Anyone who has lived with advanced arthritis for some time will understand just how debilitating it can be. In fact, the persistent pain that accompanies a diagnosis of arthritis and osteoarthritis can sometimes impact the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed.
If you are at the point of considering knee replacement surgery or hip replacement surgery, our Wesley Hospital orthopaedic surgeons can talk you through the options, and our multidisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals are ready to support you to get back to living life in all its fullness.
We are proud to offer high-quality care and support throughout the entire patient journey, including:
When you choose The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane for your orthopaedic joint replacement surgery, our goal is to get you back to doing the things you treasure. Talk with your GP or orthopaedic specialist about surgery, recovery and getting back to life.
Orthopaedic joint replacement involves the replacement of a damaged joint with an artificial joint. The decision to have joint replacement surgery is one made on a case-by-case basis and is a very personal decision. It is usually motivated by a desire to reduce pain and increase mobility in joints to get back to living life in all its fullness.
There are various causes of persistent, debilitating joint pain that can lead to considering joint replacement surgery. Advanced arthritis is the most common reason to seek out joint replacement surgery to relieve severe joint pain and improve a joint’s mobility. The most prevalent form of arthritis is called osteoarthritis.
Joint replacement surgery should allow you to return to many of your usual hobbies and activities.
The aim of having a joint replaced is usually to relieve severe pain and improve your range of movement, especially when conservative, non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy programs and pain medication are no longer effective. Joint replacement may be an option if:
Note: The information here is for general reference only. To understand the benefits and risks specific to your condition and overall situation, please discuss any procedure with your treating doctor.
Talk to your GP, and if your decision is to progress with a joint replacement, ask them to refer you to one of our Wesley orthopaedic surgeons.