Overview

Our orthopaedic service are available at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Geelong and Epworth Richmond.

Epworth specialises in the treatment of:

  • Back problems
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Foot disorders
  • Joint disorders
  • Skeletal defects

Referring to orthopaedic surgery

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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Orthopaedic surgery at Epworth Eastern

Orthopaedic Surgery at the Epworth Eastern specialises in the treatment of:

  • Back problems
  • Congenital defects of the skeleton
  • Dislocations
  • Foot disorders
  • Fractures
  • Joint disorders

We have particular expertise the following types of surgery

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Lower limb - ankle/foot
  • Upper limb - shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand

The Orthopaedic Unit has dedicated teams of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all Orthopaedic conditions and is supported by radiology facilities including MRI and CT Scans.

Rehabilitation

In the event rehabilitation is required, we offer timely transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell facility.

Information brochures for total knee replacement and total hip replacement, developed by the hospital's nursing staff, can provide detailed information for patients having surgery.

Epworth Eastern
Nurse Manager
Phone: 03 8807 7565

Orthopaedic surgery at Epworth Freemasons

Orthopaedic Surgery at Epworth Freemasons involves the treatment of:

  • Back problems
  • Congenital defects of the skeleton
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Foot disorders
  • Joint disorders

The Orthopaedic Unit has dedicated teams of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all orthopaedic conditions and is supported by radiology facilities including MRI and CT Scans within close proximity.

Rehabilitation

In the event that rehabilitation is required, we offer timely transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell or Richmond facilities.

Information brochures for total knee replacement and total hip replacement, developed by the hospital's orthopaedic surgeons, can provide detailed information for patients having surgery.

Epworth Freemasons
Phone: 03 9483 3833

Orthopaedic surgery at Epworth Geelong

Epworth specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions including:

  • Back problems
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Foot disorders
  • Joint disorders
  • Musculoskeletal defects

Surgical pre-admission clinics and rehabilitation services are available to help patients prepare and recover from orthopaedic surgery.

Orthopaedic surgery at Epworth Richmond

There are three Orthopaedic Units at Epworth Richmond with a total of 107 beds. We have a dedicated team of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all orthopaedic conditions. The Orthopaedic Units have access to 24-hour emergency medical back-up, radiology, pharmacology and pathology services.

Rehabilitation

In the event that Rehabilitation is required, we offer transfers to our Epworth Rehabilitation facilities.

Orthopaedic Pre-admission Education Program

Joint replacement patients (i.e. hip and knee surgery) are advised to attend the Orthopaedic Pre-admission Education Program. This session is multidisciplinary and patients have the opportunity to speak with a Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. The information provided at this session assists patients in preparing both themselves and their family, for their upcoming surgery.

Embedded within the Pre-admission Program is the Multimedia Consent Module which is a computer animated interactive education program which all joint replacement patients and their families are invited to view.

The multi-disciplinary approach allows the patient to prepare their home environment by purchasing or hiring any aides or equipment that may be required during the hospital stay and post discharge. Patients and family members are encouraged to attend a session as the improved understanding of the care process gives the patient the confidence to be an active participant from their pre-operative exercise program through to their full recovery and return home.

Research

The Orthopaedic Unit is part of the Musculoskeletal Institute. The unit enrols all joint replacements performed at Epworth HealthCare into the National Joint Registry. The registry follows up results of joint replacements nation-wide. The Musculoskeletal Institute has multiple, ongoing research programs.

The Research Centre has focused on outcomes from this data bank to allow the centre to benchmark performance against other orthopaedic units worldwide. Issues such as quality of life before and after surgery, rates of recovery, mobility and function, joint movement and effectiveness of available prosthesis have been analysed. All Epworth Orthopaedic Surgeons participate in the National Joint Registry which publishes outcomes specific to prostheses, surgical techniques and particular clinical situations.

Contacts:

Clinical Care Coordinator
Phone: 03 9426 6473

Musculoskeletal Research Nurse/Pre-Admission Program
Phone: 03 9426 8500

Joint Replacement Pre-Admission Sessions (PDF, 157KB)

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

Related services

Clinical institute

Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute

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Mr Andrew Tang
Director
The Institute encompasses orthopaedics, sports and exercise medicine and rheumatology.