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  • When can I drive after knee replacement?

    I am often asked by patients when they can return to normal activities such as driving. There are two main considerations here: comfort and safety.

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  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Who should have surgery?

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a common injury among athletes. It usually occurs after a rotational injury whilst pivoting off the affected leg. The injury usually causes acute pain and swelling which often settles within a few weeks. There is, however, residual instability in the knee, particularly with movements such as pivoting or sidestepping.

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  • Computer navigation for total knee replcement

    When performing Total Knee Replacement it is important to have the implants well aligned. This enables the weight bearing axis to fall evenly through the implant, and thus ensure its longevity.

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  • Travel after joint replacement

    Generally, it is safe to travel long distances by plane from 6 weeks post joint replacement. This seems to be the higher risk period for complications such as Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolus (PE). After 6 weeks, the risk has returned to normal background levels. Of course, all patients present different individual risk profiles, and the specific issue of travel after joint replacement should be discussed with your surgeon.

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  • The Role of Knee Arthroscopy in the presence of Osteoarthritis

    Recently there has been discussion of the role of knee arthroscopy in the presence of degenerative osteoarthritis. This has led to some confusion among patients and doctors as to when such surgery is suitable, and when it should be avoided.

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  • Practice Update – What a busy couple of months!

    Over the past few months I have been travelling a lot, both within the country and overseas.

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  • Partial vs Total Knee Replacement – Which is better?

    I am often asked whether patients should have a partial knee replacement as it is seen to be less invasive to the patient, giving a faster recovery and better function.

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  • Managing Osteoarthritis – Information for patients and their carers

    Pooled research shows that regular, guided exercise with strength training can have benefits similar to Non Steroid Anti-inflammatory medication

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  • Computer Navigated Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Computer navigated total knee arthroplasty is a proven and useful technique to help plan, execute and document knee replacement procedures. During the operation, the surgeon digitises preoperative information about alignment and instability and then plans the appropriate surgery in real time on the computer. The surgeon then places cutting jigs on the bone according to the accurate planning that has just taken place.

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  • Welcome

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    Dr Simon Coffey is an orthopaedic surgeon in Sydney, Australia. He specialises in Hip and knee surgery, and has a particular interest in sports related injuries, hip and knee reconstructive surgery and joint replacement.

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