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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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. At the moment elective surgery is continuing but is urgents only as of oct 14 (cat 1, 2) . Currently a negative covid test is required 3 days p...

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