Chronic Knee Pain? You May Have a New Option

Posted on January 26, 2012 By

Dr. Manuel T. Banzon, a  board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI), Freehold and Monroe townships, performed a new procedure at CentraState Healthcare called Subchondroplasty™, a minimally invasive surgery for osteoarthritic knee pain caused by chronic bone marrow edema (BME).

Subchondroplasty is considered a new treatment for an overlooked cause of knee pain. This procedure is both joint-preserving and cost-effective for people suffering from chronic BME. The procedure delays the need for joint replacement and provides relief for patients with chronic knee pain because of BME. An MRI is needed to determine if BME is present.

At recent lectures Knee Arthritis – What are my Options?, sponsored by Victoria Healthcare, Matawan, and Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Dr. Banzon discussed operative and non-operative options in treating knee arthritis. Dr. Banzon’s talks are always free and open to the public.

For more information or to schedule lectures, contact  Jessica Wilcox 732-720-6414.

About Dr. Banzon: Dr. Banzon specializes in total joint replacement, arthroscopy, and fracture and trauma care. He serves as Director of Orthopedic Services at The Rehab Center atWedgwoodGardens. In 2008, Dr. Banzon received the “Physician of the Year Award” at CentraState Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Monmouth County Medical Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society.

The Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) is an orthopedic practice located at Pond View Professional Park, 301 Professional View Drive, Freehold, and 312 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, with satellite locations in Jackson and Wall.  The surgeons at AOSMI, who have a combined 100 years of experience, provide advanced medical care.  For more information, call 732-720-2555 or visit