Do I need a Knee arthroscopy?

Meniscal tear Looking into the knee with a scope gives a surgeon the perfect picture of what is going on inside the knee joint. If you have torn some cartilage from the bone, or have some tearing of your meniscus from a sporting injury, an arthroscopy can fix this. While looking at the inside of […]

Northern Hemisphere Ski Season

We are now in the middle of the Northern hemisphere ski season, and from all accounts, there has been plenty of snow in all the major skiing destinations. So many people are planning exciting holidays to Japan, North America and Europe and skiing is often the big draw card. What are the most common injuries? […]

Knee Injuries in Netball

Over 1.2 million Australians play netball regularly. It is the leading women’s participation sport and the top team sport for ages 15 to 24 . All ages play netball and it is a fantastic sport to develop health and fitness. Netball involves high speed, deceleration, twisting and pivoting. Because of this knee injuries are relatively […]

ACL Reconstructions

We are now well into the AFL and Netball seasons and are seeing the usual spike in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. This article tells you what you can do to prevent an ACL injury, how we diagnose ACL injuries, and what are latest developments in ACL reconstruction. How do I avoid rupturing my ACL? […]

Shoulder Injuries – Swimming is painful

The Rottnest Channel Swim is over and the conditions this year were pretty tough. My practice always seems to be inundated at this time of year with swimmers who have sore shoulders. I see many types of shoulder injuries. If your shoulder hurts when you swim hopefully this article will provide some direction as to […]

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacementsurgery isnow a very common and successful orthopaedic operation, with the number of knee replacements performed each year increasing. In 2016, there were almost 60 thousand knee replacements performed in Australia. Knee replacements are performed when a knee joint has become so arthritic or damaged that it can no longer function without causing severe […]

Expectations After Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic operations in Australia with a very high success rate. I perform about 100 knee replacements every year. This article is designed to provide an insight into what you can expect following a knee replacement. And it will also bedetailing what you can do to […]

Obtaining Quality of Life – No More Friction

Constant pain. Joint swelling. Stiffness. Fatigue. 6.1 million Australians, or 28% of our entire population, are currently living with the symptoms of arthritis and other related orthopaedic conditions. This effect their quality of life. Symptoms such as pain, swelling and stiffness are very common and often debilitating. The inability to walk, move or sleep without […]

Hip Replacement Surgery – The FAQs

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common and successful orthopedic operations performed worldwide. It is usually performed when the hip joint wears out, resulting in pain and dysfunction. Such deterioration in your joint can dramatically affect and reduce your quality of life. Last year in Australia there were over 34 thousand hip replacements […]

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