The Orthopaedic Group surgeons have all completed the training program of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and are fellows of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. They have all completed international postgraduate training fellowships in their areas of expertise .

Hip arthroplasty surgery

Total hip replacement is a reliable and effective treatment for hip arthritis. Other painful hip conditions, such as avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis), hip dysplasia, and hip fracture are also managed effectively with total hip replacement (hip arthroplasty surgery). Hip replacement surgery can be performed in a variety of different ways; each has its own advantages. We look forward to discussing how hip arthroplasty surgery might benefit you.

Knee arthroplasty surgery

Total knee replacement surgery offers reliable and effective treatment for painful conditions of the knee such as arthritis. The surgeons at The Orthopaedic Group offer the latest techniques in knee replacement surgery, including computer navigation and custom cutting blocks, in order to achieve the best possible results. 

Shoulder arthroplasty surgery

Shoulder joint replacement is an option for advanced arthritis and specific trauma related fractures. The main indication is pain relief with improved function. The procedure and expected outcomes will be covered in your consultation.

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. ACL reconstruction surgery offers safe, reliable and effective treatment for a torn ACL, and typically results in a knee that is stable, comfortable, and can be relied upon for sporting activities. 

Knee reconstruction

A number of ligaments help to stabilise the knee joint in addition to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL; see above). These ligaments include the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) and the Posterlateral Corner (PLC) structures. In the event of injury, reconstruction surgery is often required to restore knee stability. We are experienced in managing all knee ligament injuries.

Medial Patella Femoral Ligament Reconstruction-MPFL

Medial PatelloFemoral Ligament reconstruction (MPFL reconstruction) is effective and reliable surgery to treat patellofemoral instability that has failed non-operative management. If your patella (kneecap) has dislocated in the past and you have ongoing symptoms of instability please make an appointment to discuss MPFL reconstruction with us.

Arthroscopic knee surgery

Knee arthroscopy successfully treats a wide variety of knee conditions. It is usually performed as day surgery with two or more keyhole incisions. We are happy to discuss with you how knee arthroscopy could benefit your knee condition.

Arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery

A considerable amount of elbow and shoulder pathology can be treated with arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. The surgeons at The Orthopaedic Group would be happy to assess whether your condition is amenable to such surgery.

Meniscal preservation and repair

The meniscus is important for knee joint function. We believe the treatment of a meniscal tear should preserve as much of the meniscus as possible. When appropriate, we aim to repair meniscal tears, although this is not always possible for all tear configurations. Most meniscal tears can be managed with arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and most patients can go home on the same day as their surgery.

Articular cartilage preservation

Healthy intact joint surface cartilage (articular cartilage) is required for long term joint function. When the articular cartilage is damaged, our surgeons use advanced techniques to preserve as much native joint surface as possible and facilitate new cartilage formation in areas of injury. Preservation of articular cartilage following joint injury is important to help prevent arthritis occuring later in life.

Orthopaedic related sports injury management

The Orthopaedic Group can provide you with advice regarding your sports related injury. Our service includes appropiate workup to assist with a diagnosis and recommendations regarding management options both surgical and non-operative.

Rotator cuff repairs

Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of shoulder disability. Appropriate surgical and non-surgical management offers effective and lasting treatment for rotator cuff tears. 

Distal Biceps Repair

Avulsion of the distal biceps tendon at the elbow frequently results in considerably reduced elbow power and strength. The surgeons at The Orthopaedic Group use advanced techniques to repair the ruptured distal biceps tendon in order to maximally restore elbow function.

Shoulder decompression

Shoulder impingement results in pain with movement, even in the absence of a rotator cuff tear. Management of shoulder impingement with shoulder decompression is effective and provides lasting results. This surgery is often performed as arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Acromioclavicular joint surgery

The acromioclavicular joint may become unstable or arthritic. Our surgeons are experienced in managing these problems, and look forward to discussing how we can help you.

Carpal tunnel surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome results from compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Surgical decompression of the nerve, achieved by division of the transverse carpal ligament, is effective in managing carpal tunnel syndrome in most cases. We are happy to discuss whether this surgery is appropriate for your symptoms.

Bunion surgery

Surgical correction of bunions improves foot mechanics and facilitates the use of normal footwear. Bunions (hallux valgus) are a common forefoot deformity, and may cause pain, disability, and difficulty wearing normal shoes comfortably. Bunions are often associated with lesser toe deformities such as claw toes or hammer toes. Our surgeons are experienced at managing these forefoot deformity problems. 

Achilles tendon surgery

The Achilles Tendon may be acutely or chronically injured. Surgical and non-surgical management options are available for conditions affecting the achilles tendon, and we would be happy to discuss with you the most appropriate management for your situation.

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