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Rehabilitation and Spinal Medicine

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

The service provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients with:

  • Joint replacements
  • Multiple fractures
  • Nerve injuries associated with trauma

Amputee Rehabilitation

The service provides inpatient rehabilitation for the vascular and older amputees, complex amputees with multiple limbs lost including all limbs lost.

Upper limb amputees are usually treated as outpatients.

Young malignant and traumatic amputees are provided with rehabilitation that may include fitting with limbs and rehabilitation to return to work.

The department is composed of a multi-disciplinary team including:

  • Medical staff
  • Nursing staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Prosthetist

Amputee Clinic

The Amputee Clinic is held twice each month at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick campus.  The clinic is affiliated with the Limb Deficiency Clinic at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation

The service provides injured workers with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to facilitate their return to work. 

Staff will undertake a medical assessment of the injury, develop an appropriate return to work plan after a workplace assessment of the injured worker is performed by the occupational therapist. 

Psychological counselling and  is is also available for patients.

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