Changes due to CoVID-19
The restrictions on elective surgery have been relaxed so it is now business as usual. If you had surgery postponed and it has not already been rescheduled please contact the rooms during office hours to do so.
Office hours have returned to normal
Consulting is no being conducted conventionally in the rooms but if illness, travel restrictions or any other factor means you cannot get to the office a consult can be conducted online. For instructions on how to set up for telemedicine hit this link
Surgery of the Knee
Technical Excellence and Advanced Technologies
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.
North Queensland Knee