On Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, Beleura Private Hospital hosted “Orthopaedic Innovations”, an education session aimed at local GP’s. This night was held at The Rocks Restaurant in Mornington.

Presentations and discussion with Orthopaedic Surgeons included:

Update on the complications following joint replacement – Mr Peter McCombe

Common fractures in General Practice and ‘An introduction of robotic knee surgery at Beleura’ – Mr Peter Hamilton

Update on shoulders and when to refer – including CT guided total shoulder replacement – Mr Andrew Weber

Steroid injections for shoulders. Where? How? How many is too many? – Mr Richard Large

Fake news – orthopaedics in the Facebook era – Mr Brad Crick

Learning Outcomes:
• Identify complications after joint replacement surgery
• Diagnose and manage common fractures or refer appropriately
• Discuss latest innovations in managing shoulder dysfunction
• Develop clear guidelines for recommending shoulder steroid injections • Consider with their patients orthopaedic information found ‘online’

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