Specialty spotlight – orthopaedics
Our hospitals provide some of Australia's best orthopaedic surgery facilities, with more than 60 accredited orthopaedic surgeons, who have a wide range of sub-specialty interests.
St John of God Health Care’s investment in the latest surgical technology, including robotic surgery, and research means that we provide excellence in clinical care and leading recovery options for patients accessing care at our hospitals.
Some patients may also be able to access post-acute care in the home through the St John of God Health Choices home nursing service, reducing their stay in hospital and enabling access to the care they need in the comfort of their own homes.
Orthopaedic surgery types available
Our hospitals provide a comprehensive range of orthopaedic surgeries ranging from the most frequent hip and knee, shoulder, upper limb and spinal surgeries to the less common foot and ankle surgery.
As most of our surgeries are performed on major joints, they often require an overnight stay (up to 70 percent of surgeries), while we also offer day surgery for smaller procedures.
Orthopaedic sub-specialties offered:
- foot and ankle
- hip and knee (including arthroplasty)
- shoulder and elbow trauma
- spinal surgery.
Our research in orthopaedics is giving our patients access to the latest technologies, equipment and techniques to improve their outcomes after surgery. The majority of our surgery is focused on hip, knee, shoulder and upper limbs.
We are also providing leading research into the outcomes of robotic-assisted technology in orthopaedics.
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