Orthopedic Surgeons at AOSMI Conduct Clinical Research

Posted on August 2, 2011 By

The surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) with offices in Freehold, Monroe and Wall townships believe that participating in clinical research studies is one way to advance the science of medicine, stay in the forefront of medical treatments, and make improvements in care that will ultimately benefit the patients.

Dr. Alan Nasar, the primary researcher, and Dr. Gregg Berkowitz, sub investigator, are conducting a study that tests the effectiveness of the Zimmer Natural Nail™ System manufactured by Zimmer® on patients who have had hip surgery. The two-year study Prospective Post Market Clinical Study of the Zimmer® Natural Nail™ System Cephalomedullary Nail will measure how patients are progressing at various post surgical intervals.

The Zimmer Natural Nail System is a system of intramedullary nails, screws, instruments, and other associated implants that are designed to provide stable internal fixation for fractured long bones. The nails are used for specific applications to help restore the shape of the fractured bone to its natural, pre-injured state.

The Cephalomedullary Nail was specifically designed to treat certain fractures of the femur and to minimize the amount of bone that must be removed for nail insertion. A choice of nails is available to bets match the individual anatomy
of the patient.

Dr.Alan Nasar, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, is a member of the AMA (American Medical Association), and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Nasar holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science, New York City, where he received specialized training in biomechanics and biometrics.  He received his M.D. from the medical school of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed surgical internships in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York – Stony Brook Hospital, and adult reconstructive surgery at Desert Orthopaedic Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Berkowitz, who has been practicing for 19 years, specializes in sports medicine with a particular interest in cartilage injuries of the knee and other joints, total joint arthroplasty, and fracture and trauma care. Dr. Berkowitz has been featured in “Healthy Direction” publications, has been interviewed on local TV, and is on the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, teaching Family Practice residents. He also has taught students in the Medical Science program, a specialized program in Freehold Borough High School, and frequently teaches bone health and anatomy to elementary school children and the community.

Dr.Berkowitz is vice president of Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute; past secretary of the medical staff of CentraState Medical Center (CSMC) where he is also a past member of the Board of Trustees, and a faculty
member of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He served as past chairman of Orthopedic Surgery for two terms at CSMC and was voted “Physician of the Year” in 2006 by the nursing staff of CSMC for his level of dedication and the
quality of patient care he gives.

 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.  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 www.AdvancedOrthoSports.com.                         ###
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