Be it following an accident or injury or just with increasing old age, our bodies are highly prone to wear and tear. One of the most common complications a person may develop after an accident or injury or with old age is that of muscular and skeletal pains. We’ve all seen someone or the other in our friend’s circle or families complaining of these pains which never seem to go away, despite everything that they’ve tried. The reason may be that sometimes only medication or some form of exercise might not be enough to solve the issue, and the issue might require more drastic help, such as surgery. Surgery is usually a word that scares almost all of us, with its long lasting implications and the fear of the procedure itself. However, in some cases surgery is not an option, it’s a necessity. In these cases, it is essential to pick the right doctor to carry out the procedure not only to ensure that the procedure is as minimally invasive as possible, but is also carried out in a manner which greatly reduces recovery time, scarring, and causes no future complications.
Gone are the days where the only form of surgery was the grizzly one we’ve all seen in medieval age based movies or documentaries, with no anaesthetic, large knives and a doctor whose knowledge of what he or she was doing seemed shaky at best. Today’s surgeries, especially orthopedic surgeries have seen great advancements with new discoveries in science and medicine. Whereas initially, most surgeries required big gaping cuts to be made in our flesh, nowadays with the advancements in technology, the surgeries are state of the art and minimally invasive. Minimally invasive surgeries not only dramatically reduce recovery time, as the incision that is made is so small and precise, but also lead to minimal or almost no scarring, and drastically reduce the chances of any long-term complications.
One such surgery which is performed if you are suffering from hip impingement, labral tears, or a torn labrum is hip arthroscopy Melbourne. Hip impingement causes limited range of motion and persistent pains and is a leading cause of osteoarthritis, while a torn labrum leads to bits of torn cartilage being inside the joint, and is caused mostly by injuries. Hip arthroscopy is one such minimally invasive procedure which leads to early recovery and minimal scarring. However, to ensure that your surgery goes well, it is necessary to pick only the most certified and qualified surgeons. Dr. Slattery is a Melbourne based orthopedic surgeon, specialising in paediatric, adolescent and adult pelvic, hip and knee surgery. Dr. Slattery is a highly qualified hip surgeon and is a member of various medical associations, such as the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian and British Orthopedic Associations to name a few.
For your hip arthroscopy surgery, you may rest assured that should you pick Dr. Slattery, you’ll be in the safest of hands. Dr. Slattery tailors his procedures to every patient’s specific needs and problems, and has gained full expertise in the area of hip arthroscopy from experts in Europe and Australia. Furthermore, Dr. Slattery vows to keep patients informed of all the processes and ensures that they are actively engaged in all decision making procedures, and that the final expectations of the patient are fully satisfied. The risk of complications following this procedure is low, owing to the use of minimally invasive surgery to solve your problems. Surgery to the hip joint carries a small risk of affecting any other nearby blood vessels or nerves, and you can be back on your feet immediately after the surgery. The wounds take less than two weeks to heal.
Before going in for surgery we are naturally very apprehensive of the procedure, as we cannot fully understand the medical terminology and may tend to overestimate the risks. A consultation with Dr. Slattery can let us put our fears aside, as he claims to fully inform his patients about everything the procedure may require. Furthermore, you may visit his website to find in depth descriptions of not only the procedures, but also all the conditions that Dr. Slattery specialises in. You may find FAQ’s and rates of risks and recoveries, complete with costs for the procedures.
So, to get on your feet, and to move again like you once did, contact Dr. Slattery today.