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.

St John of God Health Care orthopaedic surgery
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.

Orthopaedics at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital

Our skilled orthopaedic surgeons at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital have a range of sub-speciality interests covering common orthopaedic conditions affecting hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, hands, and ankles.

Our orthopaedic surgeons live and work locally in Warrnambool, providing care close to home so you don’t have to travel for your healthcare needs.

Find the orthopaedic surgeon of your choice who works at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital by browsing our Find a doctor search.

When you choose St John of God Warrnambool Hospital for your orthopaedic care you get access to the expert surgical and rehabilitation services to our community, including Victoria’s greater southwest and South Australia’s south eastern regions.

Our comprehensive facilities provide you the up-to-date surgical equipment and facilities from surgery through to rehabilitation.

Our Health Services Centre features a well-equipped rehabilitation gym and the only hydrotherapy pool in south-west Victoria to help you get moving again after surgery.

To prepare for your upcoming hospital admission, find out what to expect when you come to St John of God Warrnambool Hospital for orthopaedic surgery.

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

Our rehabilitation care at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital helps you get moving after surgery, with our facilities and expert care provided close to home.

As an inpatient, your rehabilitation starts after surgery with our multidisciplinary teams, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists working with you nurses and doctors to get you moving.

After you leave hospital, you can continue to access our rehabilitation care through our Health Services Centre which features a rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool where you can take part in programs led by our experience allied health professionals to continue your recovery.

Orthopaedic blogs

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