VACCINATION REMAINS CRITICAL AS FUTURE WAVES ARE LIKELY

Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we many patients who have suffered delays due to COVID outbreaks. These have mostly been due to unvaccinated patients filling hospitals. We note a recent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency paper from the UK ;VIRAL EVOLUTION SCENARIOS that proposes future scenarios f...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY INCREASING TO 75%

We have been notified that we can increase to 75% of elective capacity in private hospitals (SJOG and epworth) from Monday 21st of February in line with Melbourne hospitals. It should be noted all other regional hospitals are allowed to operate at 100%. We hope Geelong is included in this 100% soon ...

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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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