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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)- General

What are your business hours?
Where and when do your clinics operate?
What is osteoarthritis?
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Do I need a doctor's referral to make an appointment with Dr. Skinner?

What are your business hours?

ANS: Our offices are open 0900 to 1700., Monday through Friday (except holidays).
Appointments can be made by calling our (08) 9319 3111 during office hours.

Where and when do your clinics operate?

ANS: We are open Monday to Friday (except holidays) between 0900 to 1700.
Our location:

367 Canning Hwy
Palmyra WA 6157

Phone: (08) 9319 3111

Fax: (08) 9319 3155

Email: info@hipandknee.com.au

Website: www.hipandknee.com.au

What is osteoarthritis?

ANS: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by
the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that
covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off
and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and
swelling is called inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away
entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any
joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

ANS: Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating
room. Getting full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in that joint
after surgery usually takes months. That's where pre-operative exercise and
education and post-operative physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure
you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to maximise your
recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.

Do I need a doctor' s referral to make an appointment with Dr. Skinner?

ANS: As a Specialist clinic, patients need referral from their General
Practitioner, family physician or other doctor to make an appointment
with Dr. Skinner.                             

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