Smoking and Obesity are the major risk factors
Like training for a marathon, ‘training’ for surgery by getting your body in better shape may lessen the risk of complications during your surgery and improve your post-surgery recovery.
If you have surgery that requires you to receive a general anaesthetic, your body will be placed in a drug-induced state during which you will not respond to any stimuli such as pain. ...
Antero-Lateral Ligament Augmentation to ACL reconstruction.
The anterolateral ligament(ALL) is a ligament on the lateral aspect of the human knee, anterior to the fibular collateral ligament. Perhaps the earliest account of the ALL was written by French surgeon Paul Segond in 1879, in which he described a ligamentous structure between the lateral femur and tibia.
The ALL, which has been suggested to occur in at 33-97% of...
The Role of the Doctor, the Insurer and Medicare!!!!!!!!
One of the most important components of hospital insurance is the cover for medical services expenses during hospital treatment.The cover provided by different funds delivers different outcomes for patients. There is essentially 3 types of Billing structure from your service Provider (Usually specialist in-hospital stay) Note- Health insurance does not cover outpatient service e.g. consult,...
Home Made Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) machine
A Patients Husband made this home made hand operated device after seeing it used in Hospital. This is usually a very expansive machine , power operated and usually very sophisticated. However this hand made version serves all the same function as it automated counterpart at probably 1/100th the cost. GENIUS how it rehabs the knee whilst working out the arms and the upper body.
Complications of Knee Replacement Surgery
Most knee joint operations are problem-free but about 1 person in every 20 may have complications. Most of these complications are minor and can be successfully treated.
The risk of complications developing will depend on a number of factors including your age and general health. In general, a younger patient with no other medical problems will be at a lower risk of complications.
The use of Regional Administration of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Total Knee Arthroplasty
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A single doctors narrative View. Published in Australian Doctor Magazine
My world fell apart' - doctor describes her blind fear when AHPRA came knocking
Melbourne doctor appeals for a more humane reporting process
16th August 2018
Special Report: Part 1
Each year up to 5,000 doctors will be subject to a formal complaint by a patient. But while relatively common, the emotional fallout is less discussed.
In this two part series Australian Doctor...
Knee and Hip replacement post operative patient care
Recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery can be challenging, especially without the help of friends and family members.
For many people, the first few days at home are the most difficult. The person you’re caring for is likely to be tired and in pain. They may be frustrated or scared because it’s difficult for them to get around and do things on their own.
This is when...