Do you have Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder surgery involves replacing worn or damaged shoulder joints with implants to reduce pain and improve movement. It provides excellent results for many and is usually performed on those above 60 but may also benefit young patients with certain conditions. To help your doctor decide if shoulder replacement surgery is ideal for you, answer the questions below.

  • Do you experience:
    • localised shoulder pain
    • diffuse shoulder pain
    • pain at rest
    • pain during activities
  • Does the pain wake you from sleep?
  • Do you need to take pain medications to relieve the pain?
  • Do you take anti-inflammatories to relieve pain?
  • Do you experience stiffness?
  • Do you experience mechanical symptoms such as clicking, catching or giving way?
  • Do your symptoms stop you from performing your usual sports or hobbies?
  • Are you able to sleep on the affected side?
  • Can you raise your arm above shoulder height?
  • Have you experienced weakness in day to day activities?

If you have answered yes to more than five questions, then a specialist review would be advisable.

Supporting investigations would be helpful and these include:

  • A plain X-ray of the Shoulder from the front (True AP), side (Lateral) and from beneath the arm pit (axillary) is worthwhile.
  • An Ultrasound can at times be helpful in investigation of shoulder problems.
  • An MRI may be required if further information to help make a diagnosis is required.

Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Nick Pourgiezis uses advanced techniques to potentially accelerate your rehabilitation and improve long term clinical outcomes after total knee replacement surgery.

A total knee replacement (TKR) or Total Knee Arthroplasty, is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the "prostheses".

Clinical Offers

The "Active Orthopaedics Adelaide" Clinic offers an integrated team to support, advise and offer optimal care.

  • Educate General Practitioners
  • Sports Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Other Allied Health Providers on Orthopaedic Condition

Latest Technology

  • Knee
    • Intra-Operative Navigation
      • OrthoAlign Total Knee Replacement Technique
    • Patient Specific Instrumentation
      Visionaire, allowing the production of customised cutting blocks and precise surgical plans to allow improved performance and longevity of your knee replacement.
    • Robotic Assisted Surgery
      Smith and Nephew Navio Robotic TKR
      Navio, allowing precise intra-operative planning and performance of your partial and total knee replacement to allow an optimal result.
  • Hip
    • Intellijoint
    • Optimized Positioning System
  • Shoulder
    • Arthrex