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Orthopaedic surgery

Area of medical practice that uses surgery to treat health conditions of the bones, muscles and joints

Procedures:

Ankle arthrodesis

Keyhole surgery to remove damaged joint surfaces and fix the bones together with metal plates, screws and rods.

Ankle arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery to perform, cartilage treatment, remove loose bones, remove membrane that lines a joint or remove bony lumps in the ankle.

Ankle replacement

A surgical procedure where a damaged ankle joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic.

Arthrodesis of first metatarsophalangeal joint

Following removal of damaged joint, the bones are fixed together with metal plates, screws, and rods.

Arthroscopic coracoacromial

Keyhole surgery to cut a shoulder ligament and remove a small piece of shoulder bone.

Carpal tunnel release

Surgery to divide a ligament in the wrist to help reduce pressure on the nerve in that area.

Excision of bunions

The surgical removal of a bony lump in a joint in the foot or ankle.

Hip arthroscopy

A procedure where a thin tube with a camera is inserted in the hip joint to enable treatment or diagnosis.

Hip replacement

Surgery to replace a hip joint with an artificial joint. The surgery also includes minor bone grafting.

Hip replacement (bilateral)

Surgery to replace both hip joints with artificial joints. The surgery also includes minor bone grafting.

Knee arthroscopy

A procedure where a thin tube with a camera passes through a small cut into a knee joint. This helps diagnose and treat some joint problems.

Knee reconstruction

Surgery to rebuild ligaments that help the knee joint move correctly. Other procedures may also be done at the same time.

Knee replacement

Surgery to replace the knee joint.

Open ganglion excision surgery (wrist)

A surgical procedure to remove fluid on a joint or tendon.

Patella stabilisation

A procedure using keyhole surgery to clean a knee bone to improve movement of that kneecap/knee.

Shoulder reconstruction or repair, including rotator cuff repair

Surgery to repair the muscles and tendons around the shoulder joint.

Shoulder replacement

Surgery to replace a shoulder joint with an artificial joint. The surgery includes repair to the muscles and tendons around the shoulder.

Stabilisation of ankle

A procedure to clean an ankle bone to improve mobility.

Synovectomy of the shoulder

Removal of the membrane that lines a shoulder joint.

Wrist arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery to perform, cartilage treatment, remove loose bones, remove membrane that lines a joint or remove bony lumps in the wrist.

Services:

Diagnostic imaging services
MBS item 55850

A type of ultrasound scan to look at the muscles and bones of the body (musculoskeletal cross sectional echography). This will be performed during a surgical procedure, including for diagnosis.

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 18266

Injection of an anaesthetic into one or more nerves of the arm and hand (ulnar, radial, median).

MBS item 46363

Surgery to help treat swollen tendons in the hand or wrist which are causing trigger finger (stenosing tenovaginitis).

MBS item 47354

A procedure to treat a fracture of a bone in the wrist (carpal) just below the thumb (scaphoid).

MBS item 47361

A treatment for a fracture of one or both of the forearm bones (radius, ulna) at the wrist, using a cast.

MBS item 47387

A treatment for a fracture along the shaft of both forearm bones (radius and ulna), using a cast.

MBS item 47423

A treatment for a fracture to part of the upper arm bone close to the shoulder area (proximal humerus).

MBS item 47453

A treatment for a fracture to part of the upper arm bone (humerus), at the elbow (condylar, supracondylar).

MBS item 47462

A treatment for a fracture to the collar bone (clavicle).

MBS item 47543

A treatment for a fracture to the large bone in the lower leg (tibia), at the knee joint.

MBS item 47561

A treatment for a fracture to the shaft of large bone in the lower leg (tibia), using a cast.

MBS item 47579

A treatment for the fractured bone of the kneecap (patella).

MBS item 50352

A treatment to correct a hip joint which is unstable from birth (congenital dislocation).