Information on Total Knee Replacement for Geraldton Patients – Telehealth Appointments available
By Dr Daniel Meyerkort
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the damaged or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components. The procedure is recommended for patients with severe knee pain and mobility problems caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis.
If you are living in Geraldton and require a total knee replacement, you may have concerns about traveling to Perth for consultation and follow-up appointments. However, you can access telehealth services through Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine (POSM) to receive the care you need from the comfort of your own home.
POSM is a team of highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists who provide a range of services to patients across Western Australia. They offer telehealth consultations, which allow you to have a virtual appointment with your surgeon using video conferencing technology. During the appointment, your surgeon can assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.
If your surgeon recommends a total knee replacement, they will provide you with information about the procedure, including what to expect before, during, and after surgery. They will also discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
After your surgery, you will need to attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your recovery and ensure that the implant is functioning correctly. These appointments can also be conducted via telehealth, allowing you to receive ongoing care without having to travel to Perth.
To access telehealth services through POSM, you will need a referral from your GP. You can then contact POSM to schedule an appointment and receive instructions on how to access the virtual consultation. The team at POSM will provide you with all the support you need to ensure that your telehealth appointment runs smoothly.
In conclusion, if you are living in Geraldton and require a total knee replacement, you can access telehealth services through Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. Telehealth consultations allow you to receive the care you need from the comfort of your own home, reducing the need for travel and ensuring that you can receive ongoing care and support. Contact POSM today to schedule your telehealth appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free, mobile future.