Patient information


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Updated: May 2020


Your orthopaedic surgeon will provide full information about your condition and any procedure required. For more common procedures, your surgeon may provide you with a patient information leaflet to take away.

Please discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon or your general practitioner (GP). AOA does not provide specific advice on medical conditions or procedures. 

Advice on specific conditions


Knee-oesteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis? Read about what it is and information on treatment options.


Arthritis

Hip or knee arthritis

Find information about managing hip or knee arthritis while awaiting surgery.


Further information

  • Orthoanswer, an Australian website created by an Australian orthopaedic surgeon for Australian patients, provides information on various orthopaedic conditions and procedures. Note: this information is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
  • The on-line Patient Education Library of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides information on a variety of conditions and procedures. Note: this information is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
  • Osteoporosis - a brief summary of the nature of osteoporosis.