Center for Joint Health

Why Joint Replacement?

Normally our bodies are supposed to provide us with smooth, pain-free movement. However, as we age, our bodies undergo change, that sometimes results in joint pain of the knees, hips, and shoulders. Joint pain is not only uncomfortable but also prevents you from doing the everyday activities you enjoy.

Common Causes of Joint Pain

Common causes of joint pain are often a result of over use, sprains, fractures, and arthritis. In order to determine the best treatment option for your joint pain, it is important to familiarize yourself with the usual causes and symptoms associated with joint pain, as well as understand your options in maintaining healthy bones and joints.

Total Joint at Southern Ocean Medical Center

At the Center for Joint Health at Southern Ocean Medical Center, our expert team is dedicated to helping you through every facet of your surgical experience. Our goal is to provide the clinical skill, education and support you need to successfully reduce your pain, restore function and get you moving and through an improved quality of life.

Our Center for Joint Health provides comprehensive integrated services for patients who need hip or knee replacement surgery.

Our orthopedic procedures at the Center include:
Our experienced professionals will accurately diagnose your problem and develop a plan of care that fits your needs. We make every attempt to try every possible non-surgical treatment before considering surgery. However, when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team has the ability to replace all major joints, including hips, knees and shoulders.

Listen to orthopedic surgeon Stanley Michael, M.D. discuss the joint replacement program at Southern Ocean Medical Center during an interview on WOBM AM.


Total Package

For many patients, the road to treatment and eventual recovery seems an overwhelming task, but at the Joint Health Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center your journey back to mobility is not an individual effort. We understand that making the decision to have a joint replacement or spine surgery is a difficult one. We do everything we can to facilitate a quick and comfortable recovery, including a pre-operative education class designed to provide you with comprehensive information about your procedure and to answer any questions you may have.

10 Things to Consider Before Joint Replacement


At a Glance

•  Our team of physicians, clinicians, and support staff are part of a center that has performed thousands of joint replacements.

Surgical Treatment
•  A skilled and expert team of surgeons

Rehabilitation: The Full Continuum of Care
•  Acute rehabilitation therapy
•  The Transitional Care Unit
•  Outpatient rehabilitation with convenient locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties
•  Home Rehabilitation through Meridian At Home


•  Sophisticated diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, X-Ray, and CT Scan
•  A dedicated, fully renovated inpatient orthopedics unit, featuring private rooms and a designated therapy gym
•  Comprehensive pain management services
•  As a guest or patient of Southern Ocean Medical Center you also have access to Concierge Care to assist with non-clinical needs.  

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Care Locations

  • Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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