Adelaide Orthopaedics and Trauma Specialists aim to be the most dynamic, up to date, and educated group of orthopaedic surgeons in South Australia. All members are involved with teaching at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and/or Modbury hospital to registrars and fellows in aspects of trauma, arthroplasty, sports injury and general patient care. This month had an arthroplasty focus.
Recently, Dr Robert Baird was involved in teaching registrars in complex arthroplasty circumstances. This involved one on one teaching in the operating theatre, highlighting the issues related to revision surgery of the hip and knee. With his experience in primary arthroplasty overseas and complex revisions, he was well suited to the teaching session. An invited participant mentioned that “Dr Baird is a highly skilled surgeon who makes understanding complex revisions much easier”, in their written review.
Dr Robert Fassina is an expert in in knee revision. Recently he gave an education session to other specialist orthopaedic surgeons on: The role of distal femoral replacements in osteoporotic distal femoral fractures. This was well received, and highlighted the benefit to both registrars learning their skills, and fully qualified surgeons wanting to gain a more specific knowledge in these difficult circumstances. Dr Fassina runs regular teaching sessions to orthopaedic surgeons wanting to gain more skills.
Dr Chien-Wen Liew was the guest speaker at the recent MORE symposium on minimally invasive hip surgery, where he talked of his experiences in France, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, USA and Australia. Dr Liew discussed the roles and benefits of the direct anterior hip approach in primary and revision arthroplasty, and how they can benefit patients in the short and long term due to their lower rates of dislocation, and early recovery. He is speaking again on 13 Dec 13 regarding the direct anterior approach to a selected forum of general practitioners wanting more information on the cutting edge of hip arthroplasty.
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