Experts in the study of orthopaedics specialise in the treatment and medical assessment of the musculoskeletal system. Medical professionals focused upon the orthopaedics of the knee aim to effectively diagnose, treat, and analyse diseases and disorders arising from the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles of the knee-region. The most common knee-related treatments relate to sudden (acute) injuries that are caused by the knee twisting, falling, bending, or being struck. Acute injuries can include:
• Ligament tears such as the anterior cruciate ligament,
• The medial collateral ligament (MCL) being the most commonly injured ligament of the knee,
• Breaks and fractures,
• Lodgement of bone fragments within the joints,
The second most common injury is overuse injuries related to inflammation, tendinitis, plica syndrome, bursitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and iliotibial band syndrome. Other medical conditions that do not relate to injury or overuse of the knee include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus, which can cause knee pain swelling and stiffness. All these three categories of knee injury fall within the remit and consideration of a knee specialist.
The responsibilities of orthopaedic experts range from simple diagnoses with general medical advice and prescriptions, all the way up to reconstructive knee surgery. By applying their specialised knowledge to knee-related injuries these experts would be of great assistance in determining potential causes of knee injury or damage, and would be able to provide evidence that would assist one in establishing a legitimate knee injury.
The specific specialisation and background needed by orthopaedic knee expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Orthopaedic knee experts are medically trained and would be able to provide a thorough diagnosis of whether knee injuries arose by way of acute injury, overuse, or other underlying disorders and diseases. This would allow a claim to be legitimised if, for example, it related to workplace negligence or ergonomic failures in accommodating strenuous and continual work.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
This article demonstrates the growing technological advancements made within the field of orthopaedics, particularly in related to knee-injuries.Preventing and Treating Knee Injuries in Athletes
This article examines the process of diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating an injured knee within athletes. This is particularly important as knee injuries are amongst the most common injuries professional and amateur athletes endure.Relevant Cases May (Migration)  AATA 5831 (29 November 2018)
This matter relates to a visa decision which required evidence of an injured knee to be submitted for consideration of the merits of the matter.Keys and Comcare  AATA 782 (5 November 2013)
This workers compensation claim required evidence of a knee injury claim to be examined as it was deemed potentially unreliable evidence.Related Blog Articles
- Medical negligence
- Personal injury - Comcare (Cwth Compensation)
- Personal injury - motor accidents - CTP
- Personal injury - workers compensation
- Seniors / elder law
- Work health safety - workplace risks
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