Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)- General

What are your business hours?

ANS: Our offices are open 0900 to 1700., Monday through Friday (except holidays). 

Where and when do your clinics operate?

ANS: We are open Monday to Friday (except holidays) between 0900 to 1700.
Dr. Flint's practice locations are:

East Care Specialist Centre White Cross St Lukes

260 Botany Rd,

Tel: 09 2771540
Fax: 09 2771515

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52 St Lukes Rd,
St Lukes.

Tel: 09 8153111
Fax: 09 8451310

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The Orthopaedic Clinic
Mercy Specialist Centre,
100 Mountain Rd Epsom,

Tel: 09 6300214
Fax: 09 6303981

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What is osteoarthritis?

ANS: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and swelling is called inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

ANS: Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to maximise your recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.


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