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What To Expect In Your Appointment With The Orthopaedic Surgeon

27 February 2023 Orthopaedics


If you’re dealing with any type of orthopaedic issue, you may be wondering if it’s time to see an Orthopaedic surgeon. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect from your initial consultation.

At your appointment, the surgeon will obtain your medical history and perform a physical examination. They may also order imaging tests, such as x-rays or MRI scans, to get a better look at the problem area. After gathering all of this information, the surgeon will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Don’t wait any longer! If you think you may need to see an orthopaedic surgeon, speak to your GP to organise a referral.


When To See An Orthopaedic Surgeon


It is recommended to see an orthopaedic surgeon if you experience trouble with everyday functions or activities due to muscle, joint, or tendon pain. Orthopaedic surgeons can assist with assessing and managing a range of issues including a limited range of motion, swelling or bruising, chronic inflammation, and other symptomatic problems. Here in Melbourne we have a highly experienced team of 13 orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to helping individuals get back to life. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned it may be time to consult an orthopaedic surgeon and enjoy the benefits of their professional assessment and treatment options.


What Conditions Do They Treat?


Our team of highly trained surgeons have differing expertise and offer diagnosis, treatment, and management for a range of orthopaedic conditions. This includes:

  • hip and knee replacements and repairs
  • foot and ankle problems
  • shoulder issues
  • elbow pain
  • hand and wrist complaints
  • fractures and trauma involving bones and soft tissue damage
  • limb reconstruction procedures

With years of combined experience to draw on in both private practice and leading tertiary hospital settings, this dedicated team is well equipped to help patients get back to life with the best outcomes possible.


How to prepare for your appointment


When preparing for an appointment, there are a few important steps to take.

Step 1:

Ensure that you have all the relevant health information including GP referral and any imaging and notes from other health care professionals.

Step 2:

Ensure that you have prepared your questions to ask regarding your problem.

Step 3:

Choose the right surgeon for your needs – all 13 specialists are experienced and knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of orthopaedic conditions.

Once you have completed the necessary steps, get in touch with us to make an appointment.


What to expect during your consultation


We not only offer you specialist orthopaedic advice but also provide a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the best outcome for your condition or injury. Our team of experienced surgeons are experts in diagnosis, treatment, and management of all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. During your consultation, you can expect them to work closely with sports physicians, doctors as well as allied health professionals in order to create an appropriate and balanced management plan tailored specifically to meet your needs. Our surgeons are committed to helping you get back to life – so you can take comfort in knowing that their skills and expertise are dedicated towards achieving this goal.

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