Dr Storm performs a range of orthopaedic trauma procedures. These surgeries are typically conducted in order to treat injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves following an accident, fall, or sports injury. Procedures may be performed on the spine, hip, shoulder and knee.
Some orthopaedic trauma procedures include:
- Surgery for fractures of the spine, hip, shoulder and knee
- Minimally invasive bone grafting
- Reconstruction of soft tissue following trauma
- Ligament and cartilage repair
- Reconstruction of the hips and pelvis
- Realignment of bones
In many cases, orthopaedic trauma surgery is performed as an emergency procedure, so Dr Storm works closely with patients to ensure quick recovery, often with other specialists such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Dr Storm treats a number of general orthopaedic conditions. These include:
Impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain, and occurs when tendons and bones rub together. Any unusual impact on the rotator cuff can cause shoulder pain and impingement.
Calcification occurs when there is a build-up of calcium in the rotator cuff. When calcium accumulates in a tendon, the rotator cuff is not able to function normally and inflammation, and impingement can occur.
- Rotator cuff tears
This type of injury can cause serious pain and discomfort. A torn rotator cuff weakens the shoulder, and makes certain movements of the arm difficult.
- Degenerative conditions
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis can affect the shoulder, hip and knees.
- Anterior knee pain and dislocations
A kneecap or patella dislocation occurs when the patella bone is pushed out of place, and soft tissues are damaged, while anterior knee pain occurs at the front of the knee often as a result of a sports injury.
- Sport injuries
Dr Storm treats a wide range of sport injuries including dislocations, impingement, rotator cuff tears, bicep tendon injuries, ligament tears, and fractures.