Queensland Limb Reconstruction Clinic

Limb Reconstruction Surgery

Paediatric Orthopaedics

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Adult Knee

The QLRC has been established with the intention of providing an Orthopaedic Service that is able to treat both adults and children for a range of orthopaedic problems from Paediatric Sports Injury to Adult Limb Reconstruction surgery. Our aim is to assist our patients in achieving their best possible function and quality of life.

We appreciate that contemplating surgery for yourself or for your child can be an intimidating prospect. We pride ourselves on delivering a service that provides a thorough assessment of your condition as well as the most up to date and evidence based treatment options. It is our aim to communicate this with you so that you have an appreciation of your diagnosis with clear explanation of your treatment options and management plan.

Our ultimate priority will always be the best possible standard of care for you or your child. Please feel free to browse our website and please send us an email if you have any questions.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Patients, Families and Friends…

As we slowly start returning our lives to normal and we see relaxation  of the regulations that have limited our activity and sporting interests,  we urge you to return to sport safely and with the risk of overuse injury in mind. The injury rate following CV-19 has been significantly higher in many professional sporting teams and we are keen to ensure that this is not reflected in our younger athletes who are going to return to high level sport following 8 weeks of minimal activity.  Dr Maine and Physiotherapist Mr David Peirce recently held a webinar on managing our return to sport. If you are interested in understanding more about this then please feel free to view it in our facebook feed below. 

You will now be aware that the government has advised that elective surgery can be performed. We are still limited in many ways by social distancing guidelines and ask that you please be patient and as flexible as possible as we try to negotiate theatre spots as efficiently and quickly as we can. We can assure you that we will not be compromising the care of any patient. We are still offering telehealth consults for appointments that do not have to be attended in person. 

We encourage our current patients to contact our rooms for phone and online consults if they have any queries or concerns.

Are you worried about the shape of your child’s legs or feet???

The Alignment Screening in Kids clinic (ASK) is a service run by Paediatric Physiotherapist Alana Jessop in conjunction with Dr Maine. Alana has an extensive background in managing children with bow legs, knock knees, intoeing and gait abnormalities. She has treated children prior, during and following correction of these problems when it has been necessary. She has also got extensive experience managing children who do not require surgery.

It is very rare for a child under the age of 7 to need surgery to correct alignment issues and it can be difficult to get an appointment with a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon if you are concerned about your child. The ASK clinic enables you to quickly access Alana’s experience about your child’s legs. You will be able to get an informed opinion as well as management strategies to help with the problem. If there is an ongoing issue, Alana is easily able to refer you to Dr Maine for a surgical opinion should it be necessary.

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We also are very happy to accept wine and chocolates...

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QLRC are back from the Christmas and New Year break.
We hope you had a lovely time with loved ones 🥰

Just a REMINDER for anyone attending appointments within the next 10 days, you are required to wear a mask to your appointment.

www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

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QLRC are back from the Christmas and New Year break. 
We hope you had a lovely time with loved ones 🥰

Just a REMINDER for anyone attending appointments within the next 10 days, you are required to wear a mask to your appointment. 

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

We thank you for you support during this time.

The Train Bed

As part of an upcoming initiative for 2021 we have decided to email through some Paediatric Orthopaedic Pearls that relate to our patients and their management. We hope they relate to your practice – if you have any questions then please feel free to email us!

1) Perioperative Childhood Anxiety
This is something we see and manage frequently and is highly variable across our patients. Some kids sail through the surgical process and others make The Exorcist look like a holiday in the Maldives.

If you have a child that you think may require an operation you can help make the process much smoother by setting expectations for both the child (and parent) early on. Helping the family understand the simple process of being admitted to hospital can be useful. As the first point of contact with a medical practitioner it is amazing how you can influence a child’s experience positively and negatively. Please don’t subject a child to any unnecessary procedures – we are happy treating ingrown toe nails in theatre and the risk of an anaesthetic is minimal if the child is otherwise well!

For parents…. We get it.
Being a guilt ridden working mum with a dire need for sleep, this was my solution to conquering a train obsessed 2 yr old’s anxiety of moving into a big boys room. It was time consuming but very rewarding and hey, it worked… Now while I don’t recommend the construction of a faux theatre suite in your lounge to try and familiarise your child with the idea of surgery, I do have a few helpful hints that from experience seem to get the anxious kids through.
1. Try to understand the process of surgery. Admission to hospital, lots of waiting, no food or drink, getting changed into a gown and getting wheeled to theatre on a special train 😉 Both the hospitals I work at provide a stuffed toy to accompany the child for their stay and we are happy to accessorise it with bandages if desired. The method of going to sleep is best discussed with your Anaesthetist who should call you a day or two before surgery to talk about your options. Many kids, especially the ASD and Asperger bubs need to know details of what will happen when they attend hospital and can get fixated on a specific element of the deal. You will know your child better than any of us - tell them as much or as little as you feel they need to know.
2. Kids feed off the emotion of their parents and while I have escorted a handful of mums out of the theatre smiling, I promise you that most of us completely decompensate when faced with our bubs vulnerable and distressed on a theatre table. We cry and we should - because that what love does. If you can hold back the tears and pretend the process is normal and expected, until the gas has worked, then sometimes your child will follow suit.
3. Distraction, distraction and more distraction… Be prepared with anything. Phones, iPads anything goes - apart from food... Noise cancelling headphones are great if you want to minimise the impact of the beeping hospital environment on your child.
4. Don’t be afraid to request a premed. And one for the kid too... Paediatric Anaesthetist’s will be happy to oblige and no one knows more about giving children drugs than they do.
Finally, if you have a negative experience, then we want to know about it. We are passionate about making every child and parent feel secure and confident that they are receiving the best possible care available.
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The Train Bed

As part of an upcoming initiative for 2021 we have decided to email through some Paediatric Orthopaedic Pearls that relate to our patients and their management. We hope they relate to your practice – if you have any questions then please feel free to email us!

1) Perioperative Childhood Anxiety
This is something we see and manage frequently and is highly variable across our patients. Some kids sail through the surgical process and others make The Exorcist look like a holiday in the Maldives. 

If you have a child that you think may require an operation you can help make the process much smoother by setting expectations for both the child (and parent) early on. Helping the family understand the simple process of being admitted to hospital can be useful. As the first point of contact with a medical practitioner it is amazing how you can influence a child’s experience positively and negatively. Please don’t subject a child to any unnecessary procedures – we are happy treating ingrown toe nails in theatre and the risk of an anaesthetic is minimal if the child is otherwise well!

For parents…. We get it. 
Being a guilt ridden working mum with a dire need for sleep, this was my solution to conquering a train obsessed 2 yr old’s anxiety of moving into a big boys room. It was time consuming but very rewarding and hey, it worked… Now while I don’t recommend the construction of a faux theatre suite in your lounge to try and familiarise your child with the idea of surgery, I do have a few helpful hints that from experience seem to get the anxious kids through. 
1. Try to understand the process of surgery. Admission to hospital, lots of waiting, no food or drink, getting changed into a gown and getting wheeled to theatre on a special train ;) Both the hospitals I work at provide a stuffed toy to accompany the child for their stay and we are happy to accessorise it with bandages if desired. The method of going to sleep is best discussed with your Anaesthetist who should call you a day or two before surgery to talk about your options. Many kids, especially the ASD and Asperger bubs need to know details of what will happen when they attend hospital and can get fixated on a specific element of the deal. You will know your child better than any of us - tell them as much or as little as you feel they need to know. 
2. Kids feed off the emotion of their parents and while I have escorted a handful of mums out of the theatre smiling, I promise you that most of us completely decompensate when faced with our bubs vulnerable and distressed on a theatre table. We cry and we should - because that what love does. If you can hold back the tears and pretend the process is normal and expected, until the gas has worked, then sometimes your child will follow suit.
3. Distraction, distraction and more distraction… Be prepared with anything. Phones, iPads anything goes - apart from food... Noise cancelling headphones are great if you want to minimise the impact of the beeping hospital environment on your child.
4. Don’t be afraid to request a premed. And one for the kid too... Paediatric Anaesthetist’s will be happy to oblige and no one knows more about giving children drugs than they do. 
Finally, if you have a negative experience, then we want to know about it. We are passionate about making every child and parent feel secure and confident that they are receiving the best possible care available.

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Sheanna Maine that is gold.........music to a Paediatric Anaesthetist’s ears.......your insight and high emotional intelligence as a Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon is a credit to you!! Are you ok if I share this page?

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Phone: (07) 3177 2779
Fax: (07) 3188 7649
Email: reception@maineorthopaedics.com.au