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KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Your post operative care with Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic is an important part of the recovery process and ultimately determines a successful outcome.  For your information, post operative pathways following particular surgeries are as follows:

2 Week Post Operative Appointment

  • Your dressing will be taken down for Dr Gallagher to review
  • Medication requirements and any post operative concerns can be addressed at this point
  • There is no additional out of pocket charge for Dr Gallagher
  • Physiotherapist Robert Godbolt will review your mobility and range of motion
  • There is a $75 charge for this physio appointment with most health funds covering a portion of this charge

6 Week Post Operative Appointment

  • Dr Gallagher will review your overall progress including your wound, analgesia, mobility, swelling, range of motion and any other concerns you may haveThere is a charge of $120 to you for which you will receive a rebate from Medicare of $36.55
  • Physiotherapist Robert Godbolt will review your progress regarding activities of daily living, returning to work and to other more high demand activities
  • There is a $75 charge for this physio appointment with most health funds covering a portion of this charge

3 & 6 Month Post Operative Appointment

  • Dr Gallagher will review your overall progress including your analgesia, mobility, swelling, range of motion and return to work and / or recreational activitiesThere is a charge of $120 for which you will receive a rebate from Medicare of $36.55
  • Physiotherapist Robert Godbolt will review your progress regarding activities of daily living, returning to work and to other more high demand activities
  • There is a $75 charge for this physio appointment with most health funds covering a portion of this charge

1 Year Post Operative Appointment

  • Dr Gallagher will review your x-rays taken prior to this appointment and at this point, the majority of patients will be discharged. There is a charge of $120 for which you will receive a rebate from Medicare of $36.55
  • An appointment with our physiotherapist is NOT automatically made for you for the 12 month appointment however if you would like one, please let us know