“For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Owen Arthur

As we enter the New Year, I want to extend my warm wishes to all our families, patients, and friends. I hope you had a restful holiday and are now ready to embrace the year ahead with enthusiasm and determination to prioritise your health.

In the coming year, you have the opportunity to reclaim the quality of life you deserve. Enduring chronic pain should not be a part of your journey. Those with this condition often have an increased sensitivity to their surroundings, making each morning a struggle to prepare for the day and each night a challenge to find rest. I am here to support you through a range of medical services specifically designed to help you win the fight against chronic pain.

 

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery commonly used on the knee joint, involves inserting a camera and instruments through a small 1cm incision known as a “portal.” This procedure provides a clear view of the knee joint that would otherwise require a larger incision. The smaller incisions also contribute to faster recovery and minimal post-operative pain, often allowing patients to return to their daily activities on the same day of surgery.

Arthroscopy is a valuable tool for addressing a wide range of issues. Here are several of the treatments it can assist with:

  • Diagnostic arthroscopy and biopsy
  • Meniscal trimming
  • Meniscal repair
  • ACL or PCL reconstruction
  • Chondroplasty (smoothing of the articular cartilage)
  • Microfracture
  • Knee joint washout
  • Reduction of fractures of the tibial joint surface
  • Removal of loose bodies

Total Knee Replacements


Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical solution for damaged or worn-out knee joints. The operation involves replacing the affected areas with artificial components. The knee is composed of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap). Within the joint lies the meniscus, a soft cartilage that acts as a cushion and dampens shock during movement.

Certain factors such as arthritis, injury, or other illnesses can harm this protective layer, resulting in severe pain and hindering daily tasks. If non-surgical treatments prove ineffective in alleviating symptoms, surgery may be suggested.

Total Hip Replacements


During a total hip replacement, a surgical procedure is performed to replace the damaged cartilage and bone in the hip joint with artificial components. The hip joint, situated between the femur and acetabulum, is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. This ball and socket joint consists of the head of the femur as the ball and the pelvic acetabulum as the socket, both covered by smooth articular cartilage that acts as a cushion for smooth movements.

Due to various diseases and conditions, this cartilage may become damaged. In such cases, a total hip replacement can provide relief from severe arthritis pain that hinders daily activities.

 

Revision & Complex Revision Arthroplasty


Revision replacement is a sophisticated surgical intervention that involves replacing a previous hip/knee joint with a new artificial one.

Some of the treatments are listed below:

  • Total femur and humerus replacements
  • Treatment of Infected Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Treatment of Peri-prosthetic Fractures
  • Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis

Orthopaedic Oncology
Orthopaedic oncology is a specialised branch of medicine that concentrates on addressing tumours and cancers that impact various parts of the body, including bones, cartilage, fibrous tissues, muscles, nervous tissues, soft tissues, and vessels.

The following treatments are available at my practice:

 

  • Excision of Bony & Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Limb Reconstruction following excision of Bony & Soft tissue Sarcomas
  • Prophylactic fixation of Metastatic lesions, for example from Breast-, Prostate-, Kidney- and Bowel Cancer
  • Excision and reconstruction of Metastatic lesions

If you have any health concerns or suffer from chronic pain, please feel free to reach out to my office, located on the 1st Floor, Suite 108, Block 1 of Vergelegen Mediclinic Somerset West. Your well-being is my top priority.

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