Orthopaedic surgery


Epworth specialises in the treatment of:

 

  • fractures
  • dislocations,
  • joint disorders
  • back problems
  • foot disorders
  • skeletal defects
  • foot and ankle surgery.

 

Our orthopaedic services are available at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Richmond.

 

Epworth performs over 2,200 knee and hip replacement surgeries each year. We run pre-admission clinics for hip and knee replacement patients to help prepare patients and their families for surgery. 

 

Locations

Epworth Eastern

Orthopaedic Surgery at the Epworth Eastern specialises in the treatment of fractures, dislocations, joint disorders, back problems, foot disorders and congenital defects of the skeleton. The Orthopaedic Unit has dedicated tearns of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all Orthopaedic conditions and is supported by radiology facilities including MRI and CT Scans.

 

We have particular expertise in the following types of surgery

  • Knee

  • Hip

  • Upper limb—shoulder/ elbow/wrist/ hand

  • Lower limb—ankle/ foot

 

In the event that rehabilitation is required, we offer timely transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell facility

Information brochures for total knee replacement and total hip replacement, developed by the hospital's nursing staff, can provide detailed information for patients having surgery.

 

Nurse Manager

03 8807 7565

 

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate an Orthopaedic or Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Epworth Eastern. 

 

Epworth Freemasons

Orthopaedic Surgery at Epworth Freemasons  involves the the treatment of fractures, dislocations, joint disorders, back problems, foot disorders and congenital defects of the skeleton.

 

The Orthopaedic Unit has dedicated teams of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all orthopaedic conditions and is supported by radiology facilities including MRI and CT Scans within close proximity.

 

In the event that rehabilitation is required, we offer timely transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell or Richmond facilities

 

Information brochures for total knee replacement and total hip replacement, developed by the hospital's orthopaedic surgeons, can provide detailed information for patients having surgery.

 

Nurse Manager

03  9483 3704

 

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Epworth Freemasons.

 

Epworth Richmond

The Orthopaedic Unit at Epworth Richmond has a total of 79 beds and has dedicated teams of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage and diagnose all orthopaedic conditions.

 



The Orthopaedic Unit is located on Level 2 and Level 3 of the Cato Wing at Epworth Richmond. The unit is well supported by a full-time Orthopaedic Registrar and has access to 24-hour emergency medical back-up, radiology, pharmacology and pathology services. In the event that Rehabilitation is required, we offer timely transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation Richmond facility.

 

Orthopaedic Pre-admission Education Program

Joint replacement patients (i.e. hip and knee surgery) are advised to attend the Orthopaedic Pre-admission Education Program. This session is multidisciplinary and patients have the opportunity to speak with a Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. The information provided at this session allows the patient to adequately prepare themselves, and their family, for their impending surgery.

 

Embedded within the Pre-admission Program is the Multimedia Consent Module which is a computer animated interactive education program which all joint replacement patients and their family are invited to view. Eligible primary hip replacement patients are strongly encouraged to donate their femoral head to the Bone Bank.

 

The multi-disciplinary approach allows the patient to prepare their home environment by purchasing or hiring any aides or equipment that may be required during the hospital stay and post discharge. The patient and family members are encouraged to attend a session as the improved understanding of the care process gives the patient the confidence to be an active participant from their pre-operative exercise program through to their full recovery and return home. 




 

Research

The Orthopaedic Unit is part of the Musculoskeletal Institute. The unit enrols all joint replacements performed at Epworth HealthCare into the National Joint Registry. The registry follows up results of joint replacements nation-wide. The Musculoskeletal Institute has multiple, ongoing research programs. Epworth HealthCare is also a teaching hospital for medical students at Melbourne University, Monash University and Deakin University. Epworth Richmond is a clinical school for the Faculty of Medicine, Melbourne University. ​

 

The Research Centre has focused on outcomes from this data bank to allow the centre to benchmark performance with other orthopaedic units worldwide. Issues such as quality of life before and after surgery, rates of recovery, mobility and function, joint movement and effectiveness of available prosthesis has been compiled. 
All Epworth Orthopaedic Surgeons participate in the National Joint Registry which publishes outcomes specific to prostheses, surgical techniques and particular clinical situations.

 

Clinical Care Coordinator

03 9426 6473

 

Musculoskeletal Research Nurse/Pre-Admission Program

03 9426 8500

 

Ward Reception – 2LP

Phone 03 9426 6800

 

Ward Reception – 3LP

Phone 03 9426 6886

 

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate an Orthopaedic or Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Epworth Richmond.