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General FAQ

Dr Phillip Mostert’s orthopaedic services cover treatment for fractures of the shoulder, hip and knee. These frequently asked questions (FAQ) provided below aim to address your queries ahead of consultation or surgery.

Our facility is home to a radiology department. Therefore, we can carry out x-rays, bone density scans, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds within this division. These tests are essential in evaluating the severity of an orthopaedic injury.

Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone illness that causes loss of bone mass and damages the bone, increasing the risk of a fracture. In addition, an increase in the size of holes in the bone, similar to a honeycomb, causes fragile bones, making you more susceptible to fractures.

Tendonitis will eventually disappear. Should pain from tendonitis persist, there are conservative treatments (bracing, splints, corticosteroid injections and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) available to restore your joint’s mobility. Surgery is often recommended when the Achilles tendon tears or lesions form on the tendon.

Significant surgery on a particular joint can last up to three hours. Regaining the joint’s flexibility, strength and range of motion takes time and requires the help of physiotherapy exercises.

Orthopaedics is a medical field that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders affecting muscle, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

Generally, you apply ice for the first 24 to 48 hours after the injury or when swelling occurs. Ice minimises swelling by reducing blood flow to the site of injury. Heat works in the opposite way by increasing blood flow to treat pain and reduce swelling.

We recommend you bring a copy of your ID, medical aid card, including scans (MRI, X-Rays, and Ultrasounds).

We open at 07h30 and close at 16h30 from Monday to Thursday. Fridays, we are open from 07h30 until 12h00 (Phones will be diverted until 16h00).

Consultation fees are payable on the day of consultation. We will provide the patient with a statement for self-claiming purposes.

We have agreements with some medical schemes. Please contact the rooms for more information.

CONTACT

Tel +27 (0)11 794 5758

Email mostert.life@gmail.com

Address Block E Room 24 Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital,
Amplifier Road, Radiokop Ext 13, Roodepoort, 1724