Arthritis is the main cause for degeneration of joints and is the most common reason for doing hip and knee replacement surgery. Some 4 million Australians suffer from arthritis and with an ageing population, this number is expected to increase in the coming years. There are a number of very informative website which may be helpful to patients who wish to learn more about this condition.
There are other less common conditions which bring patients to see us. Some of these conditions can be complex and it is advisable to discuss these with your GP, other specialist or orthopaedic surgeon.