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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.

Dr Damian Smith
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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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A New Practice Designed To Put Patients First

A New Practice Designed To Put Patients First

From the calming green hues of the clinic’s décor through to the integrated treatment approach, everything about InMotion Orthopaedics has been designed to enhance the patient experience and optimise their mobility outcomes. “The medical world has really moved on from...

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9 Things To Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

9 Things To Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

Is knee replacement the right option for me? According to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint registry, over 63,000 knee replacement surgeries were performed in 2017. Replacement surgery is a very successful procedure in restoring mobility and...

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