Orthopaedic Clinic - Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service (OAHKS)

This is a service running in 14 health care networks in Victoria. This service started in late 2008 at Eastern Health. Patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis that are referred to the Eastern Health orthopaedics departments (Box Hill Hospital or Maroondah Hospital) are triaged to attend the OAHKS clinic.

This is a service running for patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis that are referred to the Eastern Health orthopaedic departments (Box Hill Hospital or Maroondah Hospital). Patients are triaged to attend the OAHKS clinic by the orthopaedic registrars.

Patients are comprehensively assessed by a musculoskeletal coordinator (experienced physiotherapist) and they administer the hip and knee questionnaire known as the MAPT (Multi Attribute Prioritisation Tool).

The coordinator utilises both the clinical assessment and the MAPT to determine the most appropriate pathway in collaboration with the client. This may involve referral to see the orthopaedic surgeon, or monitoring and reassessment by OAHKS with referral to various allied health professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

Patients referred to the Eastern Health orthopaedic outpatients for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.

It is recommended the patient has a recent weight-bearing X-ray. It is preferred that the X-rays have been taken in one of the following Eastern Health Sites (Angliss, Box Hill, Maroondah or Healesville Hospital). This makes the X-rays available to us to view electronically for appropriate triage.

Please ensure that any relevant test results, past medical history and a list of current medications accompany the referral.

 

Cost

Public clinic

 

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Outpatients Department, Nelson Road, Box Hill, Vic 3128

Contact

P: 9895 3353 or  9895 3352 F: 9895 4852

Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 1.30pm to 5pm

Car Parking
Parking is limited by Whitehorse City Council to 2 hour meter parking on street.
Public Transport

Train to Box Hill Station

Bus service to hospital