Orthopaedic specialists on hand

Article published by StarWeekly

The team at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee (SVPHW) knows the importance of quick access to Orthopaedic Specialists. That’s why they have been steadily growing their group of Orthopaedic Surgeons providing excellence in Orthopaedic care to the people of the west, with 19 specialists currently providing care for patients in all subspecialties.

The SVPHW Orthopaedic Surgeons perform joint replacement surgeries including hip, knee, ankle, wrist, shoulder and elbow replacements. Additionally, they offer other Orthopaedic interventions including tumour and reconstructive surgery, as well as clinical assessment of sports injuries.

 St Vincent’s Private Werribee has performed over 2600 Orthopaedic procedures since opening in 2018. Focused on innovative, patient-centred care, they work closely with patients and general practitioners to provide high quality services. They provide guidance each step of the way, ensuring patients regain their strength and confidence through recovery.

“It is wonderful to work in an environment such as St Vincent's Werribee where all staff and volunteers have the patient's wellbeing at heart and strive to achieve the best outcomes in restoring them to a pain free future” said Mr Siva Chandrasekaran, Orthopaedic Surgeon – specialising in hip and knee.

“The hospital’s Orthopaedic Services are a significant offering for people who live in Melbourne’s west, providing local access to specialists and care close to home,” says Libby Fifis, General Manager and Director of Clinical Services at SVPHW.

One such specialist is Orthopaedic Surgeon Andy Ang, who specialises in managing all types of hand injuries, from soft tissue to bone injuries.

“I work very closely with hand therapists, some patients benefit from an early range of motion to improve post-surgical outcomes and reduce the risk of stiffness. It gives me great joy to see my patients getting back to their pre-injury state,” Andy says.

“Having an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hand injuries to consult and operate from our hospital means patients have swift access to a specialist when they need it,” says Libby.

 In addition to SVPHW’s Orthopaedic Specialty Unit, the hospital has a dedicated team of nursing, medical and allied health staff to expertly manage all Orthopaedic conditions and is supported by radiology facilities on site.

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