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ACL & PCL injuries: Everything you need to know

28 March 2022

ACL & PCL injuries: everything you need to know Orthopaedic injuries like a torn ACL or PCL can cause mobility issues and long recoveries so we take a look at causes, treatment and rehabilitation. PCL injuries and serious problems like a torn ACL not only cause severe pain at the…

Finger Wrist Fracture Fixation

Fracture Fixation Explained

06 December 2021

Fracture fixation is orthopedic surgery for repairing a broken bone using methods that allow fast healing and realignment of the injury. When a bone is broken and cannot be reset with a cast or is out of alignment where surgery may be required, fracture fixation allows the injury to be…

torn meniscus

Torn Meniscus: Symptoms and Treatments

27 October 2021

The meniscus functions like a rubber washer but in fact is two pieces, medial (inside) and lateral (outside) due to the two cruciate ligaments being in the middle. Its function is cushioning and lubrication. Only the outer twenty percent of a meniscus has a blood supply (healing potential). So if…

Total Knee Replacement: What to Expect, Surgery and Recovery

14 September 2021

You’ve likely decided to look at a total knee replacement because you suffer severe osteoarthritis, have joint or mobility issues, an injury or a joint deformity. The procedure may not be for everyone so it’s important to speak with an expert before discussing your options. The goal of the surgery…

ACL Reconstruction

When is an Orthopaedic Surgeon Likely to Perform an ACL Reconstruction?

14 September 2021

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilising ligament in the knee. It is a rope-like structure located in the centre of the knee and runs down from the femur to the tibia. One of the primary functions of the ACL is to provide stability during rotational movements, such…

Achilles Tendon

Common Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain

14 September 2021

The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. It is crucial as it allows you to lift your heel when you walk, jog and run. Considering how important the Achilles tendon is to our day-to-day activities…

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What is Patellofemoral Realignment Surgery?

14 September 2021

Patellofemoral realignment surgery is a procedure performed to return the kneecap – or patella – to its normal tracking path when other nonsurgical treatments have failed. It is performed on kneecaps that are suffering from patellofemoral instability, which is the abnormal movement of a kneecap from its normal alignment in…

Achilles Tendon

What Can I Expect After An Achilles Tendon Repair?

14 September 2021

An Achilles tendon repair is the reconnection of the ends of broken tendon so that you can use your foot again normally. You may have torn your Achilles tendon running or jumping playing sport, or even from falling or tripping. Whatever the case may be, here is some useful information…

Signs and Symptoms of Orthopaedic Problems

14 September 2021

Orthopaedic problems such as arthritis are more prevalent in women than in men with the likelihood of developing arthritis increasing as you age. However, people as young as 20 have been known to develop arthritis and other orthopaedic problems depending on certain factors. Factors such as excess weight, previous joint…


What To Expect Post-Orthopaedic Surgery

14 September 2021

Joint replacement surgery – and any orthopaedic surgery for that matter – are decisions that should not be taken lightly. While you will definitely welcome the pain relief a successful surgery will afford you, you will naturally be anxious about the procedure itself and the subsequent recovery period. Naturally, the…

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