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.
- Diagnostic Arthroscopy
- Articular Cartilage Reconstruction
- Knee Ligament Reconstruction
- Patellofemoral Reconstruction
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Complex Knee Reconstruction.
- Hip Joint Replacement
- Ankle Arthroscopy & Stabilisation
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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