Dr Isaacs is a highly skilled hip surgeon with expertise in Total Hip Replacement, Revision Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture surgery.
Hip replacement surgery remains one of the most successful interventions in medicine. The most common conditions requiring hip replacement are osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis and fractured neck of femur (hip fracture).
In 2015, over 45,000 hip replacements were performed in Australia.
96% of patients that have had hip replacement surgery would have the operation again if given their time over (J Bone & Joint Surg, 2009).
Dr Isaacs is a sub-specialist hip surgeon with training in Total Hip Replacement Surgery.
By utilising computer navigation when planning and performing joint replacements, leading-edge technology is an integral part of all hip replacement surgeries.
Total Hip Replacement surgery can be complicated and the anatomy of people can vary. Dr Isaacs’ experience in complex pelvic and acetabular surgery is extensive, making him one of the country’s leading and most experienced surgeons for this procedure. As such, Dr Isaacs is commonly referred patients that have sustained complications from Total Hip Replacement surgery.
Dr Isaacs works with the most highly trained anaesthetists in Sydney. This ensures a smooth peri- and post-operative experience incorporating the most advanced and effective pain management regimens.
Dr Isaacs permits all patients to walk the day after surgery, which helps to facilitate an effortless transition to rehabilitation or home.
Revision Total Hip Replacement
Dr Isaacs performs Revision Hip Replacement surgery for worn-out hip replacements, fractures, loosening and infection. He is also skilled in Revision Hip Replacement Surgery following trauma.
Dr Isaacs’ is highly experienced in complex pelvic and acetabular surgery, making him one of the most knowledgeable and trusted surgeons for this particular procedure. When indicated, computer navigation and patient specific implants are utilised.
Hip Fracture Surgery
The hip joint is a ball within a socket. Hip fractures involve either the top of the femur (ball) or the acetabulum (socket).
Dr Isaacs has a wealth of expertise in the management of fractures around the hip. He is a member of the Stryker Trauma Faculty that travels nationally and internationally to teach surgeons how to manage these injuries.
Through his work at Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr Isaacs receives patients with complex hip injuries from all over NSW. This includes young athletes with high energy injuries and frail elderly patients with low energy injuries. With his complex trauma experience, Dr Isaacs ensures patients receive the correct operation at the appropriate time.
Wherever possible, Dr Isaacs performs surgery that enables immediate weight bearing. This facilitates a rapid return to normal function.