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167446 - Advancements in Orthopaedics

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This seminar provides the opportunity for GP's and allied health professionals to discuss innovations and advancements in orthopaedics. 

Patient assessment techniques and key indicators to look out for to ensure accurate referral will be covered in addition to an update on the latest techniques and treatments for orthopaedic surgery and patient care.

Relevance to General Practice

s GP’s are generally the first stakeholder within the healthcare system to deal with Orthopaedic injuries in patients, it is extremely important for them to remain up to date with all current surgical and rehabilitative techniques. According to the RACGP curriculum MS16, musculoskeletal assessment and sporting injuries is a significant part of the workload of general practice and are responsible for a major burden on the Australian Health System. In addition, Musculoskeletal conditions affect around 28% of the population and accounted for 14.4% of general practice encounters in 2013-2014. It is imperative that GP’s develop the skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions. 
Link to this document: http://www.racgp.org.au/download/Documents/Curriculum/2016/ms16-musculoskeletal-and -sports-medicine.pdf 

This education event will focus on advancements in hip and knee replacements and ortho-biologics.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify patients that may benefit from robotic assisted hip / knee replacement surgery, provide patients with a description of the procedure, and its benefits
  • Discuss orthopaedic technology and techniques of knee and hip surgery. GPs will be able to describe advancements in Ortho-biologics.
  • Identify patients that may benefit from ortho-biologics, and discuss the benefits of this form of treatment with patients.
  • Evaluate & identify situations in which a referral to orthopaedic specialist is necessary.
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    1.5 hours
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