Dr. Parminder Singh, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Victoria
Treatments & Surgeries
Hip & Knee Replacement
A hip or knee replacement is aimed at reducing pain, correcting any deformities and enhancing your mobility and quality of life. A hip replacement surgery replaces a hip joint damaged or worn away, by illness such as arthritis or an injury. A knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby parts of the knee joint are replaced with prosthetics and a cushioning layer is added to enable smooth movement of the joint.
Hip & Knee Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that enables your surgeon to visualise the hip or knee joint via a telescope devise. The arthroscope is inserted via 1-2cm key hole incisions and enables your surgeon to assess the condition of the knee or hip joint, diagnose certain injuries and diseases, and treat certain conditions such as torn ligaments, and loose or damaged cartilage.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
During a minimally invasive surgery your orthopaedic surgeon will access the hip joint via a reduced skin incision and preserve your muscles and tendons. Dr. Parminder Singh practices both anterior and minimally invasive posterior approaches that enhance mobility and hasten recovery time.
Hip & Knee Fracture Treatment
When you experience a hip fracture, you need to be treated and operated on quickly. Some hip fractures, such as ones that have not displaced the hip, may be able to be managed without surgical treatment and Dr. Singh will monitor your progress with periodic x-rays of your fracture until healed. Other hip fracture surgical treatments include internal fixation and prosthetic replacement.
Knee fractures of the thighbone are called distal femur fractures and most often occur when bones are week, such as in elderly patients, or those who have had a high impact injury from something such as a car accident. Options for treatment include non-surgical measures such as casting or bracing, and surgery.
Non-Operative Hip Treatments
In the case of arthritis, a hip and knee treatment plan may include non-pharmacological avenues such as education, awareness, physical exercise and rehabilitation aids. Pharmacalogical modalities, include non-selective NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and selective COX-2 inhibitors. Another avenue for non-operative treatment is chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine and intra-articular injections that have been shown to lower pain.
St George’s Hospital Medical School, London UK (MBBS)
Royal College of Surgeons, London UK (MRCS)
Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth)
Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
University of London, London UK (MS)
To book a consultation with Dr. Parminder Singh, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Richmond (Victoria, Australia) contact us on (03) 9428 4128.