Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Orthopaedics

At Joondalup Health Campus, we understand the importance of getting back on your feet following orthopaedic surgery. Our highly skilled and experienced orthopaedic surgeons are supported by our caring team of nurses and allied health professionals.

Our surgeons perform a wide range of orthopaedic procedures including:

  • arthroscopic surgery
  • joint replacement
  • knee surgery
  • paediatric orthopaedics
  • shoulder surgery
  • surgery relating to trauma
  • treatment of sports injuries
  • upper limb surgery

For more information on our orthopaedic surgeons, please click here.

On the orthopaedic ward, our highly trained physiotherapists are involved at an early stage to assist in regaining movement, strength and independence following injury or surgery.

The physiotherapists and occupational therapists work in partnership with the doctors and nurses to provide personal care to facilitate optimal recovery. This may include exercises, prescription of walking aids, gait re-education, education on slings and braces and valuable advice to help you make a safe transition home. Our team’s priorities are your recovery and rehabilitation.

If you have suffered an acute injury (resulting from trauma) and present to our Emergency Department, you may be referred to our Trauma Clinic. Here you will be reviewed by one of our Orthopaedic Nurses and Orthopaedic Registrar and, who will advise on a management plan to assist your recovery.

Orthopaedic robot

We are currently the only hospital in Australia treating public patients for partial knee replacements using the Stryker/MAKO robot, which is revolutionising PKR surgery in Australia.

In appropriately selected patients, Partial knee replacement (PKR) is an alternative to total knee replacement but traditionally has had a higher failure rate.

This is all changing however, thanks to the Stryker/MAKO robot, which helps surgeons with precision and accuracy when performing a PKR- that is consistently reproducible. 

The robot surgery is based on a high resolution 3D imaging, where a computer correlates what the surgeon is seeing and feeling in real time to a pre-operative digital plan based on a 3D Computerised Tomography (CT) scan of the patient. Then with robotic precision, the surgeon executes that plan using the robotic arm's 6mm high speed burr.

The surgery allows for increased accuracy of implantation, faster recovery and shorter hospital stay – plus patients report a more natural feeling knee. 

It ensures that the replacement will be well aligned, allowing surgeons to make the bone cuts within one millimetre and one degree of accuracy.

Robots in theatre are a highly precise tool. Like all tools, however, they are only as good as the surgeons using them – and our highly trained surgeon is amongst the best in Australia. 

Mr Arash Taheri had extensive hands-on experience during his training with the Stryker/MAKO robot in the United States, where the technology was developed. 

In 2014 he completed seven-months of training under the renowned experts in the field of robotics in arthroplasty, Dr Paul Gilbert and Dr Lawrence Dorr, at the prestigious private hospital Keck Medicine of USC, in Los Angeles, California.

He also became the first surgeon in Western Australia to complete a bilateral PKR using the robot in 2015.