Dr Peter McEwen
MBBS FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA DipModLang
The only specialist in the north of Australia dedicated solely to surgery of the knee
I have not retired. Business as usual. Another orthopaedic surgeon with a similar name has stopped operating
Wear a mask
Stay at home if you're crook
Have your vaccination certificate on your phone
We can do telehealth videoconferencing if you want
Be cool to everyone
Injured and Uninsured?
Surgery in a private hospital is expensive. Health insurance covers most of these costs. If you are uninsured Medicare will make a small copayment but everything else will be on you. Costs can be substantially reduced by shortening, or even better, avoiding an inpatient stay. The implant choices your surgeon makes also has a huge effect on cost. For example an ACL reconstruction done as a day case using a Patellar Ligament graft can be over $3000 cheaper than when done with an overnight stay and a hamstring graft (day surgery is routine and Patellar Ligament grafts have lower failure rates so nothing is compromised). A detailed quote can be provided on request.