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Frontiers in orthopaedic surgery

13 July, 2020

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr John O'Donnell recently performed his 10,000th hip arthroscopy procedure — a reported world first for any surgeon performing this procedure.

Tech highlights lung tumours for better removal

02 April, 2020

A groundbreaking technology that enhances lung cancer tissue is providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than ever before.

Private hospitals to help with public surgery caseloads

17 March, 2020

APHA has announced that the nation's private hospitals are ready and willing to alleviate pressure on the public hospitals by taking on some of the elective surgery caseload.

Millions to benefit from medical device price cuts

04 February, 2020

From false eyes to pacemakers — millions of Australians with private health insurance will benefit from price cuts to thousands of medical technologies.

Advantech PAX-332 medical-grade surgical monitor

01 January, 2020

The PAX-332 is a 32″ widescreen medical-grade surgical monitor aimed at ensuring operating precision. Delivering medical images of optimal quality, it supports full HD and UHD resolution.

Sydney hospital celebrates 200+ robotic surgeries

13 December, 2019

More than 200 robotic procedures have been performed at Prince of Wales Private Hospital since the launch of its multidisciplinary robotics program in October 2018.

Novel technique for reducing back pain

07 November, 2019

Neurosurgeon Dr Marc Coughlan has introduced a minimally invasive endoscopic radiofrequency denervation for the treatment of back pain.

The challenge of treating scars

01 November, 2019

With a range of different scar types and a variety of repair methods available, the treatment of scarring remains a challenge.

Fertility-sparing surgery safe for those with early ovarian cancer

16 September, 2019

Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment.

Brain surgery via the wrist

29 July, 2019

Researchers have demonstrated that transradial surgery, done via the wrist, is safe and effective for a broad range of neuroendovascular procedures.

Surgeons restore arm function in paralysed patients

05 July, 2019

Australian surgeons have restored the hand function of 13 young adults who had paralysis due to nerve damage.

Australia tops world for avoidable sports injuries

26 April, 2018

Despite being largely preventable, Australia has the world's worst rate of ACL injuries and reconstructions.

Winners are grinners

09 April, 2018

Using a modified procedure, surgeons have returned genuine smiles to the faces of patients with one-sided facial muscle paralysis.

1 in 10 people suffer infection after gastrointestinal surgery

21 February, 2018

The global study also found that more than 1 in 5 surgical site infections were resistant to antibiotics given before surgery to prevent infections.

1 in 4 joint replacement surgeries unnecessary

07 February, 2018

A new report investigating hip and knee joint replacement surgeries in Victoria finds that many patients could be successfully treated without surgery, with massive savings to healthcare and welfare systems.

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