Orthopaedic

Melbourne's Leading Orthopaedic Surgeons

Many of the state’s most experienced orthopaedic surgeons consult on site at St Vincent’s Private Hospital or are located within immediate proximity. Our surgeons specialise in many areas of orthopaedic expertise like joint replacement surgeries including hip, knee, ankle, wrist, shoulder and elbow; orthopedic interventions including sport medicine and injuries; and tumour and reconstructive surgery.

State of the Art Theatres

Our theatres are equipped with the latest technology and instruments to support our surgeons in providing the best treatment plan for patients and to help patients achieve the best outcome. We are one of the first hospitals in Victoria to have the Mako Stryker system. Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option. The robotic arm is controlled by the surgeon and allows for tactile, auditory and visual feedback and limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas. It provides customised implant positioning, placement and real time adjustments for each individual patient.

Highly Experienced Team

Our orthopaedic unit has dedicated nursing and allied health staff who are highly trained and well experienced in managing all orthopaedic conditions. Our primary theatre nurses have all undergone additional orthopaedic specialty training. All of which means our surgeons have a great sense of trust in our medical teams care and capacity to identify clinical issues.

On-Site Rehabilitation

Our purpose-built on-site inpatient rehabilitation facilities at both East Melbourne and Werribee hospitals provide assistance for patients recovering and reconditioning from surgery and injury.

Our outpatient rehabilitation programs continue to aid patients in their recovery even after they return home, and also includes vital exercise programs.

Our rehabilitation therapy spaces include brand new purpose built gymnasiums, indoor hydrotherapy pool with change rooms and shower facilities and therapy areas designed for practicing everyday occupations including our home-style kitchen.

What we do

We offer a wide range of orthopaedic procedures.

Our facilities include on-site consulting rooms, pathology, radiology, sports medicine specialists, state-of-the-art surgical theatres, physiotherapy and other post-operative services.

As well as joint replacement surgery, our orthopaedic surgeons perform:

  • sports medicine and injuries 
  • tumour and reconstructive surgery 
  • limb salvage surgery 
  • limb reconstruction 
  • bone and soft tissue tumour surgery. 

Orthopaedic Resources

Below is a list of articles and downloadable guides to assist with understanding the causes, treatments and prevention tips for the major areas of orthopaedic surgery.

Foot & Ankle

Articles

•    How your shoes could be damaging your feet
•    Four tips on taking care of your feet

Downloadable PDF Guides

•    Foot & Ankle - Treatment Options

Hip & Knee

Articles