ACL injury, treatment & reconstruction

Knee Arthritis & Knee Replacement

Dr Hutchinson has a special interest in the treatment of knee arthritis and performs a high volume of knee replacement surgery using 3D patient-specific technology. Dr Hutchinson provides surgical care to some of the best athletes in Australia & Adelaide, including professionals in the AFL, AFLW, SANFL, NBL and Superleague Netball. He offers the same very high level of care to everyday patients who are suffering from knee arthritis. He is passionate about helping his patients, of all ages, return to the best possible function and quality of life.

All educational videos below have been created for you by Dr Hutchinson. They will provide you with up-to-date information about knee arthritis and knee replacement surgery. The ‘Everything you need to know’ video is comprehensive and covers all aspects of knee arthritis and knee replacement surgery. Below this are smaller, bite-sized, videos that focus on a particular topic. Written education (in PDF format) is also available to download.

Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement Video Content

Knee Replacement – Everything you need to know

There are many misconceptions about what a ‘knee replacement’ actually is. What happens during the surgery? How long will a knee replacement last? Do I need a knee replacement?

How does arthritis affect the knee joint?

How does the knee work? What causes knee arthritis? Why is arthritis so painful? Find out in this educational video.

What is a knee replacement?

Does a knee replacement actually replace your entire joint? You might be surprised by the answer… Find out everything you need to know in this educational video.

What happens during knee replacement surgery?

Ever wondered what actually happens during a knee replacement operation? Find out everything you need to know in this educational video.

Early recovery from knee replacement

What are the first few days in hospital like after undergoing knee replacement surgery? Find out everything you need to know in this educational video.

Does technology improve knee replacement surgery?

The Australian National Joint Replacement Registry (ANJRR) has tracked the performance of more than 1 million joint replacements over the past 20 years.

What are the different options for knee replacement?

There are many different options for how a surgeon can replaced your knee joint; robotic surgery; computer navigated surgery, 3D patient-specific technology and traditional knee replacement methods are all options.

Do I need a knee replacement?

Not every patient with knee arthritis needs to have a knee replacement, but some patients will enjoy a greatly improved quality of life after undergoing knee replacement surgery.

How long will my knee replacement last?

There are many misconceptions about how long a knee replacement lasts. Discover the real facts in this educational video.

3D patient-specific knee replacement

3D patient-specific knee replacement is a technology used to accurately match the unique anatomy of a patient’s knee with their knee replacement prosthesis.

Recovery from knee replacement surgery

One of the most misunderstood facts about knee replacement is how long it takes to recover from surgery. Find out everything you need to know in this educational video.

What are the risks of knee replacement?

The high majority of knee replacement patients will enjoy a complication free recovery. However, every patient considering knee replacement surgery needs to be aware of the potential risks of surgery.

Does arthroscopy help arthritic knees?

Not all patients will benefit from key-hole knee surgery (knee arthroscopy) to trim ‘loose cartilage’ within their knee joint. However, some patients will have significant benefit.

Knee Replacement Surgeon Adelaide – Dr Matthew Hutchinson

Dr Hutchinson completed his medical degree at The University of Adelaide, and his orthopaedic surgery training at various hospitals in South Australia. He has also worked and trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals and universities in the world, during his clinical fellowships and advanced training in North America and Europe.

Dr Matthew Hutchinson now consults out of Sportsmed Adelaide (Stepney), Goolwa and Mildura.

Surgeon Dr Matthew Hutchinson seeing a patient about a total knee replacement.

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