Mitcham Private Hospital
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Orthopaedic Overview

Mitcham Private Hospital specialises in advanced orthopaedic surgery including complex hip and knee surgery, joint replacement, arthritis management, sports injury and trauma.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are recognised nationally and internationally for their surgical excellence, utilising the latest minimally invasive techniques to deliver solutions for patients with musculoskeletal problems.

The Orthopaedic surgeons perform a range of surgeries such as hip and knee joint replacement, as well as also specialising in a range of minimally invasive investigative techniques, arthritis management, sports injury and reconstructive surgery. Click here to view a list of our Orthopaedic surgeons.

HIP - total hip replacement, anterior and posterior and posterolateral, open reduction and internal fixation for fractured hip and femur, and hip arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, revision total hip replacement.

KNEE - knee replacement (Unicompartmental Knee Replacement and total knee replacement), knee reconstructions including anterior cruciate (ACL) and multi ligament repairs, high tibial osteotomy, arthroscopy.

SHOULDER – rotator cuff repairs, soft tissue damage repairs, shoulder release (to increase range of movement), unstable shoulder repairs, total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement and shoulder arthroscopy, biceps repair.

ELBOW – soft tissue repairs, elbow replacement and arthroscopy.

HANDS & WRIST – repair of congenital conditions, fractures, carpel tunnel release, release of Dupuytren’s contracture, nerve and muscle releases.

FOOT & ANKLE - fracture repairs, ligament repairs, achilles tendon repairs, peroneal tendon repairs and reconstruction, fore foot reconstruction and repair of bunions, arthritis and joint disease.

On the ward, our Orthopaedic physiotherapists provide an early involvement to assist patients to regain movement, strength and independence following injury or surgery. Most hip and knee joint replacement patients will stand out of bed on the day of surgery and you may even take a few steps if you are feeling up to it. This assists with your mobilisation and reduces other post-operative complications after surgery. The team's priority is your recovery and safe discharge to home or to rehabilitation.

The physiotherapist works in partnership with our doctors and nurses to provide personalised care to facilitate your optimal recovery. This may include; exercises, prescription of walking aids, gait re-education, education on slings and braces and advice on do's and don'ts.

Your surgeon may refer you to the Pre Admission Clinic. You will meet with one of the Clinic’s nurses and the physiotherapist. The aim of the clinic visit is to educate you about your surgery, what to expect in hospital and preparing for discharge.

You may need ongoing physiotherapy and support prior to returning home. Rehabilitation needs will be discussed with you during your hospital stay and should this be required, a nurse assessor will visit you during your stay.

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