The main surgical procedures performed by Dr Gallagher can be considered under the three categories as follows:
For patients requiring ACL Reconstruction or Knee Replacement surgery, physiotherapy can be of benefit both pre and post operatively including prehabilitation, education, strengthening and instruction on use of crutches and bracing where needed.
Our physiotherapist Robert Godbolt has extensive experience in guiding patients through the different phases of recovery and rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction and Knee Replacement surgery. Robert works closely with every patient and can also liaise with external physiotherapists to ensure consistent care and plays an integral role in ensuring patients achieve the best result in the most efficient manner.
Sports Knee Clinic
We understand when a patient has sustained a sudden injury through sport that prevents them from being able to train or play, they need it attended to as a matter of urgency. Acutely injured patients can usually be seen within 48 hours at our Sports Knee Clinic.
Immediate bracing and protective weight bearing to prevent further injury can be co-ordinated and our staff are able to assist in directing patients to facilities where x-rays, MRIs or other appropriate imaging can be carried out as soon as possible. Patients will usually be assessed by several members of our team to ensure their injury is correctly diagnosed and managed and that they are provided where necessary with analgesia, anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy and a date for surgery if required. The primary goal of our Sports Knee Clinic is to allow patients with an acute knee injury to be prioritised so that the diagnosis and management of their knee condition is attended to at the earliest opportunity so they can resume their normal activities without delay.