Dr Peter Smith not only offers patients the full spectrum of professional orthopaedic treatments, but specialises in total knee replacement, total hip replacement, sports injuries and the latest arthroscopic surgery (including hip arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction) techniques. In certain cases he may use computer guided surgery.
No matter your age, musculoskeletal conditions and pain can affect people of any age no matter the circumstances. We are all aware that we can be stopped in our tracks by bone, muscle or joint pain. Musculoskeletal conditions and pain affect people at any time and any age, which can keep one from working or enjoying life. Encouraging news however, is that everyone—from a young child with scoliosis to someone who has had an accident and requires limb-saving surgery due to traumatic injuries—can be assisted by an orthopaedic surgeon. There are treatment options that help people lead happier and more productive lives.
WHAT IS AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON?
Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialise in certain areas of the body, such as:
- Hip and knee
- Foot and ankle
- Shoulder and elbow
WHO ARE OUR PATIENTS?
New born patients to the elderly can benefit from the expertise of an Orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Peter Smith, treats conditions that include sports injuries and joint replacement to fractures and spinal deformity.
WHAT DOES AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON TREAT?
Orthopaedic surgeons will generally explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication or rehabilitation. They also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or correct a condition, if necessary.
Musculoskeletal pain is the number one reason why people visit their doctors each year.
Many people know that orthopaedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, but did you know that orthopaedic surgeons also treat patients for these problems?
- Sports injuries
- Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
- Bone tumors
- Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
- Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
- Orthopaedic trauma
- Limb lengthening
- Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
To learn about the treatment and management of these and many other orthopaedic conditions, contact Dr Peter Smith for any information.
High-quality orthopaedic care is invaluable. It helps people reclaim their quality of life.