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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ELECTIVE SURGERY CEASING

We have just received notification from Barwon Health, SJOG and epworth that all elective surgery is ceasing as of tomorrow jan 6 . Only cat 1 surgery is allowed. It is expected to last at least 4 weeks. This crisis is expected to escalate and we will do out best to keep you informed.

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BOOSTERS REDUCE RISK OF COVID DEATH BY 90%

With COVID spreading likely wildfire and our ambulances, hospitals and testing and tracing systems overwhelmed due to pathetic planning the role of vaccination becomes even more critical. A new study from Israel points to significant benefits of boosters, reducing risk of death from covid by up to 9...

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LIKELY UPCOMING LIMITATIONS IN ELECTIVE SURGERY

It is with disappointment that we would like to flag likely upcoming surgery restrictions again. As case numbers explode, and epidemiological controls are ignored leading to no attempts to “flatten the curve” , Barwon Health is forced to clear wards out in preparation for a massive influ...

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ORTHOPAEDIC PATIENTS – “INDIRECT VICTIMS OF THE PANDEMIC”

This article appeared in the Washington Post. It highlights how COVID patients over running the hospital system has displaced other patients who need care. Unfortunately this is what has happened in Geelong when we were forced to care for a large percentage of unvaccinated COVID patients from Melbou...

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POLITICS AND PANDEMICS DON’T CHANGE!

As COVID continues to challenge us in 2022 here is a fascinating story from The Conversation USA about the intersection of politics, society and pandemics in the 1918 influenza pandemic. It describes some of the reactions to public health orders such as: “Theater and dance hall owners complain...

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MERRY XMAS FROM GEELONG ORTHOPAEDICS

We wish all our staff, hospitals and patients a wonderful and safe christmas and happy new year. We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding in what has been another COVID crazy year! COVID of course is a virus and has no respect for human calenders, and we are expecting more...

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