Orthopaedics Centre

Our goal in the Orthopaedic Centre is to restore mobility and eliminate pain, so that patients can get back to participating in everyday life, living with confidence and maintaining independence.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Acromioplasty
  • Upper Limb Surgery
  • Revision Arthroplasty
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Lower limb, foot and ankle surgery

Orthopaedic Treatments

  • With the constant impact of walking and running, it’s not surprising that the feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the human body. Ankle and foot pain are very common. Here at the Mater Private, our team provides specialised surgical and non – surgical expertise in the following areas:

    • Osteochondral Lesions
    • Sports Injuries
    • Ligament Failure
    • Adult Flat Foot Deformity
    • Bunions & Toe Deformities
    • Achilles Tendon Repair
    • Total Ankle Replacement
  • The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows you to move your joint in many different directions. The ball portion of the hip joint (femoral head) is at the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) and fits into the socket (acetabulum) of the hip bone (pelvis). The bone of the femoral head and acetabulum of the pelvis are separated by spongy material (cartilage) and by a sac of fluid (synovial fluid), both of which serve to lubricate the joint. A properly functioning hip joint is critical for normal everyday activities such as walking, running and climbing.

    Painful hip conditions can be treated in several ways including:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Exercise
    • Medications

    When a patient’s symptoms do not respond to these treatments, an orthopaedic surgeon may recommend hip replacement surgery with the aim of restoring mobility and relieving pain.
    While most arthritic hips are the result of degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis, other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritiscongenital deformity or trauma can also be relieved by total hip replacement. Your Orthopaedic Surgeon will discuss your specific hip problem and give you time to ask questions about the operation, recovery and rehabilitation time.

    Total Hip Replacement

    Painful hip conditions can be treated in several ways including physiotherapy, exercise and medications. When a patient’s symptoms do not respond to these treatments, an orthopaedic surgeon may recommend hip replacement surgery with the aim of restoring mobility and relieving pain.

  • The knee is the largest joint in the body and each knee carries half the body’s weight.
    It is a hinged joint between the upper leg bone (femur) and the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula). The surfaces where these bones meet are covered with a thick cushion of cartilage. This cartilage can become damaged or worn away for a variety of reasons, the most common being age degenerative osteoarthritis, causing the underlying bones to rub together leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, instability and often deformity. Severe arthritis can restrict normal everyday activities such as walking, running and climbing.

    Painful knee conditions can be treated in several ways including reducing weight, physiotherapy, exercises, and medications and injections to reduce pain and inflammation. When a patient’s symptoms do not respond to these treatments an orthopaedic surgeon may recommend a total knee replacement with the aim of reducing pain and improving the quality of your life. It may also help to restore motion, straighten the leg, improve stability, and improve the function of the joint.

    Surgical options

    Total Knee Replacement

    Knee replacement surgery also known as knee arthroplasty can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis. People who need knee replacement surgery usually have problems walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Some also have moderate or severe knee pain at rest.

  • Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities. How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at home and work and negatively impacting quality of life.

    At the Mater Private, our Orthopaedic Surgeons are highly respected in the treatment of both common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.

    Some of the conditions they treat include:

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Trigger Finger
    • Tendonitis
    • Arthritis
    • Fractures
    • Nerve Compression
  • Shoulder and elbow joints allow us to bend, flex, reach, and rotate our arms. However, repetitive overhead movements that are common to some sports and jobs frequently overstress the elbow and shoulder joints resulting in injury. When problems related to tendon tears, instability, fractures, arthritis and other conditions impede movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and help restore movement. One such treatment is Shoulder Arthroplasty.

  • Sports Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries due to athletic activity. Many of these disorders are treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.

    At the Mater Private, our team of surgeons is equipped to deal with both complex and minor sports injuries, to include High Resolution Diagnostic Procedures.

Services

The Mater Private treats a wide range of both complex and routine Orthopaedic and Spinal patients. Our service brings together an expert multi-disciplinary team, who are singularly focused on delivering exceptional patient care with exceptional outcomes. Our team provides patient centred and coordinated evidence based care with treatment and interventions tailored to individual needs.

    • Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Spinal Surgeons
    • Neuro-surgeons
    • Anaesthetists
    • Pain Specialists
    • Nurses
    • Allied Health Professionals

    Our team of highly experienced surgeons offer our patients expert diagnostic evaluation, medical treatment and surgical procedures in the key areas of

    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Spine
    • Upper Limb
    • Foot & Ankle

     

    Spinal and orthopaedic services, like many in the Mater Private Hospital, are delivered by an integrated, multidisciplinary team, ensuring that all patients needs from radiology to surgery to rehabilitation are fully met. The team works in a close interdisciplinary environment with access to consultants and colleagues across a wide range of specialties to support the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in areas such as:

    • Joint Replacement
    • Spinal
    • General Orthopaedics
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Sports Medicine
    • Foot and Ankle
    • Hand and Wrist
    • Lumbar Decompression
    • Discectomy

     

    Two of our operating theatres are state-of-the-art with specific requirements for Orthopaedic surgery including clean air flow systems.

  • The Physiotherapy Department provides full support to patients requiring treatment following procedures.

    Services are available on an out-patient basis. Services can be access by referral from a healthcare practitioner or on a walk-in basis.

    The aim of the Mater Private Physiotherapy team is to help patients reach their maximum potential for their physical needs and abilities.

  • A dedicated team of expert Consultants,treating a wide range of both complex and routine Orthopaedic and Spine patients. All patients referred to this service will be SEEN WITHIN 10 DAYS.

  • With adolescents and young adults playing sport at a higher level, increasing demands are being placed on their joints, in particular their hips. Early diagnosis and intervention is extremely important to minimize symptoms and prevent premature onset of hip joint deterioration. If caught early, many hip problems may be corrected, and the natural hip joint may be preserved to avoid a hip replacement procedure at a young age.

  • Painful hip conditions can be treated in several ways including physiotherapy, exercise and medications. When a patient’s symptoms do not respond to these treatments, an orthopaedic surgeon may recommend hip replacement surgery with the aim of restoring mobility and relieving pain.

  • Total Knee replacement surgery, which is also known as knee arthroplasty, can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints.