COVID AFFECTING THE OFFICES AT GEELONG ORTHOPAEDICS

Currently we are experiencing a significant wave of covid cases in Victoria (see graph below). Surgeons and staff have been affected in our offices too and as such appointments may have to change or we may not be able to respond to enquiries as soon as we would like due to shortages or illness. We [...

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COVID VACCINATION BOOSTER REDUCES LONG COVID RISK TOO

Another great reason to get your booster. With Covid 19 spreading like wildfire and causing cancellations to surgery (Dr Eng just had his Friday list canceled) due a lack to available staff a new study has confirmed that Covid boosters (3rd and 4th doses) reduces your risk of Covid and the persisten...

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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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