Mission Statement

At Ocean County Sports Medicine, we strive to provide our patients with the very latest in medical care for disorders of bones, joints and muscles. Dr. Tauro's position at Rutgers Medical School and as a national lecturer assures our patients that they will be provided with the finest care available anywhere in the country. Our philosophy is to be compassionate, caring and friendly. We help our patients make the best decisions for preventing problems or solving them after they occur. As our patient, we will ensure that you understand the nature of your problem and take an active part in its treatment and resolution. There are many ways to treat musculoskeletal injuries and most of them do not require surgery. Surgery is recommended only when it is absolutely necessary as the best way to treat a problem. If surgery is the only viable option, Dr. Tauro specializes in minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy and MIS replacement surgery to minimize patient discomfort, scarring and length of recovery and to maximize the return of function.

Our History

Ocean County Sports Medicine was established in 1988 by Dr. Joseph C. Tauro, a nationally recognized innovator in orthopedic care for surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal problems. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of complex sports injuries and degenerative joint conditions.

Ocean County Sports Medicine educates patients and puts their needs first, and our patients play an active role in decision-making and treatment. The innovative procedures and techniques employed by Ocean County Sports Medicine can dramatically improve patient outcomes.

Everyone here at Ocean County Sports Medicine is personally connected to each patient's unique journey to wellness throughout the entire healing process. This ensures superior results, minimizing discomfort, scarring and length of recovery for our patients.

Our Specialties

Ocean County Sports Medicine specializes in surgeries for the shoulder, knee and hip, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, direct anterior hip replacement, ligament repair, shoulder replacement, joint preservation, meniscal transplant and cartilage transplant. Dr Tauro is at the forefront for the development of new techniques, implants and instrumentation for arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery as well as minimally invasive joint replacement.

Additionally, because of Dr. Tauro's affiliations, some medical issues involving the spine, hands or feet can be referred to an extensive list of nationally recognized subspecialists associated with the orthopedic department at Rutgers Medical School or across the country.