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Christopher Johnson, MD, FACS, knee, upper extremity and sports medicine specialist at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, spearheaded the establishment of the Adult Burn Center in the Escuela Hospital of Honduras after his 2013 medical mission trip made him aware of the dire need for a dedicated burn facility.

Professional Orthopaedic Associates, with locations in Tinton Falls, Toms River and Freehold, has been providing specialized orthopaedic care to area residents for 30 years.

Our very own Dr. Harry A. Bade, III, Sports Medicine Surgeon, contributed to an article by NJ.com about the rise of the Tommy John surgical procedure.  Dr. Bade explains the increased number of cases of this elbow surgery, named after the former L.A. Dodger's pitcher, Tommy John, is due to the increasing number of youth athletes.  Dr.

For the second consecutive year, the surgeons at Professional Orthopaedic Associates were named Top Doctors of 2014 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. The award is based on peer election, and only 4% of the 23,000+ nominees received this prestigious honor. 

Doctors at Professional Orthopaedic Associates have recently been honored with the On-Time Doctor Award by Vitals, and honor awarded only to select doctors with the shortest average wait times, as reported by their patients.

The skilled specialists at Professional Orthopaedic Associates have long been known as the area's experts in orthopedic care, and now, we are proud to announce that our doctors have been named Top Doctors of 2014 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for the second consecutive year.

The recovery time from a knee replacement procedure varies for each patient based on the patient’s overall health, type of procedure, and activity level prior to surgery.

When the procedure is complete and patients have returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation regimen. Over the course of six to eight weeks, joint replacement patients progress from small movements, such as stiff leg lifts, to walking greater distances.

Allowing a patient’s healthy bone, cartilage and ligaments to remain intact, a customized partial knee replacement provides patients with a more natural-feeling knee than a total knee replacement.