Dr Siva Chandrasekaran is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all musculoskeletal conditions and specialises in all hip and knee disorders. He will take the time to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan that's best suited to your individual needs
So if you’re looking for an expert Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hawthorn East you can contact us today to book an initial consultation or to find out more information about the different services that we provide.
Non-surgical treatment available in Hawthorn East
There are some very effective, evidence-based, non-surgical methods that can be used to treat a number of different hip and knee disorders. Dr Chandrasekaran will often try to use these more conservative treatment options before suggesting orthopaedic surgery. We provide the following non-surgical treatments.
Exercise conditioning program
Exercise conditioning programs can be a very effective form of treatment post orthopaedic surgery or if you’re recovering from a number of different sports injuries. Following a well-structured conditioning program will help you return to sports and other recreational activities sooner.
An Orthopaedic Surgeon uses injections to relieve pain, increase joint lubrication and improve the movement and function of the affected joint. They also act as an effective anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling around the joint. These injections include corticosteroid, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. Studies have shown that it can provide relief for 12 months or longer for patients suffering from chronic pain.
Injections are an effective treatment to relieve pain and can sometimes postpone or even prevent the need for joint replacements.
Surgical treatment available in Hawthorn East
Sometimes orthopaedic surgery is the only viable option for a patient. In this case, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will determine which type of treatment is best suited to your individual needs. We provide the following surgical options.
Arthroscopic surgery is a form of keyhole surgery that an Orthopaedic Surgeon uses to both diagnose and treat your joints. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires significantly less recovery time than traditional open orthopaedic surgery. The technique can be used to treat anterior cruciate ligament tears of the knee and labral tears and impingement of the hip.
If you’ve suffered significant orthopaedic trauma or are diagnosed with a medical condition such as Osteoarthritis, then you may need joint replacement surgery. These procedures have proven to significantly relieve pain, and improve mobility and your overall quality of life.
Robotic joint replacement
An Orthopaedic Surgeon uses software and robotic technology to plan, execute and check the positioning of components during robotic joint replacement surgery.
If more conservative methods aren’t improving your condition, then your Orthopaedic Surgeon may suggest you have total knee replacement surgery.
Why choose Dr Chandrasekaran as your Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hawthorn East?
At MOATI, we always do our utmost to provide you with the highest levels of treatment and patient care. Our head Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Siva Chandrasekaran and his team take a patient-centred approach to treatment, ensuring each person receives the same level of high-quality care.
About Dr Siva
Dr Chandrasekaran is a highly trained and experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East. He is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all musculoskeletal conditions and specialises in hip and knee surgery.
He has completed prestigious fellowships in the United Kingdom, United States and Switzerland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is considered an expert in his field having published 50 articles on numerous orthopaedic surgeries.
Above all, Dr Chandrasekaran is fully committed to caring for each patient like a professional athlete, using the same meticulous approach to restore them to top-level performance in sports, work and day-to-day life.
If you have any other questions about the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today or visit us at our Hawthorn East orthopaedic centre. In the meantime our most frequently asked questions may provide you with the additional information you’re looking for.