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Treatment for ankle arthritis has taken a step forward, with improved outcomes for joint replacement surgery instead of traditional fusion procedures, according to orthopaedic surgeon Danielle Wadley. Dr Wadley said while other orthopaedic procedures, such as hip and knee replacement surgery, had shown successful outcomes for many years, the complexity of the ankle joint required a different approach.
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Arthritis can be a normal part of ageing but for people whose quality of life is impacted, treatment such as surgery is readily available. Joint replacements, including those in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hands, can have life changing outcomes, enabling people to get back to doing the things they love - like handicrafts or golf. Gold Coast Private upper limb surgeon David Stabler said once people had to stop doing things they enjoyed, or were having difficulty with every day tasks, they should be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon.
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Caring for kids is not the same as treating adults in Orthopaedics. Children have different proportions and they grow. Their limb bones have physes, or growth plates, which adds unique challenges and benefits compared with managing adults. Dr Annabelle Stabler, who is part of Gold Coast Private's new Paediatric Orthopaedic Service, said it’s important to remember that it is not just little bodies that are growing, but little minds too.
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Cervical disc replacement can be life changing for those suffering relentless and ongoing pain from a pinched nerve in the neck. Dr Laurence McEntee, Othopaedic Spinal Surgeon
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Gold Coast Private is investing heavily in the ongoing education and professional development of staff and students, ensuring everyone has access to programs and courses designed to enhance their skills and advance their career.
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No other letters strike fear into a sportsman following a knee injury like 'ACL', but an innovative technique by a Gold Coast Private lower limb surgeon is helping change that. Dr Price Gallie offers an “all-inside” arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a shorter graft with a wider diameter that allows an accelerated recovery and may reduce the risk of re-rupture.
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A group-approach to patient care is making things easy for general practitioners who can refer to a single practice for any orthopaedic condition. The Orthopaedic Clinics Gold Coast (OCGC) group provides a unique and innovative approach to delivering quality orthopaedic care under one roof.
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Dr Simon Platt is one of only a handful of orthopaedic surgeons in Queensland performing an all-inside ligament reconstruction to help patients suffering from chronic ankle instability get back into the sporting arena.
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Prompt and correct diagnosis is critical when it comes to recovering from a significant sports injury and returning to the field sooner rather than later, says Gold Coast Private orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Lochlin Brown.

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