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"Very caring and knows his stuff."

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"Dr Stelmach is the most caring specialist I have ever met and I have seen many in my years. In her care you can expect receiving a sensitive approach to your needs and the brilliance of her as a doctor. I recommend this wonderful doctor to everyone, if only other Docs could be like Dr Stelmach."

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"Excellent surgeon. Takes time to explain procedure in detail. I had hip replacement 1/3/2014. Its now 24/4/2014. No pain on normal everyday use, very happy with result. Would recommend."

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"I had a Tummy Tuck two weeks ago that I have wanted for thirty years. I look and feel great I never thought I would have had this a amazing result. Dr Jane and the lovely Steph never make you feel silly for asking lots of questions. I was recommended to Dr Patterson and am very thankful."

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My mother aged 74, is in good general health condition, but she is having knee pain during the last weeks even when sleeping. The x-Ray showed significant osteoarthritis. She is a little overweight. Is she subject to cartilage regeneration?

Question about Cartilage regeneration - knee

  • Dr. Dirk van Bavel
    Dr. Dirk van Bavel
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
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  • With significant osteoarthritis and given her age she would not be a candidate for cartilage regeneration techniques.

    The management of osteoarthritis normally starts with some simple analgesics such as panadol or panadol osteo, gentle exercise or physiotherapy and weight loss.

    When the pain gets severe she should consider seeing a surgeon for consideration of knee replacement surgery

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My 6 year old daughter has a perimembranous ventricular septal defect (vsd) which may require surgical closure. Ii have been interested to see the excellent results some countries are having with catheterisation surgery. In Australia is the surgery of choice for vsd closure still open heart surgery?

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  • Dr. Geoffrey Lane
    Dr. Geoffrey Lane
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  • The simple answer is that open heart surgery is the recommended treatment for perimembranous VSDs currently. However there continue to be centres in various parts of the world undertaking catheter closure of perimembranous VSDs. It is a possibility that this treatment option may become available again in Australia once the safety of newer devices have been thoroughly assessed. It would be appropriate for you to discuss your question with your daughter's cardiologist or seek a second opinion from a specialist cardiologist who has personal experience with performing this catheterisation procedure.

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