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As part of our commitment to providing a holistic approach to orthopaedic care, we’ve brought together the latest advice, tips and news from Dr Damian Smith, to help you stay in motion.

Robotic Joint Replacement

Robotic Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure with excellent success rates. A joint replacement can change the lives of patients previously crippled with pain and poor mobility as a result of arthritis. The surgeon cuts and prepares the bone and then places the new...

Paediatric ACL Injuries: Are We Seeing An Increase?

Paediatric ACL Injuries: Are We Seeing An Increase?

2020 has certainly been an unusual year. It started with devastating fires followed by a global pandemic. After a period of lockdown, home schooling and cancelled sports, in much of Australia we have seen a gradual lifting of restrictions. I have noticed over the past...

Current Strategies in Anaesthesia for Total Joint Replacement

Current Strategies in Anaesthesia for Total Joint Replacement

Total joint replacement is a very successful operation for the management of advanced osteoarthritis. It is recognised however as a painful procedure and despite this it requires early rehabilitation and mobilisation to maximise the outcomes. Over the past decade...

Diet and Arthritis

Diet and Arthritis

There has been a lot of discussion about the role of diet in the management of arthritis. There have also been some myths about the possibility of certain foods causing arthritis. My approach to helping patients manage their arthritis is to offer advice and treatments...

Surgical Robots the Cutting Edge of Knee Replacements

Surgical Robots the Cutting Edge of Knee Replacements

If you’ve been told you might need a hip or knee replacement, it’s more than likely you’ve researched the recommended surgical procedure, and this may have included information about the option of robotic surgery. Technology has evolved into orthopaedic surgery with...

Things You Need To Know About Seeing An Orthopaedic Surgeon

Things You Need To Know About Seeing An Orthopaedic Surgeon

How were you injured?  How you were injured can be very important in diagnosing exactly what is wrong. The mechanism of injury, the velocity of injury or impact has a big bearing on what structures might be injured and therefore management and recovery. For example,...

Knee Arthroscopy: Reasons, Procedure & Benefits

Knee Arthroscopy: Reasons, Procedure & Benefits

An arthroscope is a thin fibre optic device that can be passed into joints to evaluate and allow the treatment of a number of conditions. A camera is attached to the arthroscope and the inside of the joint can then be visualised on a video monitor. Arthroscopy has now...

The Patient Experience: A Practice Manager’s Perspective

The Patient Experience: A Practice Manager’s Perspective

Let’s be honest, in most cases, when you need to see a specialist and, in our case, an Orthopaedic Surgeon, it can be a pretty scary proposition! One of the most talked-about issues these days is a serious decline in customer service and patient care in the health...

Bike Fit

Bike Fit

Cycling has always been a popular sport and recreation in Australia. Its popularity continues to grow as a means of fitness and eco friendly transportation. Recent years has seen its popularity rise amongst middle aged men keen to improve their fitness without the...

Less Invasive Approaches To Hip Replacement Surgery

Less Invasive Approaches To Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a common Orthopaedic procedure with excellent outcomes. It is expected to become even more common as the population ages. In a traditional surgical approach to the hip joint the surgeon makes a 15-20 cm incision over the side of the hip. The...

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