Mr. Sam Patten is an orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in joint replacement surgery.
Please click on each link to find out more about his services.

KNEE

Total Knee Replacement surgery is performed to remove a diseased knee joint and replace it with an artificial prosthesis. The most common reason for Total Knee Replacement surgery is severe osteoarthritis, which causes relentless pain, joint deformity and mobility problems. Total Knee Replacement Surgery can be used to replace a knee joint affected by various conditions including but not limited to, severe osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis and bone dysplasia.

To learn more about Total Knee Replacement surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Generally, most Knee Replacement candidates need a Total Knee Replacement. There are however a relatively small proportion of patients who are suitable for a Uni or Partial Knee Replacement.

For Uni Knee Replacement Surgery to be considered, your condition must usually be limited to one or two compartments of your knee. Mr. Patten will discuss your options with you, and determine whether a Uni Knee Replacement is a viable option in your particular situation.

To learn more about Uni Knee Replacement surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Knee ACL reconstruction surgery involves the reconstruction of ligaments or tendons. The ligaments in and around your knee joint provide support and stability to your knee. When affected, damaged ligaments and tendons limit knee function, stability and movement and may inhibit you from performing routine day to day activities, as well as participating in sport.

To learn more about Knee ACL reconstruction surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Knee Osteotomy is a surgical procedure that may be a treatment option for you if you have arthritis damage in just one area of your knee. In Knee Osteotomy, Mr. Patten would either remove or add a wedge of bone to your upper shinbone (Tibia) or lower thighbone (Femur). The placement of the bone wedge helps shift your body weight off the damaged portion of your knee joint therefore relieving pain and allowing better functional movement.

Knee Osteotomy is commonly performed on younger patients who at the time may be too young for a Total Knee Replacement. Total Knee Replacements wear out quicker in people under the age of 55 than in people over the age of 70 mainly due to the higher activity levels of younger people.

To learn more about Knee Osteotomy surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

HIP

Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery replaces all of the hip joint using an artificial prosthesis to eliminate pain and restore joint movement. The design of the prosthesis offers you renewed stability and function.

Hip Replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint function, and restore normal walking and more demanding movements. Hip Replacement surgery has a very high success rate, and can offer an incredible quality of life improvement to patients.

To learn more about Total Hip Replacement surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hip Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that gives surgeons a clear view of inside the hip joint. This helps them diagnose and treat the problem intra-operatively.

During Hip Arthroscopy, Mr. Patten inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint. The camera displays pictures on a screen, and Mr. Patten will use the live images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

If you are the right candidate for hip arthroscopy surgery it may restore function, improve bio mechanics and help alleviate pain.
To learn more about Hip Arthroscopy surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Anterior Approach to hip replacement allows Mr. Patten to access the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching muscles from the pelvis or femur during surgery. Mr. Patten can work through the natural interval between the muscles and nerves.

As a result the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery offers both a speedier recovery and long term satisfaction when compared to conservative approaches.

To learn more about the anterior approach to Total Hip Replacement surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Revision surgery is a treatment option used when part or all of your initial hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to complex procedures. Along with well designed prosthesis and instrumentation Mr. Patten brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding to Revision Hip Surgery.

Mr. Patten has performed a large number of Hip Revision Surgery; making him a specialist in this area.

To learn more about Revision Hip Surgery we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hip Trauma and Fractures are most commonly seen in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone as a result of a fall or heavy impact. Hip Fractures and Trauma that occur in people with normal bone are most likely a result of high-energy trauma such as car, motorbike and cycling accidents.

Most Hip Fractures and Trauma are treated with fixation of screws, rods and implantable prosthesis. Depending on the nature of your condition the appropriate treatment option will be considered.

To learn more about Hip and Trauma Fractures we welcome you to use our Patient Resource Centre or alternatively call us on 03 9928-6262 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.




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