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
- partial and full joint replacements
- knee surgery
- paediatric orthopaedics
- shoulder surgery
- trauma surgery
- 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 doctors and nurses to provide patients with personal care, facilitating 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, who will advise on a management plan to assist your recovery.
MAKO – The orthopaedic robot
Our orthopaedic department has access to the latest technologies throughout all areas of the specialty.
This includes the use of robots, patient specific instrumentation, navigated surgery and constant improvements in equipment and techniques.
One area of interest is the increasing use of robots in orthopaedics. Robots are accurate and useful tools which assist our surgeons in performing complex procedures with increased accuracy and control.
At Joondalup, the MAKO robot has been used since 2015/16 and is available to public and private patients alike. The MAKO is usually used in the insertion of some partial and total knee replacements as well as total hip replacements.
Your surgeon will advise you on whether or not robotic surgery is the right option for you.