Adult (18+)
Orthopaedic Conditions

Hip arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common problem in adult hips. It has many causes including physical injury, infection, development in childhood, and normal wear and tear.

You may find being too active makes the pain worse. This can be relieved with rest. As the arthritis progresses, you may feel pain at night and despite resting. The pain is often felt in the groin and can travel to the inside thigh, knee, buttock, and frequently affects both hips.

I will discuss with you the best way to manage the condition that’s most suitable for you. We will consider losing weight, rest and exercise; when to rest, how to deal with pain and physical therapy.

When the pain of severe arthritis is no longer responding to these treatments, surgery is an excellent option.

Knee arthritis

The knee is the largest joint in your body and is made from three bones, the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (kneecap). The cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones gets worn down in arthritis.

When we meet we will discuss the best ways to treat your condition. There are many non-surgical options such as losing weight, exercise, knee braces, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medicines that help reduce the swelling and pain in your knee.

If the knee pain persists after these treatments, it’s time to think about knee joint replacement. If part of your knee is damaged I will consider replacing part of your knee. If all three bones have deteriorated I prefer to totally replace the knee.

More precise surgery for hip and knee surgery

No joint is the same, so the more accurate the information I have of your joint’s condition the better the outcome will be. If you decide to go ahead with surgery I will arrange for you to have a CT scan. This will give me a far more precise 3D picture of the condition of your bones and tissues than an X-ray and allows me to calculate, before surgery begins, the most appropriate size and precise alignment of your implant.

The data that we have assembled feeds into a MAKO robotic arm. During surgery I guide the arm when removing the arthritic bone and cartilage, protecting the healthy bone, and aligning the implant with a degree of precision impossible until recently.

Trauma and Accidents

Traumatic injuries usually involve broken bones, and may include injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons. They are often caused by accidents and require immediate medical attention.

Your injuries may not be life-threatening but they may well be life altering.

I will treat your broken (fractured) bones and realign your joints to get them to mend and work as quickly as possible.

With the assistance of rehabilitation specialists, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists or psychologists, we will be available to help you at every stage of your recovery.

Complex Transitional Orthopaedic Care

The transition from child to adult can be difficult at the best of times, but can be even more difficult when the person has multiple physical, mental or intellectual health problems.

With orthopedic expertise in every stage of life, I can give you continuity of care – from baby to child to adolescent to adulthood.

All the other Adult conditions Dr Loh treats


  • Fractures: surgical and non-surgical management of upper and lower limb fractures

Hip conditions

  • Hip arthritis management
  • Hip fracture management
  • Revision surgery for hip replacement problems
  • Hip joint preservation surgery
  • Management of adults with ongoing problems from Developmental Dysplasia of the hip
  • Management of adults with ongoing problems from Perthes Disease
  • Management of adults with ongoing problems from Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyses

Knee conditions

  • Knee arthritis management
  • Patello-femoral arthritis
  • Patella Instability

Sports Knee conditions

  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscal injuries

Foot and Ankle conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Tarsal coalition (fused bones)
  • Pes planovalgus (flat feet)
  • Cavovarus feet (high arches)