Orthopaedic Surgeons for North lakes and Brisbane Surrounds
Specialist health care professionals caring for our community
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Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the musculoskeletal system. They treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, congenital conditions, degenerative diseases and tumours and infections of the musculoskeletal system.
While your general medical practitioner is well-qualified to set a simple break in an arm or leg, the orthopaedic surgeon will be called in when the break or fracture requires more specialised treatment, such as the placement of rods or screws into the bone to aid in the healing and knitting process and the regeneration of the bones involved.
Orthopaedic surgeons also perform hip and knee replacement surgery and all types of spinal surgery require an orthopaedic surgeon. They also perform arthroplasty, which is a total joint reconstruction. They regularly perform most foot and ankle surgeries as the foot contains 25% of the bones in the human body.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
The RACS is the main body for the training and accreditation of all surgeons in Australia including orthopaedic surgeons. The organisation is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, as well as the Medical Council of New Zealand.
The orthopaedic surgical training has been delegated to the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.