Rowan Schouten MBchB, FRACS03 366 0422
Hip replacement surgery has a well deserved reputation for making a significant difference to those suffering from the pain and reduced mobility associated with an arthritic hip.
Read about Hip Joint Replacement
The ‘disc’ is a rubbery cushion located between the spinal bones (vertebrae). When a fragment of the soft disc center escapes through a defect in its tough outer layer this is described as a ‘prolapsed’ or ‘herniated’ disc.
Read about Lumbar Disc Prolapse / Sciatica
Intra-operative CT imaging and computer navigated surgery (‘O-ARM’) is heralded by many as the latest major advance in spinal surgery.
Read about Intra-operative Navigation ('O-ARM')
Degeneration (‘arthritis’) of the lumbar spine creates swelling of joints and thickening of ligaments. This can cause narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of nearby spinal nerves.
Read about Spinal Stenosis
The term ‘Spondylolisthesis’ refers to a condition where a vertebra has moved out of alignment relative to the one below and is often described as a ‘slip’.
Read about Spondylolisthesis
The term myelopathy refers to problems affecting the spinal cord. Most frequently this occurs in the neck (cervical) region from degeneration (arthritis).
Read about Cervical Myelopathy