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Knee Replacements – What you need to know

Do you, or your loved one, have a painful arthritic knee? Perhaps they haven’t been to a specialist yet, but their GP has acknowledged that their knee pain is due to arthritis? Well whether their need for a knee replacement has been confirmed by an orthopaedic surgeon or not. Here is everything you need to know about knee replacements.


Arthroscopy Explained

Medical terminology can sometimes be frustrating, especially if you’ve seen specialists who don’t take the time to explain the basics. We believe it is always beneficial to equip yourself with a basic understanding of procedures you or your loved one must go through. In this article, we explain arthroscopy, which is a commonly performed and very safe procedure.


Understanding bunions and hallux valgus correction surgery

Have you been diagnosed with bunions? Has it been getting exceedingly uncomfortable? And your beginning to think about your next option? Or perhaps your family member has developed a bunion and you want to better understand what that means? Well, we’re here to help you understand bunions and provide you with the necessary information about hallux valgus correction surgery and recovery.


Ingrown Toenails – What you need to know

Suffering from a sore toe? You believe your nail is the culprit? Greg Sterling Orthopaedics is here to inform you about ingrown toenails, the preventative treatments and the surgery involved if ingrown toenails reoccur or are infected.


Achilles Tendon Surgery and Recovery Guide


achilles tendon surgery and recovery

What is the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles tendon is commonly referred to as the ‘heel cord’ and is the thick strap that can be felt running down the back of the calf into the heel. The large muscles that make up the calf (gastrocnemius and soleus) attach to the Achilles tendon and make it work.


What is RPW Shockwave therapy and how will it help me?

At Greg Sterling Orthopaedics, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for our clients, right from the minute of diagnosis through to the post-operative care.

No injury or harm caused to an individual is the same, and so our medical professionals consider all therapies available to care for our patients appropriately.

One of the treatments we adopt for patients is RPW Shockwave therapy, however, when this is proposed, many people are left slightly confused as what it is.

To help ease any uncertainty about the treatment, its purposes, and the effects it may have on you, we have developed a simple guide to understanding it.


The critical dos and don’ts of your post-surgery recovery.

Before people have surgery, one of the most common questions we are asked is how fast they can get back to their regular life.

How soon can they go back to work or will they be immediately able to drive? Everyone is desperate to recover within one or two days and bounce back to supreme health in an instant.


The Road to Recovery after Knee Surgery


After knee surgery the rehabilitation and recovery process play a crucial role in helping you get back on your feet and to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Of course all individuals differ in recovery time and processes, so depending on your surgery it is critical to follow the guidelines provided to you by your health care team and surgeon. In addition to following the advice given, by following a few simple principles it is possible to avoid complications and recover with the best possible outcomes from your procedure.


Preventing and treating injuries for children in sport

Physical activity is important at any age, particularly for children who are still growing and developing their bodies. Sixty per cent of Australian kids participate in organised sport outside of school, including sports such as soccer, netball and swimming. Furthermore, Australian primary schools incorporate mandatory physical education classes in their curriculums.