Orthopaedic surgery

Whether it's for knees, hips, hands, arms, legs or back, our orthopaedic services provide care from pre-surgery through to rehabilitation to get you moving.

Caregiver assisting an elderly patient by holding their arm whilst they walk using the parallel bars for assistance in a rehabilitation room.

Orthopaedic surgery treats conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

You may need care to get you moving after sporting injuries such as broken bones or ligament repair, or to reduce pain in your joints caused by wear and tear over time such as hip and knee replacements.

Orthopaedic care includes services for:

  • knee and hip disorders and ligament reconstructions
  • shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
  • joint replacements and reconstructions for hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, foot and ankle
  • foot and ankle disorders
  • sports-related injury management
  • spinal injuries
  • paediatric orthopaedics.

Our highly skilled surgeons and caregivers use the latest techniques and equipment to improve your movement and ability to participate in activities you enjoy.

We provide care from evaluation and management, through to surgery and rehabilitation to help you return to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

Benefits of our orthopaedic surgery services

Advantages of our orthopaedic surgery services:

  • all your orthopaedic care needs from evaluation to rehabilitation
  • access to a multidisciplinary team, including leading orthopaedic surgeons
  • efficient and up-to-date theatres
  • forward thinking orthopaedic developments in research, and development.

These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require you to fully participate in necessary before and after care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether surgery is suitable for you.

New orthopaedic and spinal unit for Berwick

Orthopaedic care is expanding in Berwick with a new unit opening in February 2019. Treating injuries and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system, including the spine, the new orthopaedic unit will open earlier than planned to meet the growing demand from residents in Melbourne’s southeast.

The 28-bed ward will primarily focus on orthopaedic and neurosurgical patients.

There will also be expanded use of robotic assisted surgery in Berwick, delivering leading medical technology for partial knee replacements and total knee replacements.

Our new orthopaedic unit will mean that orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation are available under one roof for the convenience of both patients and their families.

Orthopaedics at St John of God Berwick Hospital

The brand new orthopaedic facilities at St John of God Berwick Hospital give you access to the latest equipment and treatment techniques for all orthopaedic and spinal conditions.

We offer robotic-assist surgery technology for partial knee replacements and total knee replacements, giving you access precision surgery which may reduce recovery time after surgery.

You can also access our rehabilitation gym to get you moving after surgery.

Our 28-bed ward, onsite radiology for diagnostic tests, the latest theatres and equipment makes St John of God Berwick Hospital your one-stop-shop for orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation right here in south-east Melbourne.

Our orthopaedic surgeons at St John of God Berwick Hospital are experienced in treating all orthopaedic conditions, as well as offering sub-speciality expertise in specific orthopaedic surgeries including hip and knee replacements. 

Browse our Find a specialist search to choose to orthopaedic surgeon of your choice who will care for you from your initial consultation through to rehabilitation.

Finding out what to expect before orthopaedic surgery at St John of God Berwick Hospital can help reduce your anxiety and help you and your family prepare for your upcoming admission.

Find out more about what to expect when you come to hospital:

Orthopaedic surgery is often just the start of your journey to getting you moving again.

At St John of God Berwick Hospital, our rehabilitation services focus on your goals after surgery. Our multidisciplinary team including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists work together to help you manage your pain and incrementally increase your range of movement.

You can also access our rehabilitation gym to get you moving after surgery.

Our home visiting nurses give you access to hospital-style nursing care in the comfort of your own home, helping you as you recover after surgery.

Our nurses can provide care to help you recover with support in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your needs, their care can include wound dressing and administration of medications including IV antibiotics and anticoagulant therapies.