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Ben Jeffcote

Ben Jeffcote Surgeon

BEN JEFFCOTE

Ben Jeffcote is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who was born in the UK and studied medicine both in the UK and here in Australia. He entered the Orthopaedic Training Program in Western Australia in 2003. During training he completed an AOA research fellowship in biomechanics of the knee. After completing training he engaged in post fellowship specialisation in knee and lower limb surgery in Bristol (UK).

He has been in private practice at since 2009 and has chaired the Orthopaedic Surgery Craft Group at St John of God Hospital, Murdoch, since 2014. He will also commence operating and consulting at Hollywood Hospital in September 2017.

Ben is a Fellow and WA Scientific Convenor of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has undertaken research projects on knee replacement biomechanics, knee ligament balance and patellofemoral kinematics. He has published twelve research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and has presented at multiple state, national and international scientific meetings. His current research interests include Navio techniques in knee cartilage reconstruction; Outcomes of arthroscopic meniscal surgery; and Impact of robotic assistance on partial knee arthroplasty.

Ben’s Professional Affiliations are:

Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Sports Medicine Australia

Australian Medical Association

European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy

Affiliations - Ben Jeffcote
Affiliations - Ben Jeffcote

Consulting Rooms

MURDOCH


Wexford Medical Centre
Suite 13
3 Barry Marshall Pde, Murdoch, WA 6150
Phone 08 9489 8766
Fax 08 9489 8767

HOLLYWOOD


Hollywood Medical Centre
Suite 22
85 Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009
Phone 08 9489 8766
Fax: 08 9489 8767

SUBIACO


St John of God Medical Clinic
Suite 213
25 McCourt St, Subiaco  6008
Phone 08 9489 8766
Fax: 08 9489 8767

Operating Theatres

MURDOCH


St John of God Hospital
100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150
Phone 08 9366 1111

HOLLYWOOD


Hollywood Private Hospital
Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009
Phone 08 9346 6000

SUBIACO


St John of God Hospital
12 Salvado Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone 08 9382 6111

Procedures

KNEE

  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Complex Knee Reconstruction.

Articles


ARTICULAR CARTILAGE

Articular cartilage is a vital structure in any joint. It is comprised of layers of “matrix” a tough, smooth and flexible substance which is maintained by cells called chondrocytes which live in the matrix. The superficial layer of the cartilage is incredibly smooth, the deep layers are anchored to the underlying bone. This combination allows bones to slide and rotate against each other, allowing the joint to move. The articular cartilage can be damaged in injuries, it can also deteriorate (degenerate) over time. Damage to the articular cartilage is the key issue in the development of osteo-arthritis. As the joint surface becomes split or broken the ability of the joint to glide and flex slowly deteriorates.

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