Orthopaedic Surgery Types

Orthopaedic surgery covers surgical interventions used to treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Types of orthopaedic surgery include joint reconstruction, joint replacement, joint stabilisation, arthroscopy, fracture fixation, soft tissue repair, osteotomy, and keyhole orthopaedic surgery (arthroscopy).

Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery seeks to repair and/or reconstruct the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, labrum), connective tissues, muscles, and joints that allow for normal shoulder movement, strength and function.

Severe shoulder conditions may require shoulder replacement surgery to replace damaged parts of the joint with prosthetic components.

Other surgeries involve releasing the tight tissues in a joint capsule/ligaments or removing calcified deposits that have formed.


Elbow Surgery

Elbow surgery is involved with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the elbow joint. The goal of elbow surgery is to correct the injury or condition by repairing or replacing damaged tissue/bones to restore its movement, function and stability.

Severe elbow injuries and conditions may require part or all of the elbow joint is replaced with a prosthesis.

Elbow surgery is usually recommended if you have elbow pain that persists despite non operative interventions including rest and rehabilitation.


Wrist Surgery

Wrist surgery procedures have the aim of repairing the tendons/ligaments that control wrist articulation and removing damaged tissue or fixing/fusing fractured bones in the wrist joint. The most common type of wrist surgery is wrist arthroscopy, which allows the surgeon to diagnose and operate through small incisions that allow a tiny camera to pass within the wrist to perform minimally invasive surgery.


Hand Surgery

Hand surgery covers a broad range of procedures designed to correct deformities, reduce or eliminate pain, and restore finger function and grip strength. Surgical procedures for the hand can involve the removal of damaged bones and tissues to replace them with implants or prosthetics. Other hand surgeries are concerned with relieving pressure on pinched nerves and the tendons connected to the fingers.


Our Surgeons

Our team of Australian trained surgeons offers the latest non-surgical and surgical options for the full spectrum of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.

Devinder Garewal

Mr. Devinder Garewal

MBBS, BMedSci, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA

Matthan Mammen

Mr. Matthan Mammen

MS, FRACS (Orth)

Our Ethos


To provide the highest level of care to our patients


To educate and partner our patients in making decisions at every stage.


To ensure that our clinical practice is of the highest integrity and evidence-based.


To promote and provide teaching, research and innovation.

Our Locations

Melbourne Arm Clinic consists of world-class orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand surgery. We provide personalised treatments for all types of injuries and conditions. Contact us today to request an appointment.

Orthopaedic Condition Videos

Watch as Melbourne Arm Clinic’s Surgeons explains the different types of shoulder conditions and the most suitable treatment method. Learn about the surgical process and recovery steps for specific shoulder injuries.

Shoulder Stabilisation

Shoulder Arthritis

Rotator Cuff Repair

Subacromial Decompression & Bursectomy

Capsular Release Surgery

AC Joint Stabilisation

Latarjet Procedure

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