Arthroplasty for Fractures

The role of joint replacement for fractures continues to expand.

Old hat now is hemiarthroplasty for neck of femur fractures. Initially a prosthesis designed by Austin Moore in the 1940’s was the first off the shelf body replacement part in the world. Now, the more common approach is to do a bipolar or even a total hip replacement, the arguments are about surgical approaches that modify the risk required ratio.

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Smoke Pollution and Exercise

With the horrific bushfires currently burning in New South Wales and Victoria many athletes and sporting organisations have been monitoring the smoke and air conditions and considering if athletes should be training or competing.

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