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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WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING DURING THE PANDEMIC

Here at Geelong Orthopaedics our commitment to patient care has been ongoing. We have been attending emergency surgeries , and keeping in touch with patients by instituting telehealth and spreading apart our appointment times. We would like to share some of our specific unit contributions during thi...

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GRADUAL RETURN TO ELECTIVE SURGERY

We have been given permission to return to limited elective surgery. We are trying to treat our most urgent patients, but balance our use of resources :  hospital beds, ventilators and protective equipment (PPE). Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we are very conscious of the possibilities of COVID ̶...

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Bone School Education via zoom

Prof Page and Mr Kevin Eng held a bone school lecture series to all orthopaedic trainees over Zoom april 24. The topic was shoulder instability. We had trainees log into our zoom talk from every state, and we had 4 lectures and several cases to learn from in what can be a common, but challenging [&h...

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID19) is a concern for us all. Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we are still working and caring for patients. We are happy to receive referrals. We are currently about to commence lockdown again for a minimum of 5 days. We are awaiting information from the department of health regarding ...

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REGISTRAR TRAINING DAY IN HAND SURGERY MARCH 10

Mr Kevin Eng helped organised the biannual Australian Hand Surgery Society registrar education day with Prof Eugene Ek, and Mr Anthony Berger. Many fantastic, generous, local , interstate and international speakers volunteered their time including Prof Don Lalonde from Toronto teaching about wide aw...

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COMBINED HAND SURGERY SOCIETY MEETING

Prof Page and Kevin eng have both presented at the combined meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of hand surgery societies and the Australian hand surgery society. Richard presented on distal radius fractures and finger PIP injuries which are common. Kevin Eng also presented research about distal ...

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