Ali Ghoz

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilising ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee...

Ali Ghoz

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ACL Reconstruction Advice and Exercise Sheet

Your Operation The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a ligament that connects the tibia (lower leg) to the femur (thigh). It helps to keep your knee stable. The ACL may be stretched, partially or...

Ali Ghoz

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Knee Cap (Patellar) Problems & Instability

Overview Knee cap (patellofemoral) instability occurs when the knee cap does not slide centrally within the grove of the thigh bone (Trochlea). The knee cap can partially come out of the groove...

Ali Ghoz

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KNEE ARTHROSCOPY (KNEE “KEYHOLE” SURGERY)

Knee Arthroscopy Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope (camera) is inserted into a joint. The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid...

Ali Ghoz

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Knee Arthroscopy/Lateral Release Rehabilitation

This rehabilitation protocol is designed for patients who have undergone knee arthroscopy or arthroscopic lateral release. The intensity allowed and the time frame required for the rehabilitation...

Ali Ghoz

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Approaches to Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement is an extremely successful surgical procedure to improve a patient’s quality of life when arthritic hip pain becomes debilitating. Hip replacement surgery offers patients the...

Ali Ghoz

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Hip Resurfacing

This type of replacement is reserved for active young male patients with good quality bone ie: no osteoporosis. There is no advantage for a patient over the age of 50 to have a hip resurfacing. Modern...

Ali Ghoz

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Patient information for hip & knee replacement surgery

This is my guide to all the necessary information patients require prior and post hip or knee replacement surgery. Medications you should stop taking before undergoing surgery: Please stop all...

Ali Ghoz

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Total hip replacement

Information for patients needing a Total Hip Replacement  Do I need joint replacement surgery? If so, when is the right time to have surgery? The right time to have joint replacement or...

Ali Ghoz

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Knee Replacement Surgery

Similar to hip replacement surgery, a knee replacement is indicated when you have advanced osteoarthritis of the knee joint and non-operative measures (eg. Weight loss, anti-inflamatories ,...

Ali Ghoz

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ACLR Rehabilitation Therapist information

My Protocol for Physio and Rehab Regime Outpatient Physiotherapy Patient should be seen by physiotherapist 1 week post surgery Week 1:   Goals: Eliminate swelling/inflammationAdequate...