MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANKYOU

Geelong orthopaedics wishes everyone a happy and safe christmas and new year. We are working hard to catch up after COVID and we would like to thank all our practice staff, patients and hospitals for supporting us in an unprecendented pandemic. We remind everyone to follow basic hygiene advice. Plea...

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Congratulations to Mr Ric Angliss and Prof Page.

The Australian Orthopaedic Association recently held the annual scientific meeting. In the Covid -19 pandemic this was online, and Victorians were given free online registration in recognition of our efforts in supressing the 2nd wave. Prof Page organised the conference in most difficult circumstanc...

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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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