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Aggressive surgeons?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by peter-reebok, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Have had quite a few arthroscopy's on my knees, with varying results.



    Am now looking for a more aggressive orthopedic surgeon in mlb.
    Am fed up with small repairs, just want the right one replaced with a metal one. Current guy is too conservative for me, have been treated by him for 20yrs, had enough, cant stand for long, straighten leg in bed, or sit and watch a movie without pain and lockups.

    I am in top medical/hospital etc, and have had the last few arthro's done at vimy house, total cost almost zero after fund pays up.

    Anyone know how to find such a surgeon? Dont fancy just calling em up and booking in for a consult in 6months time, just to find out he dont want to do nothing. If this is classed as elective surgery, why cant I elect to have it done?
    Have investigated the crap out of operation, know what to expect in terms of future mobility, recovery etc.
     
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  2. Try Mr Simon Talbot in Heidelberg, Burgundy Street. He's bloody brilliant, young and actually gives a sh*t. If you can't find his number I'll look for it and PM it to you.

    All the best.
     
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  3. also try Gary Grosbard, g/f's sister just had knee op by him and he's supposed 2 b a top surgeon? He operates at Epworth Box Hill, not sure where else? Good luck with the knee op!
     
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  4. David Young, The Avenue, Windsor

    Have had surgery with this guy. Knows what he is doing. he is the Western Bulldogs surgeon, so knows about knees, etc.
     
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  5. You do know that an artificial knee joint typically has to be replaced every few years or so? That is why it is a very last resort.
    I know a woman who has had four new knee joints in 10 years, it's a horrible long recovery process.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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