Townsville Lower Limb Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, Fiji Orthopaedic Surgery

Adult Total Hip and Knee Replacements

According to the World Health Organisation, the second most successful operation ever invented in the world is a Hip Replacement. This is only second to Cataract Eye Surgery. This rating considers the impact of the surgery in an appropriately chosen patient. Hip Replacement is a life changing operation and patients are the second most happy patients after those who have had their sight returned.

The technology and technique have now become so superior that patients are up and walking day 1 after the surgery and are home in 3-4 days. Anaesthetic techniques have advanced to a stage where post-operative pain is a thing of the past. Essentially, replacement surgery is "replacing rough bone rubbing on bone with super smooth and congruent metal on metal, metal on plastic or ceramic on ceramic". Which surfaces are used is decided pre-operatively during a consultation with Dr Hazratwala. At the present time, knee replacements only offer metal on plastic option.

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Total Knee Replacement Total Knee Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement