Knee replacement surgery

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

Surgical patient admissions

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