Do you have a general feeling of being unwell? Constantly tired with no real explanation? A little moodier than usual? It could be something you hadn’t thought about before… You might have hyperparathyroidism – a condition that affects 1-2% per cent of us and tends to go under the radar due to the vague symptoms that present. Endocrine, Breast and … Continue reading Excessively tired? Cranky?
Knee replacement surgery is a technique that removes an arthritic knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, known as a prosthesis. Surgeons perform total or half replacements, depending on the extent of the damage to the knee. Who needs a hip or knee replacement? The most common reason for patients to need a knee replacement is severe osteoarthritis. Other conditions might include: … Continue reading Knee replacement surgery
The majority of St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s surgical patients are admitted through the Day Procedure Unit (DPU), not directly to their room on a ward. Patients are then transferred to theatre and their ward bed after surgery. Day Procedure Unit Manager Margaret Knowles says the process improves the unit’s ability to care for their patients appropriately. “This way, patients are armed … Continue reading Surgical patient admissions
Ever fallen over your cat or dog? An extension cord or a rug? Having a fall can have a major impact on your life, but there are many things you can do to lessen your risk of falling at home. Murdoch Hospital Falls Prevention Coordinator Sarah-Jayne Powell says identifying your risk of falling is imperative to staying on your feet. … Continue reading Staying on your feet