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We provide state-of-the-art care for simple and complex sports injuries as well as for degenerative joint diseases.
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Did you injure your ACL or meniscus in a game or on the slopes? Does your shoulder hurt when you throw or when you try to sleep? Need rotator cuff surgery before next year's baseball season? Ocean County Sports Medicine is a local sports medicine facility in Toms River, NJ that focuses on cutting-edge medical procedures and excellent patient outcomes. We offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for bone, joint and muscle disorders. No matter what type of care you need, Dr. Tauro and his team will provide individualized care that's tailored to your needs.
Schedule your consultation today by calling 732-341-6226.
Meet Dr. Joseph Tauro, MD & the Team
Dr. Tauro is the facility's director and an internationally acclaimed orthopedic surgeon. He is currently:
- The Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers Medical School
- A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- A board member of the Arthroscopy Association of America
Dr. Tauro also helped develop the arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries that are used to this day. He receives referrals from across the United States. Set up your consultation with Dr. Tauro today.
Congratulations Dr. Tauro! At the 2023 annual meeting of AANA (the Arthroscopy Association of North America), Dr. Joseph C Tauro MD, of Ocean County Sports Medicine, was elected as AANA Secretary. AANA is the largest subspecialty organization among orthopedic surgeons and leader in arthroscopic & minimally invasive orthopedic care. He will continue to lead the organization’s efforts regarding surgical care through advanced simulation.
Dr. Tauro and his team use modern technology and procedures to minimize recovery time and maximize your quality of care. You can count on us to perform:
What We Do
We employ anatomically correct repair techniques with proven increases in healing rates for patients and specialize in the treatment of complex shoulder problems, including patients who have had failed prior surgery. Orthopedic surgeons throughout the country utilize Dr. Tauro's innovative techniques.
A hip replacement involves removing the diseased surface of the ball and socket of the hip and replacing it with an artificial lining. In the vast majority of our hip replacement procedures, we utilize an anterior approach where no muscles are cut, resulting in a quicker, easier, and safer recovery than traditional muscle cutting and splitting approaches.
Dr. Tauro utilizes the latest techniques for ACL, meniscal and joint surface injuries including stem cell augmentation and the use of quadraceps tendon for ACL reconstruction. For knee replacement surgery we use computer assisted custom 3D printed patient matched instrumentation to improve accuracy and to reduce incision size and surgical time.
Joint Preservation means preventing joint deterioration and arthritis, thus reducing the chance you will need a joint replacement. It involves both non-surgical and surgical techniques including biologic solutions such as PRP and stem cell therapies.
At Ocean County Sports Medicine, we specialize in treating various foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, joint surface injuries and fractures.
Cartilage and meniscus transplantation is a way for us to prevent or delay the need for future joint replacement. For cartilage transplantation, we use the patients own cartilage from an unneeded area of the knee, carefully selected fresh donor cartilage, or the patients own cartilage regrown on a collagen matrix (the "MACI" procedure).
Dr. Tauro treats a range of injuries including sprains and fractures. We work closely with coaches and trainers to prevent serios injuries. We have extensive experience treating elbow UCL ("Tommy John") injuries in throwers.
We accept in-network patients from Aetna, QualCare, AmeriHealth and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Are you out of network? Our local sports medicine facility accepts out-of-network benefits from all insurance plans. If you still need help with the cost of service, our team will do our best to accommodate your budget. To learn more about procedures and insurance processes, talk to a member of our team today