Chronic pain can drastically affect a person's physical and mental health. If you have exhausted all treatment plans and have still not found relief from the pain, a visit to an orthopaedic surgeon could provide you with a viable treatment option.
Our lead surgeon Dr Siva Chandrasekaran, is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon based in East Melbourne. He is highly skilled at diagnosing, treating, and managing several types of hip and knee conditions, as well as sports injuries. Contact us today or visit us at our East Melbourne practice for more information.
Non-surgical treatments available in East Melbourne
Surgery is not always the initial treatment recommended by Dr Chandrasekaran. Where possible, he will advise on a non-surgical approach if it has a high chance of being successful.
The following non-surgical treatments are available at our East Melbourne practice.
Exercise conditioning program
An exercise conditioning program is used to strengthen muscles to assist in reducing hip or knee pain. Following such a program and living an active, healthy lifestyle can help you return to sports and other recreational activities sooner.
At MOATI we have three types of injections available to treat hip and knee pain, which include cortisone, autologous conditioned plasma, and hyaluronic acid. They are used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain in the affected areas.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment used to assist in managing chronic joint pain. This treatment deactivates the nerve that sends pain signals to the brain.
A conditioning exercise program may be recommended to strengthen muscles and relieve pain.
Surgical treatment available in East Melbourne
After a thorough physical examination, Dr Chandrasekaran is able to offer his recommended diagnosis. If a non-surgical approach is not viable, a surgical approach will be advised. He will discuss the available treatment options at MOATI and assist you in making an informed decision. The following surgical options are available at our East Melbourne practice.
Hip and knee arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat several hip and knee injuries and conditions. Small incisions are made into the hip or knee area, and an arthroscope and other instruments are inserted into these ‘keyholes’ to perform the surgery.
A hip or total knee replacement can significantly improve your quality of life by relieving pain, and restoring movement. Trauma, general wear and tear, and diseases can cause the need for this type of surgery.
Robotic joint replacement
Robot joint replacement surgery has become popular amongst Orthopaedic surgeons due to its highly advanced software and robotic technology to plan, execute and check the positioning of components during an operation. As well as its improved patient outcomes.
An anterior hip replacement can be recommended to treat hip pain.
Dr Chandrasekaran as your Orthopaedic Surgeon in East Melbourne
Dr Chandrasekaran our led surgeon is based at our East Melbourne locations. He is a specialist surgeon able to assist with your chronic pain issues.
About our lead surgeon
Dr Siva Chandrasekaran is our lead Orthopaedic Surgeon in East Melbourne. He completed prestigious fellowships across the globe and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
He is regarded as an expert in his field, having had 50 published articles on hip and knee replacements and hip arthroscopy. Should you want to regain functionality and decrease pain in your hips and knees, Dr Chandrasekaran has the skills and experience to assist you.
If you have any other questions about the services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit us at our orthopaedic centre in East Melbourne. Please read our most frequently asked questions, as it can provide you with more information.