Orthopaedics New England

LOCAL BRANCH

Tamworth

Business Summary
Dr Robert Sharp is the Orthopaedic Surgeon at Orthopaedics New England.
About Us

Orthopaedics New England in Tamworth was established by Dr Robert Sharp who has been practising medicine in the local area since 1996.

He is currently the only Australian Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon living in Tamworth & working in the North West Region.

As a rural based surgeon, Dr Sharp does not specialise in just one area of Orthopaedics & participates in the "No-Gap Scheme".

What We Do

As a rural based Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Rob Sharp doesn't specialist in one area. He can help you with: 

Shoulder Procedures

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

Elbow Procedures

  • Tennis Elbow Treatment

Hip Procedures

  • Total Hip Replacement

Hand/Wrist Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Tendon Repairs/Reconstruction
  • De Quervain's Release

Knee Procedures

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Combined Ligament Tears
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Foot and Ankle Procedures

  • Treatment of Bunions
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

  • Knee Arthritis
  • Chronic Tendon Injuries
  • Acute Sports Injuries
FAQs
What to bring to your first appointment?
Referral from your General Practitioner/Specialists X-rays/Imaging or other tests results Completed Patient Information Form. Patients will receive a reminder/confirmation letter prior to their appointment. If patients are attending for subsequent visits, your letter will stipulate whether or not a new referral will be required.
Duration of appointments?
Initial consultations will be 20 minutes with review consultations of 10 minutes or longer if required.
How do I pay?
Payment is required at the time of consultation by cash, cheque or Visa/MasterCard. If you have a card which is attached to either a cheque or savings account, your Medicare rebate can be claimed on your behalf at the time of consultation. Medicare will not rebate your consultation to a credit card.
Bulk billing?
Orthopaedics New England is not a bulking billing practice. DVA patients however will be bulk billed.
Parking?
There is off street parking at the rear of the practice.
Blood tests and X-rays prior to surgery?
If surgery is required and dependent on the surgery, you may be required to have blood tests and X-rays prior to your admission to hospital. Patients undergoing replacement joint surgery will be required to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic at Tamara Private Hospital. These Clinics are held on a Tuesday morning and your blood tests and X-rays will need to be undertaken prior to this Clinic.
Hospital admission?
If you require surgery: We will forward your completed Admission and Consent Forms to Tamara Private Hospital on your behalf. You will be required to complete the Patient Information Form for Tamara Private either using the form provided or by accessing Ramsay Health’s online admission form you will need to contact Tamara Private the afternoon prior to your surgery for an admission time and your fasting details.
At A Glance
Australian Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Participant in the "No-Gap Scheme"
10 Years’ Experience Practising in the Local Area
Off Street Parking at the Rear of Our Practice
Notable Achievements
{ "classification": "MEMBERSHIP", "description": "Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS)" }
{ "classification": "AFFILIATION", "description": "Fellow of the Australasian Orthopaedics Association (F.A.Ortho. A)" }
{ "classification": "MEMBERSHIP", "description": "American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons" }
Payment Methods
Cash
Cheque
EFTPOS
Visa
Mastercard