Orthopaedic Surgery


In a general sense orthopaedics can be the assessment and treatment of any musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal problems are our particular area of interest and is discussed on the rest of the website.

Orthopaedics specifically refers to surgery on the musculoskeletal system and conditions of the joints such as arthritis. This also is where we can help you. There is a variety including

  • Joint replacements commonly knees and hips (TKR, THR)
  • Reconstructions for knee, shoulder and other joints (ACLR)
  • Post fractures, whether wrist, ankles, fingers, etc (Colles, Smiths, Potts, Bennetts…)
  • Lumbar surgery or injections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and other types of arthritis.
  • Other conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Whatever the problem area or type, we can assess if physiotherapy will be helpful, what are your treatment options, and work out suitable plans and goals, and get you started with the right treatment. For example commonly after Total Hip Replacement some specific weakness is usually present, and specific exercises are required to overcome this. Better quality of walk and balance is the result. After knee meniscus surgery, VMO weakness is usual and specific strengthening gives better stability and avoids painful complications. The take home message is that the best result comes from specific assessment and treatment.


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