Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Orthopaedic Services

Orthopaedic Services

At Wollongong Private Hospital, we specialise in advanced orthopaedic surgery including complex hip and knee surgery, joint replacement, arthritis management, sports injury and trauma.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are recognised nationally and internationally for their surgical excellence, utilising the latest minimally invasive techniques to deliver solutions for patients with musculoskeletal problems.

Scope of service

  • Joint Replacement
  • Extensive range of surgery for hip and knee disorders
  • Foot and ankle disorders
  • Upper Limb: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders
  • Sports Injury management and all arthroscopic surgical techniques
  • Spinal Surgery
  • HIP - total hip replacement (anterior & posterior), hip hemiarthroplasty, open reduction and internal fixation for fractured hip and femur.

  • KNEE - knee replacement (unilateral knee replacement and total knee replacement), patella femoral stabilisations, knee reconstructions including anterior cruciate and multi ligament repairs, high tibial osteotomy, tibial plateau, patella, tibia & fibula fracture repair.

  • SHOULDER – rotator cuff repairs, soft tissue damage repairs, shoulder release (to increase range of movement), shoulder stabilisation, acromial decompressions, total shoulder replacement and arthroscopy, distal biceps repair.

  • CLAVICLE - Fracture repairs

  • ELBOW – soft tissue repairs, elbow replacement, open reduction & internal fixation e.g. olecranon + radial head & arthroscopy.

  • HANDS + WRISTS– repair of congenital conditions, fractures, carpel tunnel release, release of Dupytren's contracture, nerve and muscle releases, distal radius and ulna fracture repairs, nail bed repair.

  • FOOT & ANKLE - fracture repairs, ligament repairs, Achilles tendon repairs, peroneal tendon repairs & reconstruction, fore foot reconstruction and repair of bunions, MIS toe correction, ankle arthroscopy, ankle fusion, MTP joint fusion, ankle replacement, wedge resection toe nails.

  • SPINE - cervical and lumbar fusion, decompression, laminectomy, discectomy & foraminotomy.

On the ward, our orthopaedic physiotherapists provide an early involvement to assist patients to regain movement, strength and independence following injury or surgery. The team's priority is your recovery and safe discharge to a Ramsay rehabilitation hospital or home.

They work in partnership with the doctors and nurses to provide personal care to facilitate optimal recovery. This may include; exercises, prescription of walking aids, gait re-education, education on slings and braces and advice on do's and don'ts.

The Wollongong Private Hospital physiotherapy department runs a weekly joint clinic education program for hip and knee replacement patients providing further education about the surgery and recovery.

Following your surgery, may need ongoing physiotherapy and support prior to returning home. For this, Ramsay Health Care’s two local rehabilitation hospitals are each well-equipped to assist you in achieving your individual goals.

Lawrence Hargrave Private Hospital provides specialised therapy areas, advanced equipment and the Illawarra’s largest hydrotherapy pool. The hospital offers both inpatient and day programs for Orthopaedic patients.

Figtree Private Hospital is a newly redeveloped facility providing inpatient rehabilitation programs for Orthopaedic patients, should you require the additional support of nursing care through your recovery.

Rehabilitation will be discussed with you during your hospital stay at Wollongong Private Hospital and if required you will be visited by the Discharge Planner who will be able to provide you detailed information.