OPERATIONS

Below are listed some of the more common operations performed by the Joint Studio surgeons.

ANAESTHESIA FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

SPINAL ANAESTHETIC
LA CATHETER IN LEG
GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

Optional but recommended

Single injection in the lower back

Helps smooth recovery 1st 6 hours

Placed using ultrasound

Connected to portable pump

3-5 days duration

All patients will be asleep

(unless otherwise requested)

LA IN THE JOINT

Surgical injection when you are asleep. Assists with pain relief 1st 24 hours

HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY

SPINAL ANAESTHETIC
GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

Optional but recommended

Single injection in the lower back

Helps smooth recovery 1st 6 hours

All patients will be asleep

(unless otherwise requested)

LA IN THE JOINT

Surgical injection when you are asleep. Assists with pain relief 1st 24 hours

ACL Reconstructive  Surgery

This surgery involves replacing the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee with a graft of hamstring tendons taken from the back of the thigh and secured inside the knee joint to improve the stability of the joint. 

ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY

Knee Arthroscopy

 

This involves the insertion of a camera and a surgical tool inside the knee joint via small 'keyhole' incisions. It is used to accurately identify problems within the joint and to treat cartilage tears and other surgical problems.

Hip Arthroscopy

 

This involves insertion of a camera and surgical tools inside the hip joint through 'keyhole' incisions to allow identification and treatment of certain hip problems most commonly labral tears of the cartilage.

 

Shoulder Arthroscopy

A small camera is inserted into the shoulder joint and surgical tools can identify and treat various shoulder problems.  

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

This surgery involves repairing the torn tendons of the shoulder using arthroscopic and open techniques. Click on the link below to read more about the anaesthetic and pain management.