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The foot and ankle in the human body work together to provide balance, stability, movement, and propulsion.
Our feet consists of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissue, and are divided into three sections, the forefoot, mid-foot, and hind-foot.
The hip is a complex and essential joint which supports the body’s full weight. It is formed where the head of the femur (thigh bone) meets the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum).
The knee joint is not only the largest joint in the body, but also the most complex. Absorbing three to six times your body weight with each step, it is one of the most stressed and commonly damaged joints.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects joints including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. Osteoarthritis can include inflammation of the tissue around the hip joint, damage to joint surface cartilage, bony spurs growing around the edge of the hip joint and/or deterioration of the ligaments and tendons that hold the joint together.
Paediatric orthopaedics specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal problems in children from birth through to adulthood (18 years). Caring for the individual orthopaedic needs of children is a priority at Orthopaedics SA. Our paediatric specialists have undertaken specialised training in this field, giving them expert knowledge of the specific needs of...