Why refer to Southwest Orthopaedics?
You have choices about where to refer your patients. We hope that you will chose our locally provided services, supporting our local St John of God private hospital as well as the public system. We strive to use the best available evidence to drive our clinical care of patients to be the best it can be, but we are also open to the latest proven innovations, including the Mako surgical robot.
Referrals can be faxed or emailed. All referrals are reviewed to allow prioritisation before an appointment is made.
Office Hours 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm Friday
Phone 0424 998776 Fax 03 4505 2444 email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
St John of God Hospital
The excellent facilities at SJOG mean that patients can have top quality rehabilitation after surgery
"what is the best hip replacement for my patient?"
Innovation in healthcare is vital to progress, but many new implants are introduced to the market with minimal evidence of long term benefit. We believe that in our regional setting it is important to use proven techniques and prostheses and to provide holistic care that best supports the patient's long-term aspirations.
This hip replacement is consistently among the best performing hip prostheses in joint registries around the world. It is tried and proven, not experimental, and gives reliable and durable results when placed through standard surgical approaches.
This knee has similarly good performance in international joint registries. Accurate placement and good management of the soft tissue envelope balancing remain crucial to good outcomes.
Although artificial ligaments come and go, a biological graft, such as hamstring tendons, to replace the ACL remains the best long-term option, particularly for recreational athletes. Good quality rehabilitation, where there is coordination between surgeon and physiotherapist, is as important as good surgical graft placement