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Hip & Knee
Hip pain and knee pain beyond middle age is commonly caused by arthritis. Arthritis is a broad term and osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also referred to as degenerative joint disease. Arthritis can cause progressive pain and progressive difficulty performing day to day tasks.
Hip replacement surgery (total hip replacement) is one of the most successful operations in Orthopaedic Surgery. Hip replacement surgery is designed to alleviate pain and to permit a return to a normal lifestyle. Hip replacement surgery is recommended when there has been enough pain, enough problem, over enough time from the arthritic hip.
Revision Total Hip
Hip replacement surgery (total hip replacement) is one of the most successful operations in Orthopaedic Surgery, and for the vast majority, a total hip replacement will allow a normal lifestyle without hip pain. Overtime however, a total hip replacement can start to fail for a variety but limited number of reasons, and repeat surgery (a revision total hip replacement) may be required. A revision total hip replacement requires careful planning and investigation, and the surgery can be more complex than a first-time total hip replacement.
Knee replacement surgery (total knee replacement) is designed to alleviate pain, to restore knee movement and function, and to permit a return to a normal lifestyle. In knee replacement surgery, the arthritic knee is replaced with biomedically engineered metallic and plastic components with potentially two decades or more of durability.
Revision Total Knee
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations in Orthopaedic Surgery. Overtime however, a total knee replacement can start to fail for a variety but limited number of reasons, and repeat surgery (revision total knee replacement) may be required. A revision total knee replacement requires careful planning and investigation, and surgery can be more complex than a first-time total knee replacement.
Injury is unfortunately part of the nature of sport. Sports injuries can result from direct impact or a direct blow, but also from overuse. Treatment depends on the site of injury and the severity or degree of injury. Physiotherapy can play a central role in rehabilitating the injured site. The site and degree of injury will determine whether surgery is required.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major structures that provides stability to the knee. ACL rupture can lead to the knee giving way or to feel unstable notably with pivoting movements, as when changing direction. ACL reconstruction surgery aims to restore stability to the knee. Surgery is performed through small incisions and is arthroscopically assisted. Surgery is one part of the ACL reconstruction treatment along with pre-surgery and post-surgery physiotherapy.
Trauma – Fracture
Fractures (broken bones) unfortunately can occur following a fall at home, in the garden, on the street, off a bicycle, on walking trails, during sport, and in the playground. Fractures can occur throughout the age groups from toddlers to the elderly. The most common sites for fractures are the wrist, ankle, and hip. The site and type of fracture will determine whether surgery is required to restore alignment and to restore stability to the fracture, in order to facilitate the healing process.
Knee Arthroscopy and
Knee arthroscopy is also referred to as ‘keyhole’ surgery, is performed to remove fragments of cartilage (fragments of meniscus tissue) or to repair torn meniscus tissue (bucket handle meniscus tear, posterior root meniscus avulsion tear). Knee arthroscopy is day surgery.