The Joint Institute

We understand that joint pain can change how a person sees the world and dramatically impacts their quality of life. The physicians, nurses, rehabilitation staff, and administration of Saint Barnabas Medical Center have worked together to assemble a multidisciplinary team of specialists to create The Joint Institute – a comprehensive patient-centered care model for the surgical treatment of ailments. At the Joint Institute, our unique approach to joint replacement is designed to get patients back to their old selves faster and with less pain than ever before. We prepare and guide our patients and their families through the entire process of treatment including preparation for surgery, specialized post-operative care and preparation for discharge.

The Joint Institute offers:

  • A dedicated place in the hospital for the care of patients undergoing knee and hip replacements.
  • Private rooms to enhance recovery and patient comfort
  • A joint care coordinator to work with patients throughout their journey
  • Specially trained and dedicated health care team
  • Clinically proven physical and occupational therapy programs
  • Consistent team approach to patient care
  • Comprehensive manual to guide patients through their surgery and rehabilitation

Advanced Technology

MAKO Robotic Arm-Assisted Joint Replacement

Accuracy is critical to outstanding outcomes in both total or partial knee and total hip procedures. Using robotic-arm assisted technology, surgeons can now personalize a procedure to achieve optimal results with an advanced level of accuracy. As a leader in surgical services, Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers robotic-arm assisted surgery for total and partial knee and total hip replacement. Learn more about robotic-arm assisted surgery.

ConforMIS Knee Replacement System

ConforMIS partial and total knee implants are customized to match each patient’s anatomy for a better fit and potential for a more naturally feeling knee. Using this technology, our orthopedic surgeons are able to convert a patient’s CT scan into a 3D model of their knee, correcting any underlying deformity. From that model an implant is designed to precisely match that patient’s size and shape.

Patient Stories

  • “It’s a wonderful thing. I have so much more energy now, and I have so much more time to myself."

    Timothy
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  • Thanks to one of the best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) doctors in the country, Simone’s treatment was already started.

    Simone
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  • Lisa made me feel at ease immediately. She tested my voice, suggested voice exercises, role modeled them, and allowed my son to take video of me mirror imaging Lisa for practice at home

    Gail
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