The hip is a ball and socket joint and hip replacement surgery or arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the diseased or damaged sections of your natural joint are removed and replaced with a new artificial joint made of metal, plastic or ceramic which is called a “prosthesis”. It is one of the most
Many people complain of joint pain in the colder months and over the years there have been several studies undertaken to try to determine what, if any, correlation there is between the cold weather and pain in the joints/muscles. Different factors have been examined including temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and exposure to sunshine, as well
The first part of this is to understand what the ACL is and the role it plays. ACL stands for “anterior cruciate ligament” and is a tough, fibrous band of tissue and one of two ligaments that connects in the middle of the knee and stabilises the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).
Hamstring injuries are a muscle strain or tear that are a common and painful sporting injury prevalent among footballers, sprinters, basketballers, soccer players, tennis players and other sports people whose activities require a mix of speed, power and agility. These injuries occur most often at the middle area at the rear of the thigh and
What is it, how to try to prevent it, how do we fix it A torn meniscus is one of the most prevalent of all knee injuries and surgical treatment for meniscal tears are among the most commonly performed surgical procedures by orthopaedic specialists worldwide. Footballers and other athletes are particularly susceptible to meniscus tears
We have all experienced the strange sounds our joints can make. Sometimes when we stand up, turn, rotate a joint or just stretch. It can be in our knees, arms, ankles or neck and most commonly in our shoulders. The sound of popping or cracking can be loud and can cause us to wonder if
They could be growing pains. Growing pains are best described as cramping and aching muscle pains and most commonly affect some pre-schoolers and then can recur in preteen years. They are felt in both legs and most often occur late in the afternoon or in the evening and in some instances may keep your child
It’s the holiday season and summer in Australia. It’s part of our Aussie traditions to get together with friends for the festive season to catch up and it usually involves festive food and festive drinks! But let’s remember that one of the leading causes of joint problems through tears and strains and onto arthritis is
In recent times there has been a lot of interest around stems cells and their use as an answer to a wide number of medical conditions. In my practice due to the excitement generated by successful application of stem cell therapy for the treatment of other conditions, patient’s will sometimes ask if the use of
What is OCD? Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition of the joints that affects children and adolescents between the ages of 10 – 20 who are active in sports with males more commonly affected than females at a ratio of 2:1. It occurs near “ossification” centres (areas where bone tissue is being formed). When does
Dr Louis Shidiak is a Sydney based Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in conditions of the hip and knee. Utilising his surgical experience coupled with his prior Physiotherapy training, Dr Shidiak specialises in restoring function to his patients through surgical and non-surgical management techniques.