Nutley Orthopaedic Group
For the past decade, the Nutley Orthopaedic Group has transformed the lives of thousands of patients suffering from serious orthopedic conditions. Those formerly living with chronic pain have returned to an active lifestyle.
Each physician in the Nutley Orthopaedic Group is distinctively skilled in his area of expertise. Patients from as far as Europe and Asia have sought out Dr. Femino for hip and knee replacement surgery. Local sports teams rely on the expertise of Dr. Ducey to get them back on the playing field after injuries or other conditions sideline them.
Elimination of pain and restoring an independent lifestyle is the number one goal of the practice. Many patients who come through our doors have lived with pain for a long period of time, so finding the best way to alleviate pain becomes the focus.
Surgery is considered after more conservative treatments have been exhausted. We believe that preparation for surgery is key to a speedy recovery. To that end, the Nutley Orthopaedic Group’s staff strives to makes patients both comfortable and knowledgeable about their surgery, a distinct advantage in the recuperation process.
Patients are nurtured throughout their entire experience. The Nutley Orthopaedic Group will review your upcoming surgery with you prior to hospital admission. You will also have the opportunity to speak with other patients who have had a similar surgery. Any questions or anxiety about insurance coverage and payments are also addressed prior to any surgical procedure.
Frank P. Femino, MD
Dr. Femino specializes in adult reconstruction surgery and joint replacement. Chief of Orthopedics at Clara Maass Medical Center, Dr. Femino has performed more than 3,500 joint replacement surgeries, primarily of the hip and knee. He has had much success in performing surgeries that are considered “high risk” as well as those rarely attempted or compromised by previous surgeries.
Dr. Femino has been recognized for his expertise in performing minimally invasive procedures, resulting in quicker recovery and less pain. His state-of-the-art surgical techniques include minimally invasive hip replacement, knee replacement and same day partial knee replacement.
Stephen A. Ducey, MD
Dr. Ducey specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. He has helped many athletes and “weekend athletes” with procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Dr. Ducey has been recognized for his expertise in performing minimally invasive procedures, resulting in quicker recovery and less pain. His state-of-the-art surgical techniques include minimally invasive hip replacement, knee replacement and same day partial knee replacement.
The Nutley Orthopaedic Group specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, joint replacement surgery, treatment of sports-related injuries, and foot and ankle problems.
- Hip and Knee Replacement
- Dr. Femino has been recognized for his expertise in performing the most current and innovative hip and knee surgeries. His boutique-style practice favors the patient’s time and concerns in all aspects of care. Procedures include: knee replacement, partial and total; knee arthroscopy; hip replacement; stem cell and PRP injections for treatment of arthritis and tendonitis, and viscosupplementation (gel injections) for conservative treatment of arthritis of the knee.
- Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
- Dr. Ducey specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. He also performs leading-edge shoulder replacement surgery. Some of the surgeries he performs are: minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of both the knees and shoulders. His area of expertise includes arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, hip arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction cartilage surgery and patellofemoral realignment.