in Belleville, New Jersey, is unique as it has a dedicated area within the hospital. Surgeries are scheduled Monday through Friday and patients typically return home after a three-night stay.

Features of the program include:

  • Nurses, therapists and nursing assistants who specialize in the care of joint patients
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Onsite outpatient rehabilitation center
  • Emphasis on group activities as well as individual care
  • Family and friends educated to participate as “coaches” in the recovery process
  • Group lunches with your coach and others in the program
  • Your joint team who coordinates all pre-operative care and discharge planning
  • Comprehensive patient guide for you to follow from 6 weeks pre-op until 3 months post-op and beyond
  • Coordinated after-care program
  • Reunion luncheons for former patients and coaches
  • Newsletters to update you with new information about arthritis and joint care
  • Public education seminars about hip and knee pain

To learn more about what our orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons can do for you, request an appointment today.

We Understand Our Patients’ Needs

Orthopedics is a broad branch of medicine that can address everything from simple broken bones to serious diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Whether you have received emergency care for an accident or are suffering from a degenerative condition, our dedicated, caring professionals are ready to assess your needs and provide the latest, state-of-the-art treatment options, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Our Orthopedic Specialists Are Expert Clinicians, Leaders, Educators and Innovators

Our orthopedic surgeons are leaders in their field, developing innovative techniques and implants that are used around the world. With a high degree of clinical and surgical expertise, we care for professional and collegiate athletes and perform complex revision joint replacement surgeries.

Sports Medicine Specialists

From conditioning through injury treatment and rehabilitation, we offer truly comprehensive sports and physical medicine care. As part of RWJBarnabas Health, we are the official healthcare provider of sports teams including The New Jersey Devils, Rutgers Athletics, Seton Hall Athletics, Princeton Athletics, Somerset Patriots, and Monmouth University Athletics:

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Award-Winning and Accredited Orthopedic Care

As an award-winning hospital system, RWJBarnabas Health has received numerous accreditations and recognitions from state and national organizations. In 2023, we were recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs." Clara Maass Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval with Disease-Specific Care Certification in Elective Joint Hip Replacement and Elective Joint Knee Replacement. CMMC has also earned many other awards and accreditations for excellence in patient care.

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Programs and Specialties We Offer

Orthopedic doctors at Clara Maass Medical Center have advanced pioneering techniques that have revolutionized the field. Our programs and specialties, which include diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Approximately 790,000 total knee replacements and over 450,000 hip replacements are performed annually in the United States. This number continues to grow as our population ages. Primary candidates are individuals with chronic joint pain from arthritis that interferes with daily activities, walking, exercise, leisure, recreation and work. The surgery aims to relieve pain, restore your independence, and return you to work and other daily activities.

Total hip replacement and total knee replacement patients typically recover quickly. Patients will walk and will be in exercise classes beginning the day after surgery. Generally, patients are able to return to driving in 2 to 4 weeks, dancing in 4 to 6 weeks and golf in 6 to 12 weeks.

The Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center has implemented a comprehensive planned course of treatment. We believe that you play a key role in promoting a successful recovery. Our goal is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program.

Nonsurgical Orthopedic Treatments

In many cases, pain relief and recovery can be achieved with nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy. Some of the nonsurgical treatments offered at our facilities include:

Orthopedic Surgery

Some of the orthopedic procedures our facilities can provide include:

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a variety of orthopedic conditions.

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Patient Stories

  • “The knee surgery was the best decision I’ve made. I should’ve done it a long time ago."

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  • “The surgery has been a real mood booster. I’m not in pain anymore.”

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  • Before my surgeries, it was increasingly more difficult to walk, to exercise, to ski because of the pain. Consequently, the knee replacement surgery was like a miracle to me.

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About Our Physicians

Our highly qualified orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons are experts in restoring movement and function to patients using the latest treatments, technologies and procedures.

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services

Delivering Advanced Physical Therapy Care Right Here in New Jersey

Our clinically proven approaches to rehabilitative care are specifically designed with careful consideration of the patient’s individual needs and goals. We work closely with patients to strategize the most effective recovery possible.

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