Robotic hip surgery for the first time in Geelong

Dr Michael Galvin has performed the First Robotic Assisted total Hip replacement in Geelong. In February Dr Galvin performed the robotic assisted hip replacement at the Epworth hospital. The robotic technology allows for highly accurate surgical planning and positioning of the implants. This service...

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COVID ON THE RISE – GET VACCINATED

We note with interest the rise in Victorian hospitalisations of COVID, and the announcement of an elective surgery surge, the 2 of which are not compatible. Our ability to provide a service is still stretched. The reality is that our hospitalisations have risen from a low of 175 patients with COVID ...

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PROF PAGE AND DR ENG PRESENT RESEARCH AT THE SHOULDER AND ELBOW SOCIETY MEETING

Both Prof Page and Dr Eng provided research papers to the 2022 shoulder and elbow society of Australia scientific meeting in Sydney, delayed for 12months due to covid. It was exciting to have robust scientific discussion about many shoulder and elbow controversies. Prof Page presented several joint ...

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Kevin Eng teaching shoulder lab

On Sunday March 6th Kevin Eng was involved in teaching shoulder surgery at the Vasculab in Melbourne University. 6 surgeons were present and human shoulders were made available to practice arthroscopic techniques of rotator cuff repair. Techniques such as knot tying, passing, anchor placement, and o...

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PRIVATE ELECTIVE SURGERY NEARLY BACK TO NORMAL

We are now allowed to utilise 100% of our lists in private and public. A welcome change as hospitalisations from COVID 19 fall. 25% of the private hospital lists still have to be given to the public hospital however, and we are all sharing the occasional cancellation of our private lists to allow pu...

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Harnessing mRNA vaccine tech to heal bones.

During the COVID pandemic messenger RNA vaccines have saved millions of lives . We at Geelong Orthopaedics have gratefully received our Pfizer mRNA vaccine boosters in the last few months. We are excited about the potential for mRNA technology to treat many conditions beyond COVID. Research at the M...

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VACCINATION REMAINS CRITICAL AS FUTURE WAVES ARE LIKELY

Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we many patients who have suffered delays due to COVID outbreaks. These have mostly been due to unvaccinated patients filling hospitals. We note a recent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency paper from the UK ;VIRAL EVOLUTION SCENARIOS that proposes future scenarios f...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY INCREASING TO 75%

We have been notified that we can increase to 75% of elective capacity in private hospitals (SJOG and epworth) from Monday 21st of February in line with Melbourne hospitals. It should be noted all other regional hospitals are allowed to operate at 100%. We hope Geelong is included in this 100% soon ...

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