Your Orthopedic Care Plan


There is a strict care plan that is involved with orthopedic surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon will set up your care plan that you must follow to ensure that you achieve the best possible results.

Care Plan for ACL Surgery

An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament. This is one of the major ligaments found in your knee. ACL injuries occur during sports that involve:

  • Sudden and quick stops
  • Changes in direction
  • Jumping and landing

Many people hear or feel a big pop in the knee when an ACL injury occurs. Your knee could experience the following issues:

  • Swelling
  • Feeling unstable
  • Become too painful to bear the weight

You will need an orthopedic care plan if you need ACL surgery to fix the problem.

Care Plan for ACL Reconstruction

Everything depends on the severity of your ACL injury. Treatment may include rest and rehabilitation exercises but often, people need ACL reconstruction. This is to help you regain strength and stability. A proper training program could help reduce the risk of an injury. Even more importantly, reduce the need for ACL reconstruction. 

South West Sydney

Are you located in the South West Sydney area? Do you need ACL surgery or ACL reconstruction? Western Orthopedics has a solution for you.

South Sydney Orthopedic Treatment

Located in south Sydney and need orthopedic treatment or surgery? Western Orthopedics provide surgical procedures and an orthopedic care plan  in the following locations:

 

Sky City – Bella Vista

Suite 116, Level 1

20B Lexington Drive

 

Norwest Business Park

Bella Vista, NSW 2153

 

Nepean Private Specialist Centre

Suite 13B, Level 3

1A Barber Avenue

Penrith NSW 2750

 

Katoomba

61 Parke Street

Katoomba NSW 2780

 

Merrylands

21 Memorial Avenue

Merrylands, NSW 2160

 

Gregory Hills

7 Gregory Hills Road

Gregory Hills NSW 2557

 

Camden

78 John Street

Camden NSW 2570

Cruciate Ligament

A minor but abrupt change in direction while moving can lead to a cruciate ligament tear. It can happen more abruptly than most people think. Cruciate ligament tears usually occur in a sports setting. It is also possible to tear the cruciate ligament during everyday activities. 

Treatment options vary depending on which of the two cruciate ligaments is injured. There are other factors to consider like whether there are other injuries to the knee. Orthopedic surgery is commonly performed to fix the issue.

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis is also known as frozen shoulder. It is a painful condition in which the movement of the shoulder becomes limited. The condition is called frozen shoulder because the pain stops the movement. It makes everyday activities difficult. 

Frozen shoulder occurs when the strong connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes:

  • Thick
  • Stiff
  • Inflamed

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a band of dense connective tissue. The ACL is a key structure in the knee joint. This is because it resists anterior tibial translation and rotational loads.

Tennis Elbow Cure

Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis. It involves swelling of the tendons that causes pain in the elbow and arm. You don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is the most common reason that people see their doctors for elbow pain. It is most common for people around the age of 40-years-old. There are many treatments available for tennis elbow, in the field of orthopedics.

Orthopedic Shoulder Problems

Do you suffer from any orthopedic shoulder problems? There is a range of problems that can occur with the shoulder. But the good news is there can be a care plan put in place.

Shoulder Dislocation

A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket. This is part of your shoulder blade. The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint. This is what makes it prone to dislocation. If you experience a dislocated shoulder, seek prompt medical attention. Many people source expertise from an orthopedic surgeon. 

Most people regain full shoulder function within several weeks. But, once you’ve had a dislocated shoulder, your joint may become unstable. This may make it prone to repeat dislocations so you need to put a care plan in place. Other shoulder problems include:

  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Shoulder Clicking 

Western Orthopedics

Searching for a qualified and caring orthopedic surgeon? Western Orthopedics clinics have a solution for you. Take the shoulder quiz designed by Western Orthopedics to see what treatment or surgery or care plan you may need.

Dr Pavitar Sunner completed his Medical Degree at the University of Sydney in 1989. He then completed orthopedic training in the North Side Sydney Training program. After this, he fulfilled a one-year fellowship in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder/sports medicine. Dr Pavitar Sunner is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Australia.