Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program
Eligibility: Patients on the waiting list for elective total hip or knee replacement. Referrals from Rheumatologists, General Practitioners and Orthopaedic Surgeons for conservative management also accepted.
Multidisciplinary Team includes: Rheumatologist, Physiotherapist, Dietitian and Clinical Psychologist.
Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Program
Our service aims to provide a comprehensive assessment to identify, assess and treat people over 50 years of age who have sustained a minimal trauma fracture.
Our multidisciplinary team includes a Rheumatologist, Fracture Liaison Coordinator, Dietitian, Physiotherapist and Clinical Psychologist.
We also perform Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) which is the gold standard for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. This safe and painless technique is often referred to as bone densitometry.
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) DXA Scans
A valid GP referral is required.
All Medicare card-holders who are eligible for a bone density scan will be bulk-billed.
Your referring doctor should be able to inform you if you fulfil Medicare criteria for a scan. We will check your eligibility at your appointment.
Fees may apply in cases where scans are requested outside the medicare criteria. Please call us if you are unsure.
CLINIC CONTACT DETAILS:
The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Centre
Ground Floor, Shops 1-3, 502-518 Canterbury Road, Campsie NSW 2194
AOC is located opposite Canterbury hospital at Cnr of Charlotte St and Canterbury Rd.
Phone: (02) 9562 5699
Fax: (02) 9562 5683
Referrals can be sent via email or fax.
Days of operation: Mon-Fri, 08:30am - 16:00pm