Audit of fractured hip data

On Monday oct 5 our orthopaedic group participated in a zoom audit and review of our latest fractured hip data from Geelong Hospital. These are common fractures affecting elderly patients mostly with bone fragility and medical comorbidities. We collect much data for our fractured hip registry, ensur...

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Complex shoulder instability webinar

On Sep 23 Prof Page and Mr Eng joined colleague Prof Greg Hoy in a webinar lecture aimed at high level shoulder instability education. Complex cases were presented and discussed, including anterior instability with bone loss, multidirectional instability in patients with genetic hyperlaxity, and rec...

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Elective Surgery Recommencing Sep 17 at 75%

We are pleased to pass on the news that the DHHS has given us permission to proceed with elective surgery in regional areas. This allows us to start orthopaedic surgery , and we look forward to caring for our patients again. However, we amust keep in mind the public health aspects of the pandemic ar...

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Elective surgery yet to recommence

Victoria has released a roadmap to leaving lockdown. It is based on scientific modelling, and we are grateful to those public health experts doing their best in difficult times. We are yet to be notified about a return to elective surgery. Please note, even with a return there may be restrictions or...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY CANCELLED IN 2ND LOCKDOWN

We have recently received instruction that non urgent elective surgery is to cease within a week consistent with stage 3 lockdowns for Geelong. Whilst we are still obtaining details about what can continue and where, non urgent surgery is to cease within a week. This is to protect patients, staff an...

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Wearing masks clearly reduces droplet spread

On Victorias worst day of the pandemic with more than 500 new cases, we note a new study has been published in the BMJ thorax scientific journal. It found wearing a mask when speaking, sneezing or coughing significantly reduced droplet spread into the air. They used an LED light and high speed camer...

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COVID 19 2ND WAVE – FOLLOW HEALTH ADVICE

Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we have been watching the rising numbers of community acquired COVID 19 cases with deep concern. Surgery in Melbourne has been cut back and they can no longer do category 3 surgery (https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorian-hospitals-ready-to-fight-coronavirus) . This oft...

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Journal Club via zoom

Here at Geelong Orthopaedics our commitment to education continues with the aid of technology during the pandemic. On Monday the 13th June we had a journal club meeting via zoom hosted by Mr Kevin Eng. 5 Papers were discussed: Long-Term Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Transfer for the Treatment of Irre...

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