Dr Isaacs is a highly skilled knee surgeon with expertise in Total Knee Replacement, Revision Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy and Knee fracture surgery.
Knee replacement surgery remains one of the most common procedures in Orthopaedics. The conditions that may necessitate a knee replacement include osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis and previous fracture.
Knee replacement surgery has one of the highest success rates today; over 90% of patients still function well fifteen years post surgery.
In 2015, over 60,000 knee replacements were performed in Australia.
Dr Isaacs is a sub-specialist knee surgeon with expertise in Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
By utilising computer navigation when planning and performing knee replacements, leading-edge technology is an integral part of the procedure.
Total Knee Replacement surgery can be complicated and the anatomy of people can vary. Dr Isaacs’ depth of experience in complex knee and soft tissue surgery and is one of the most trusted surgeons performing this procedure. For this reason, Dr Isaacs is commonly referred patients that have sustained complications from Total Knee 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.
All patients are able to walk the day after surgery, helping to facilitate an effortless transition to rehabilitation or home.
Revision Total Knee Replacement
Dr Isaacs performs Revision Total Knee Replacement surgery for worn-out knee replacements, loosening, infection and trauma. He also has expertise in the fixation of fractures around a Knee Replacement.
Dr Isaacs’ extensive experience in complex knee and soft tissue surgery makes him one of the most trusted and experienced surgeons performing this procedure.
Dr Isaacs performs knee arthroscopy for acute knee injuries (ACL rupture, meniscal tears, patellar dislocations) and chronic knee conditions.
Dr Isaacs also commonly performs knee arthroscopy during knee fracture surgery. This ensures meniscal injuries are addressed, rather than missed, and can greatly reduce the amount of soft tissue dissection during surgery.
Knee Fracture Surgery
Knee fractures involve either the bottom of the femur (distal femur) or top of the tibia (tibial plateau). They can also occur around a knee replacement. Knee fractures represent some of the most difficult and complex injuries an Orthopaedic Surgeon can manage.
Dr Isaacs has expertise in the management of fractures around the knee. 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 knee injuries from all over NSW.