Notice for Fairfield Hospital patients
Please be aware that the Fairfield Hospital Bookings Department will be closed from Monday 24th December 2018 to Friday 11th January 2019 (inclusive). If you have an admission for surgery form please submit it either before, or after this date.
Minimally invasive surgery in orthopaedic trauma
In trauma as well as in other areas, the focus of surgery is not to only restore the function of the injured limb but to minimize the effects of surgery, hence, a faster rehabilitation and less pain. The latest technology of locking screws and peri-articular, pre-contoured plates allows for minimally invasive surgery in trauma situations. […]
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
The ACL is a ligament that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) forming the knee joint. The ACL is one of 4 major ligaments contributing to stability of the knee. It is also the commonest ligament to rupture, especially in today’s active sporting lifestyle. The ACL does not need direct contact […]
Blood loss in Hip and Knee Replacements
Recent understanding and increased use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in hip and knee arthroplasties or replacements have seen the use of blood products for transfusion decrease. TXA is an anti-platelet medication used in other specialties safely for many years. A recent review study in Transfusion Medicine journal in May 2015; the effectiveness and safety of […]