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Problem-solving Specialists at The Bone and Eye Clinic Will Get You Back on Your Feet

by Stephanie Koathes Feb 27, 2019

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Dr Phillip Waite, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Bone and Eye Clinic, started his professional life as an electrical engineer. Eventually, the gregarious doctor decided to dedicate his time and energy to solving people’s painful orthopaedic problems.

“I didn’t know what I was going to do in life. I was good at the sciences, and I was good at math, so naturally, it was either medicine or engineering,” said Waite.

He decided to delve into the world of engineering but became frustrated at limitations he encountered in the field in Jamaica.

“I had to make a decision as to what I was going to do in the future. So it was either medicine, actuarial science, or business,” Waite shared.

His love of working with people and the desire to help solve their problems led him down the road to medicine and the founding of the Bone and Eye Clinic.

“My thing is people. I like people and helping people, and I don’t like when people have problems,” explained the doctor.

“This is a natural field for me. I’m problem-solver, my real destiny is to solve problems. Whether medical problems or engineering problems, I’m here to solve problems.”

The Bone and Eye Clinic is here to solve problems. The clinic is a private practice providing specialist care to orthopaedic and eye patients.

Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine dealing with the treatment, correction, and prevention of disorders and deformities of the bones and related tissues such as ligaments and tendons.

For those suffering from problems with joints, muscles, nerves to the limbs, feet and hands, the Bone and Eye Clinic’s in-house specialist can help to solve those issues and bring relief.

The clinic also deals with cosmetic deformities of the feet and knees, such as bowlegs and knock-knees, especially in children, as well as broken or fractured bones.

The Bone and Eye Clinic manages geriatric patient injuries and conditions such as arthritis. Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation and pain in joints and is often a concern for geriatric patients. Treatment can involve pain medication and exercise programmes, but there are also surgical management options available.

Joint pain and other issues don’t only happen to older people. If you’re physically active, you could find yourself nursing injuries. The Bone and Eye Clinic is there to help you too. Other treatment offerings include fixing ACLs, meniscal tears, and repairing ruptured Achilles tendons.

“We can treat them, rehabilitate them, and if necessary we can operate on them,” said Waite.

Surgery can be done in-house, and major surgeries are generally performed at the hospital, typically Medical Associates or Andrew’s Memorial Hospital. Patients are usually home the same day. The clinic also takes care of minor procedures like carpal tunnel and trigger finger.

With or without surgery, the in-house physiotherapist offers rehabilitation to patients to manage pain and get them back to a pain-free life as soon as possible.

Looking after your eyes is just as important as looking after your bones and joints, and the Bone and Eye Clinic has you covered.

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Their in-house ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats eye diseases, including surgical management of common conditions such as cataracts, pterygium, and glaucoma.

It can be scary to deal with bone and joint issues, and many people are afraid of visiting the eye doctor, but at the Bone and Eye Clinic, the environment is calm, warm, and friendly so you can feel at ease.