A traumatic episode usually occurs when you least expect it. These traumatic episodes can be low energy (e.g. fall on the same level) or high energy (e.g motor vehicle accident or fall from a height). The higher the energy of the trauma the greater the injury. In my practice, I deal with all forms of trauma. I have 18 years of experience dealing with orthopaedic trauma. At Cape Gate Mediclinic Orthopaedic Trauma is dealt with in highly specialised units and with multi-disciplinary specialist interventions. The aim of management for all trauma patients is to return the patient to the same function as before the injury in as short a time as possible. This results in the least time off work or school and early return to sports.
Complications Of Trauma
- Bone and joint deformities
- Chronic bone and joint pain
- Infections known as osteomyelitis
- Loss of function of a limb or joint
- Joint stiffness
- Joint instability
- Loss of muscle and tendon function
- Non-union or mal-union or fractures
In my practice complications of orthopaedic trauma is thoroughly investigated and diagnosed. The treatment of these conditions takes the patients expectations into consideration and is frequently done with the participation of an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist. The goal is to return the patient to his or her premorbid function.
- Hip Replacement Surgery
- What is total hip replacement?
- Who is a candidate for total hip replacement?
- What are total hip replacement complications?
- What preparation is needed for the procedure?
- What will recovery be like for the patient after surgery?
- What is involved in the rehabilitation process after total hip joint replacement?
- What other postoperative instructions are given to patients with total hip joint replacements?
- What is the prognosis of total hip joint replacement?
- Knee Replacement Surgery
- What is a total knee replacement?
- What patients should consider a total knee replacement?
- What are the risks of undergoing a total knee replacement?
- What is involved with the preoperative evaluation for total knee replacement?
- What happens in the postoperative period? What is involved in the recovery from surgery?
- How does the patient continue to improve as an outpatient after discharge from the hospital? What are recommended exercises?
- ACL Injuries