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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.

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...

Commonly Asked Questions About Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Commonly Asked Questions About Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Can I treat and manage my ACL injury without surgery?Yes. Some patients may be able to treat the injury non-operatively and return to good function through physiotherapy/rehabilitation and being diligent with activity modifications. Provided the knee is stable for...

Is Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Right For You?

Is Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Right For You?

Robotic technology has been adopted into many aspects of our lives. It is commonplace in manufacturing, computing and in the military. The benefits of robotic technology are becoming more widely recognised and used in medicine with positive results. The ideal joint...

Meet Our Robotic-Arm Assistant

Meet Our Robotic-Arm Assistant

How we’re transforming total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements for our patients using Stryker’s Mako System Dr Damian Smith completed Canberra’s first Robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement procedure in September 2017 with highly pleasing results. (see...

Are You Ski Ready?

Are You Ski Ready?

Preparing against injuries this snow season Winter is almost here - and there is no better thrill than carving up the slopes on a perfect powder day. The biggest threat to your fun however, is getting injured. The most common injury I see during the ski season is a...