NEW ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON STARTING Dr LIAM HALLIDAY

We would like to welcome our new orthopedic surgeon Dr Liam Halliday. He has combined experience in paediatric surgery, hip and knee arthroplasty and trauma. He was trained in in Melbourne then went on to have specialised training in hip preservation in Melbourne then paediatric orthopaedics in New ...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY 50% DAY CASES ONLY

The department of health anounced on friday that private surgeons can do 50% of their lists, with day cases only so patients do not take up hospital beds. It is good to see some surgery recommencing. We have no directions on what may be possible in the coming weeks but we will be in contact [&hellip...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY RECOMMENCING SOON

We have heard today that the department of health and the hospitals are planning a return to elective surgery. This will likely occur sometime in the next 2 weeks but exactly when and at what level of activity remains unclear. However, these are hopeful “noises” and we will endeavour to ...

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PROF PAGE AND Mr ENG CONTRIBUTE TO NEW ORTHOPAEDIC TEXT BOOK

Congratulations to Prof Page who along with Mr Eng has had several chapters on arthroscopy published in a new book called “Arthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Elbow Wrist and Hand”. They include chapters on elbow and wrist arthroscopy. Many prominent Australian surgeons contributed as well,...

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GEELONG ORTHOPAEDICS SHOULDER SURGEONS PUBLISH REGISTRY ANNUAL REPORT

Shoulder surgeons Prof Page, Kevin Eng and Graeme Brown are proud to have the first report of our shoulder surgery registry. We have been tracking our patient reported outcomes over time and surgery details to measure the effects of our surgery for rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability. We are...

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ONE OF OUR PREVIOUS TRAINEES SUMS IT UP!

Dr Stewart Morrison who was one of Geelong’s orthopaedic surgery trainees (and is now a reconstructive orthopaedic surgeon) summed up the orthopaedic communities frustration; We have gone from flattening the curve to maintain essential medical services, to looking after nightclubs and tennis p...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY CEASING

We have just received notification from Barwon Health, SJOG and epworth that all elective surgery is ceasing as of tomorrow jan 6 . Only cat 1 surgery is allowed. It is expected to last at least 4 weeks. This crisis is expected to escalate and we will do out best to keep you informed.

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BOOSTERS REDUCE RISK OF COVID DEATH BY 90%

With COVID spreading likely wildfire and our ambulances, hospitals and testing and tracing systems overwhelmed due to pathetic planning the role of vaccination becomes even more critical. A new study from Israel points to significant benefits of boosters, reducing risk of death from covid by up to 9...

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