Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Dr Geoffrey Read Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Geoffrey Read is an Orthopaedic Surgeon consulting from his private practice at the Life Brenthurst Clinic. As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Read specialises in the branch of medicine that encompasses the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Doctor's Biography

Orthopaedic Procedures

Arthroscopic Acromioplasty Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Arthroscopic Calcium Excision/Decompression From The Rotator Cuff Arthroscopic Debridement, Microfracture and Chondroplasty Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair and Debridement Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Distal Biceps Tendon Repair Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction Total Knee Replacement

Orthopaedic Procedures

Arthrosplasty Surgery
  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Elbow replacements
  • Revision surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery of the pelvis as well as the knee
Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery, e.g. anterior cruciate
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tears

Medico-legal Work

  • Dr Read runs a large specialised practice in doing medico-legal work for both plaintiffs and defendants.

An Insight into Orthopaedics

Signs of Orthopaedic practice date back to ancient Egypt and Rome. In later years, it was used as a way to help prevent bone deformities in young children. The Greek name literally means to “correct/straighten” (orthos) and “child” (paidion). The name is also in close relation to the medical branch paediatrics. In later years, the techniques used in early orthopaedics to treat children were used as medical assistance to aid wounded soldiers in WW1.

Today Orthopaedic surgery has developed leaps and bounds and with the help of modern day science and technology, doctors are able to perform intricate procedures such as hip replacements and various surgeries to the spine, hands, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle as well as the treatment of orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic oncology. Due to the vastness of Orthopaedics, many doctors in this field will specialize in a certain area for example, treatment of sports injuries, degenerative bone diseases, setting broken bones, infections within the bones, bone tumours, joint problems and more.

Specialised orthopaedic surgeons like Dr Read dedicate their lives to assisting individuals with overcoming and correcting any conditions pertaining to orthopaedics.