A/Prof Al Muderis is a Sydney based orthopaedic surgeon specialising in both hip and knee joint replacement as well as arthroscopic, reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He is also a world leading surgeon in the field of Osseointegration and has successfully performed more of these innovative surgeries than any other surgeon in the world.
Hip Replacement or Hip Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace all or part of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant in order to restore joint movement. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a Total Hip Replacement (THR) or a hemi (half) arthroplasty. A Total Hip Replacement consists of replacing both the femoral head and the hip socket (acetabulum) with a prosthetic device. In a hemi-arthroplasty either the femoral head or the hip socket is replaced with a prosthetic device.
Knee Replacement Surgery or Knee Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged surfaces of the knee with metal and/or plastic components in order to restore joint movement. Knee replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a Total Knee Replacement (TKR). A Total Knee Replacement involves replacing the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone) with a plastic prosthesis. The patella (knee cap) is usually replaced as well. With a partial knee replacement only part of the knee (either the patella or ends of the tibia or femur) is replaced.
Osseointegration is defined as "the structural linkage made at the contact point where human bone and the surface of a synthetic, often titanium based implant meet." The surgery involves an implant being inserted into an amputee's femur or tibia which when integrated with the bone allows for a simple, quick, safe connection between the stump and the lower prosthesis. Osseointegration surgery provides amputees with greater mobility, comfort and quality of life.
If you are looking for an experienced knee and hip surgeon or an osseointegration specialist, talk to A/Prof Al Muderis.