Information on this website
The information on this website is for general education only. They have been written or requested to be written on behalf of Dr Chien-Wen Liew, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adelaide. The contents of this website are strictly to be used as a general guide and should not be used to base medical decisions on. They are checked regularly for being factual and corrected by Dr Chien-Wen Liew and his editing team. For more specific and detailed information, please call (08) 7325 4850 to make an appointment to discuss your personal orthopaedic situation with Dr Chien-Wen Liew. All patients are encouraged to seek a second opinion, or to ask their general practitioner if general advice is appropriate for them.
Photographics and Diagrams on this website
The photographs and diagrams on this website are for graphical representation only and may not apply to all situations. Your personal medical situation may be different to the images or diagrams depicted on this website.
Please note that all attempts have been made to ensure accuracy of results when discussing recovery times, expected pain or return to function after surgery. These are based on past experiences of Dr Liew and should not be used for future predictions. They are for educational purposes. Each individual patient is treated on a case by case basis, and may achieve the expected milestones quicker or slower than suggested on this website. For more information, please contact your doctor directly.
Whilst references to surgical articles can play an important part in a surgeons decision on how to perform a certain operation, they can be confusing, especially when discussed in their limited forms on a website. For this reason, most references are listed online, to enable patients to seek their own opinions. In general, it is best for patients to contact their doctor to discuss what treatments they may need, and to discuss their personal situation with their orthopaedic surgeon. A 2nd opinion is always encouraged if there are elements of your treatment that don’t make sense or for any reason.