People's lives can be severely affected by orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, trauma or general wear and tear that can cause painful joints. At MOATI in our Hawthorn location, our aim is to provide expert care, up-to-date advice and treatments for anyone suffering from these often debilitating issues.
Our head Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Chandrasekaran, based in Hawthorn, specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all musculoskeletal conditions. He is able to provide you with an individualised treatment plan to suit your needs. Contact us today to find out more about the services we provide.
Non-surgical treatments available in Hawthorn
Surgery may not always be required as there are several evidence-based non-surgical methods that we offer at MOATI in our Hawthorn location that can effectively be used to treat our patients.
Exercise conditioning program
An exercise conditioning program provided by Dr Chandrasekaran can assist in restoring function and mobility, allowing you to return to your everyday activities with greater ease.
Injections can be used as an effective treatment and may prevent the need for surgery. It is typically used to relieve pain, reduce swelling, improve function and facilitate exercise treatment. The following injections are available at MOATI: corticosteroid, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment used to manage joint pain by deactivating the nerve that sends pain signals to the brain. Studies have shown that this type of treatment can provide pain relief for up to 12 months.
Injections can be used as an effective treatment and may prevent the need for knee surgery.
Surgical treatment available in Hawthorn
When surgery is the best option to treat your condition, Dr Chandrasekaran, will carefully discuss the types of surgeries available at MOATI and advise which of these are most likely going to benefit you. We provide the following surgical treatments:
Arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery that an Orthopaedic Surgeon uses to diagnose and repair your joints. It is a minimally invasive key or hip surgery where small incisions are used to place a small camera and instruments inside the joint to identify the issue and perform corrective procedures.
Hip and knee replacements are typically suggested by an Orthopaedic Surgeon if you have suffered from significant trauma, disease or general wear and tear. They are very effective at relieving pain, restoring movement, enabling you to resume your regular everyday activities and significantly improving your overall quality of life. At MOATi we offer partial and total knee replacement surgery as well as partial and total hip replacement surgery.
Robotic joint replacement
During robotic joint replacements, your Orthopaedic Surgeon uses software and robotic technology to plan, execute and check the positioning of components during joint replacement surgery.
Knee and hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat hip and knee conditions.
Dr Chandrasekaran as your Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hawthorn
Dr Chandrasekaran is based at our Hawthorn practice and is able to assist you with any hip and knee conditions you are currently suffering from.
Meet Dr Siva Chandrasekaran
Dr Siva Chandrasekaran is a highly experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Hawthorn. He has completed prestigious fellowships in the United Kingdom, the United States and Switzerland. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Having published 50 articles on orthopaedic surgery and completed a number of successful surgeries throughout his career, he has extensive skills and experience to assist with diagnosing and treating many hip and knee conditions.
If you have any other questions about the services provided by our lead orthopaedic surgeon in Hawthorn, do not hesitate to contact us. Please review our frequently asked questions which may provide you with the information you are looking for.