Reconstructive Orthopedics

Services

At Reconstructive Orthopedics of Central New Jersey, Dr. Mark Schottenfeld provides comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care in Edison, NJ. Our goal is to get you well and back to your regular routine as quickly as possible.

For your convenience, we offer digital X-ray, cortisone injections, and viscosupplementation in our office, and we work closely with Kessler Rehabilitation, which has a facility in the same building as our Edison office.

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-rays are superior to traditional film X-rays because they provide larger, clearer, color-enhanced images that result in a more accurate diagnosis.

In addition, the size and shape of the X-ray system allows for faster and easier positioning that can lead to less stress for injured or ill patients.

You are also exposed to much less radiation (up to 90% less) than traditional X-rays. Both Dr. Schottenfeld and the radiologist will view your X-rays.

Cortisone Injections

Injectable cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication, a synthetically produced steroid that lasts for a longer period of time than the cortisone your body naturally produces.

It is injected directly into joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles to decrease inflammation, which can subsequently decrease pain. 

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation is an appropriate treatment for people with knee arthritis that has failed to respond to more conservative therapy. A solution of hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid.

It is useful for people who are trying to delay surgery or are not candidates for knee replacement surgery. Viscosupplementation injections are typically given weekly for 3 or 4 weeks and provide pain relief for several months.

Physical Therapy

Reconstructive Orthopedics of Central New Jersey refers our patients to Kessler Rehabilitation for physical therapy. For your convenience, they have a facility in the same building as our office, along with a network of 75 outpatient physical therapy centers located throughout the state.

Kessler’s therapy team provides manual therapy techniques and functional exercise, as well as comprehensive patient education and post-therapy support to help shorten your recovery time and ensure optimal outcomes.

Kessler’s therapy facilities feature state-of-the-art exercise equipment and innovative rehabilitation tools. Their physical therapists will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and work with you one-on-one to help you meet your unique rehabilitation and training goals.

The goal of physical therapy is to alleviate your pain and improve your strength, coordination, endurance, range of motion, and function.

To schedule an appointment for outstanding orthopedic care from Dr. Mark Schottenfeld in Central New Jersey, call us at (908) 222-8858.